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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Window Box Bathroom Storage (perfect for a small bathroom)

I'm not the first person to think up the idea of hanging baskets on the wall for storage.  In fact, if you type in "basket bathroom storage" on Pinterest you'll find tons of images that will inspire you.  All that inspiration is what led me to turn this unused nook in our basement bathroom into a great little storage spot for hand towels and extra toilet paper.

See that little nook next to the shower stall?



It was the perfect spot for these wicker window boxes I turned into bathroom storage containers.

window box bathroom storage

And thanks to Lowe's it only cost me around $35 to make this little project happen.  Theses wicker window boxes are on sale right now - back in the summer they were $6.96 but now they're selling them for $5.22!  The hooks were about $3 each (also from Lowe's).

window box turned bathroom storage container

These window boxes are so great for storage.  They're nice and deep; perfect for holding towels and toilet paper.  They had a plastic lining in them, and I just cut it out.

window box bathroom storage

The metal number signs are something I added to dress them up a little.  I borrowed them from the metal pots I had on my potting bench and used a little twine to tie them on the front.


You could easily replicate this look with some wooden cut outs and either vinyl numbers or a stencil from the craft store.   I also think a little chalkboard label would be fun too.

basket bathroom storage

I love it when design meets function and the process was relatively painless - 'cause honestly when does that ever really happen?!

In case any of you are wondering - no I didn't use any anchors.  I used a pencil to mark where I wanted the hooks to go then screwed them directly into the wall, and they feel really secure.  I can always put some anchors in later but I hope I don't have to - I hate working with anchors.

The basement bathroom is almost done.  I'm glad to have the storage issue out of the way.  Finding creative ways to gain some storage space in a small bathroom can be kind of tough.  This idea of hanging baskets on the wall is a great solution that doesn't take up any floor space in a bathroom with a small footprint.

creating storage in a small bathroom
But mainly I'm just glad I won't have to yell out,"Ummmmmm, HELLO - I need some toilet paper here!"  Because you and I both know we never use the last of the toilet paper and yet we (women, moms) are always the ones that end up replacing the roll!  Seriously, can I get an AMEN?!  So, at least now - I'll have some back up rolls nearby ;) 



*Linking up at Hi Sugarplum!, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Home Stories A to Z , Thrifty Decor Chick 

39 comments:

  1. Love it! Going to copy it today!

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  2. You never cease to amaze me. These are awesome! I love the hooks and tags too. So smart!

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  3. Um yeah, soooo, this is genius. Luuuv it!
    And yeah, what is with the constant empty roll?! Drives me nuts.

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  4. Amen to the toilet paper issue!! I want to know more about the art work in there too! LOVEeverything about this bathroom!!!

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  5. They are perfectly pretty and functional. I love the texture they bring to the space and a nice solid color, too. Great artwork on the walls, too, Carmel!

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  6. I love this!! So smart! I may just have to steal this idea :)

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  7. What a great idea! I can think of a ton of other places where these would be helpful too. Also, I love the art hanging in your bathroom as well. PS Amen on the switching up of the toilet paper.

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  8. i love these! they serve a purpose and help fill that space on the wall- perfect!

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  9. Um, i ADORE this! I might have to copy you on this one!!

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  10. Hi there, I'm popping over from Hi Sugarplum. This is a super cute storage idea. I could always use more storage. I also love the art on the side wall. Cute!

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  11. Amen!!! This is so awesome, girl. You keep busting out amazing projects. And the photos! LOVE. :) Pinning

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  12. I have one of those window boxes just sitting in my basement somewhere... Love the way they look in your bathroom! Pinning as well! Love your blog by the way!

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  13. What a clever idea. I love how you too advantage of the small space! I also love the name of your blog. I stumbled across you while researching names for my blog! Great minds think alike :)

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  14. First of all, I love it! I have the same basket already so I might be heading back to Lowes today :) And also, I'm so glad to know I'm not the only wife that ALWAYS has to replace the roll!

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  15. Did I miss a post on the gallery wall project for this room? I love the scabble letter art! The tiles look large & flat are they a DIY project?

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  16. Amen to the toilet paper! Why oh why can they leave that cardboard tube sitting there for a week!

    Love this idea - I want shelves in our powder room but this is a great interim until I actually do that!
    Kelly

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  17. Very cute and resourceful! They look great!

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  18. I am absolutely in love with this idea! I'm seriously going to be visiting my Lowes to scoop up my very own!

    :)

    Linda

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  19. Love this idea! Thanks for linking up, I'll be featuring it later today.
    XO
    Kristin

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  20. This is genius and looks amazing! Pinned it :)

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  21. Hey cute girl!! I am choosing this as one of "My Friday Fave Pins" tomorrow, October 26th.
    I hope you will come over for a visit to see the post!
    Meegan
    meeganmakes.com

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  22. I love this idea!!!! It's perfect for small spaces, yet stylish and functional.

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  23. Super idea and very nicely done. Now I just need an extra bathroom to add this to. Haha. Thanks.

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  24. Such a creative use of space. And we have those same hooks in our mudroom!

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  25. Love this! Does Lowes still carry these? I see they are not available online anymore!

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  26. So pretty! I love the texture it brings.. no substitute . Thanks ..

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  27. this is going to be a part of our guest bathroom tonight! except im going to stick the baskets over the toilet, we have no room, and my husbands toothbrush and shaving stuff is all over the place since he uses the bathroom for showers before work... SOOO excited i found this, LOVE the baskey idea... cuter, and probably the same price or cheaper than the wooden cabinet thing.

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  28. How would i make a chalkboard label and put it on the basket?

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  29. Wonder if those baskets are still available....

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  30. Can't speak to competitiveness of storage facilities regarding price but I feel we pay a fair price for our unit. Bottom line is that those guys are a pleasure to do business with.
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  31. Unfortunately Lowes no longer has these baskets, any suggestions on where I may be able to find them cheap in AZ or online?

    Thank you

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  32. I have been all over lowes.. home depot..hobby lobby..kmartt..michaels...target..looking for the hooks and baskets with loops on back for hanging...With No luck any ideas where I can find them or order them..i have searched google also

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