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.
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).
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.
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.
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.