Fast Fixes: Bathroom

Cottage Bathroom Storage Cabinet

Create stylish storage for your bathroom: This build-it-yourself shelving unit is a perfect way to make unused wall space functional.

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Prime and Paint

Apply all-purpose primer to shelf with a 2-1/2" sash brush. Make sure to paint underside of shelf, since it may be visible once shelf is hung. Allow dry time and apply two coats of latex paint. Tip: Lightly sanding between coats will minimize appearance of brush strokes.

Install Shelf

Determine placement of the cabinet. Position 1x2 board to fit on the wall under the bottom shelf and behind the base molding. Use a level to ensure the shelf will hang straight. Drill pilot holes through the board and wall. Insert screws to hold securely to the wall. Install the "L" bracket on top of the cabinet. Place the cabinet on the wall, resting on the cleat, and screw the "L" bracket into wall. Tack a few nails through the bottom shelf into the cleat to hold the shelf securely in place. Fill with baskets and toiletries. Tip: If installing in drywall, locate a stud to insert at least one screw in. If stud placement doesn't line up with shelf placement, use wall anchors.

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