|Water Closet DIY shelves - super easy!|
Yes, the picture is awful, camera phone, tiny room, blah-blah-blah. But you get the idea.
Here is how easy it is. Really, you have no excuse.
- I bought a couple of boards at Lowes - 1x10 or 1x12, I can't recall. Either will work.
- Then I bought some 1x2 for the supports.
- I also bought toggle bolts made for drywall - these suckers are going to support whatever we put on them!
- Remember to buy the washers you'll need with the toggle bolts, or you'll get another trip to the store, like we did.
- We cut the 1x2 so it is as long as the shelf boards are deep
- We installed the 1x2 boards to the wall with toggle bolts
- We sat the boards on top of the supports we had just installed
- We did not secure the boards to the supports. This way if we need to move them to paint, clean, or do repairs it is easy.
- The measurement for our shelves was 31.5 inches. Yours may vary, even in a Ravenna - make sure you measure the front and back of your wall. Chances are the measurements differ a bit. A sander would likely be enough to make the difference in a pinch.
- I painted everything with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. I love the color and it's pretty much a match to the walls. I sanded it down a lot after painting because I love the wood grain showing through.
- The only thing I wish I had done, but missed, is giving the screws and washer a quick spray of oil rubbed bronze so it would match the rest of the hardware in the house.
So, if you have a couple of hours you can easily have some toilet paper & reading material storage in your little water closet, too. This will also serve as extra towel storage, which our bathroom was sorely lacking.