Last week I gave you guys a little preview of how I am planning on refreshing our upstairs bathroom, and today I wanted to share a little project that I made to organize our bedroom and add a little color We needed more storage space for little things items and thought I’d add this removable bathroom shelves, simply made with clear storage drawers, a painted wooden board and some nail polish. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out, and they are super affordable and easy to make! Probably one of my favorite projects I’ve ever made for this blog.
It’s been so nice to have the extra storage that I can easily move around or take down when we move out of our rental. I set up the finished shelf in the little window nook. Before them I didn’t really know how to best use that space, I tried to use wire baskets in the window to store things but it looked super cluttered and it wasn’t practical. I found these stackable clear show drawers, and they are actually perfect to store small to medium bathroom items.
I like that I can easily see what is where in each box, but didn’t want to clutter in them to show too much, so I decorate the front of each box with nail polish and put a small piece of contact paper to back it up – so cheap and easy, and a nice touch of personality! You’ve got so many possibilities with the nail polish, obviously I went a little fancy but you could simply do polka dots, tiny hearts, etc.
– 4 clear stackable boxes (but you could double up your shelf for even more storage!)
– Wooden board – 13 inches wide if you use the boxes I used + however long you want to make your shelf. If you want to make these shelves very long, you’ll probably want to add some clear boxes in the middle to provide more support.
– Dry-erase markers
– Nail polish (I got the really cheap kind at Target)
– White contact paper
1.With your dry-erase markers, draw the pattern of your liking on the front of your clear boxes. It will be easier to paint with the nail polish, you’ll just have to fill in the lines – kinda like a paint by number kit Let your imagination run wild!
2. Using one color at a time, start filling in the lines carefully. If you are not too sure of your skills, practice first on a random clear plastic container until you are happy with the results.
3. When you are done, erase any of the marker lines still visible.
4. Cut a piece of white contact paper to fit the front of the shoe box and stick it to the back so it will show behind the nail polish pattern you just made.
5. Cut and paint your wood board. Stack up the clear boxes and place your board on top. Voila, you’re done!
If you make these shelves, send me the pictures and show me what you did – I’d love to see what you guys come up with