White Wall Cubbies for the Bathroom

I love the white wall cubbies in the PB catalog this year.

How to make DIY bathroom shelves. Homeroad.net

So I set out to make one for myself.

I began with another roadside find, U.G.L.Y. but it had much potential.

White Wall Cubbies for the Bathroom. Homeroad.net

I removed the backing because it was a crazy 1 1/2" thick!

Next I glued all the shelves together with wood glue.

I doubled up wood shims, cut each one to size and added them to the front of the shelves so there would be a ledge on each shelf.

Creating a wall shelf for a small bathroom. Homeroad.net

I had to think about what I wanted to use for a backing piece.

How to make a wall shelf for a bathroom. Homeroad.net

On the last wall cubbie I made, I used fabric for the backing, this time I cut a piece of masonite to size and nailed it on.

I painted, sanded and clear waxed the whole piece with 
Annie Sloan's chalk paint in Old White.

Then I nailed on some metal labels from Michaels,

Making a white wall shelf for the master bathroom. Homeroad.net

I quickly hung it up in my master bathroom before anyone else decided to snag it for their bathroom!

How to make a DIY wall shelf for the master bathroom. Homeroad.net

It was the perfect spot for it!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. As always...you never disappoint! Great project! Love the road kill part of it! I like to say that our business is in the green industry!! lol;)

  2. very cute
    and a wonderful interpretation
    of the PB piece!


  3. Love it, Susan! I really like your numbered containers and the metal plates you added to the front. Great storage/organization piece for the bathroom.

  4. Looove this!! You are so creative. I would have never gotten THAT out of the original piece. As usual you inspire me!

  5. I love the roadkill finds! Where did you find the metal name plates?? great job, laura

  6. What a transformation! And I love all the items you dress this up with. Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Feel free to link up a few projects if you like. Happy new year! My

  7. Hi Susan, what a great job you did on the wall shelf unit. You are clever. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  8. What a great transformation! :)
    You've been featured at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  10. Grat job. That turned out really nice.

  11. Ohhhhh I never saw this one before. Love it. A lot.


  12. I love cubbies and these are really cute! I will never pass up a set of shelves again! I'd love it if you linked this to my new linky party, "What We've Accomplished Wednesdays."

    Have a great weekend!


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