Today’s small apartment DIY is something for people who need all the storage spaces they could get for their bathrooms: a crate bathroom shelf by A Pair and a SpareDIY!
The thing with bathrooms is that they are some of the most utilized spaces in the home. If there is one room in your small apartment that needs an upgrade, it’s the bathroom! Now, storage spaces have always been an issue when it comes to small bathrooms and this is part of the reason why your bathroom looks or feels even smaller.
By stretching the storage space, you can maximize the bathroom to its fullest. Apart from increasing the room’s storage space, this small apartment DIY will also elevate the look of the bathroom. Are you ready to make your own crate bathroom shelf? Let’s get started!
You will need:
1 mesh crate
A can of spray paint, your desired shade
1 pc. plywood, cut to fit the mesh crate
2 pcs. wall hooks
Step 1: Spray-Painting the Mesh Crate
If the metal crate does not come in the shade that you like, apply spray paint, otherwise, you can skip this step. In the tutorial, the wire mesh comes in gold. Just check the spray paint’s label for application instruction. Leave the paint to dry completely before moving forward to the next step.
Step 2: Attaching the Wooden Shelf
You can cut the piece of plywood to size using a saw but if you want to make your life easier, I highly suggest having the plywood cut at your local hardware store. When cutting the piece of plywood, you want to leave notches into it so the wood can be slotted into the mesh crate.
Give the piece of plywood a push into the middle of the crate. The plywood will serve as a divider between the shelves. Once the plywood has been attached into the crate, give it a good shake just to check if it’s secure enough to hold your bath essentials.
Step 3: Installing the Hooks
After checking if the piece of plywood is set without moving, you can now hang the shelf in the bathroom. Depending on the hooks you used, you may need to drill holes on the wall or just stick the hooks on the wall. Hang the shelf from the hooks and start adding and arranging your bath essentials!
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