You know it’s a good IKEA hack when your children are impressed.
They are a tough crowd.
You can completely create a paneled wall from 1 x 2’s and they shrug.
Add a plate rack (with a recipe) to the kitchen? Maybe a raised eyebrow.
But make shelves on a bathroom organizer? Take 30 minutes to make a project and have the peanut gallery stand up and cheer?
Winner winner chicken dinner.
It started here.
This is the bathroom refresh.
If you missed the story of the bathroom and the refresh and the helpful advice from a few of my friends….you can see it here.
The number one thing you asked about was the leaning towel holder.
Here’s a few from the front so you can see the shelves a little bit better.
And you don’t have to fill the shelves with random ivy plants and soap in a nest.
You could stack towels or wash cloths or buy beautiful shampoo and conditioner bottles from the random hygiene section at Ross Dress for Less.
total aside: have you ever shopped that section? Amazing….I’m telling you….amazing.
Want to make your own bathroom organizer and impress your family and friends?
Here’s how we made it.
Soap not included.
1. Start with the towel holder from IKEA.
You can see it un-hacked here.
IKEA tip. Tell yourself you are only there to buy the towel holder.
Don’t get distracted and come home with a hammock.
Do as I say.
Not as I do.
2. Measure and cut shelf
For each shelf cut one board 15 1/4″ by 5 1/4.”
Cut two pieces of wood 15 1/4″ by 2″.
You can have them cut at the home improvement store.
This will make one shelf.
3. Attach the side pieces to the main board
You can nail them or glue them.
A good wood glue works well here.
After you finish with the shelf, you place it on the rung of the towel holder.
The lip of the shelf holds it in place.
Here’s the shelf from the side so you can get an idea of the width.
We made three shelves for the unit.
total aside: I photographed this on my sidewalk. Doesn’t it make the prettiest backdrop?
Here’s the finished project.
Hope yours gets a standing ovation.
PS If you read this blog….I just wanted to thank you today.
For your support and encouragement.
But most of all….for the comments and e-mails and sweet notes that make me smile every day.
You are a rock star.