Fast and Easy Shelving

Transform bare bathroom walls with functional and decorative crate shelving.
White Crates Used as Shelving in Light Blue Bathroom

Blue Bathroom With White Crate Shelves Are Budget Friendly

Repurposed white crates are creatively placed on the bathroom wall. The crates add functional storage for bathroom necessities and beautifully accent the room's light blue wall color.

By: Ana White

Materials Needed:

  • crates, less than 6 inches deep (available at craft stores)
  • 1 can spray paint or stain
  • scrap paper
  • masking tape
  • large-picture hanging strips
  • spray can exterior clear coat
  • level

Paint or Stain Crates

Paint or stain crates as desired with spray paint. Let dry completely.

Planning

From scrap paper, cut rectangles sized to the bottoms of crates. Arrange the paper patterns on wall with masking tape. (Tops of crates can also be used for storage space.)

How To Construct Simple Bathroom Shelving: Step 2

How To Construct Simple Bathroom Shelving: Step 2

Apply Strips to Crates

Follow directions on packaging to apply strips to backs of the crates. Use up to four strips per crate. Each large strip holds 4 pounds; with 4 strips, crates can hold up to 16 pounds.

How To Construct Simple Bathroom Shelving: Step 3

How To Construct Simple Bathroom Shelving: Step 3

Hang Crate

Follow directions for strips to hang crate on wall, making sure the crate is level. Continue hanging crates, replacing paper patterns.

How To Construct Simple Bathroom Shelving: Step 4

How To Construct Simple Bathroom Shelving: Step 4

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