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Use A Window Box For Bathroom Storage! Step-by-step Tutorial!!

posted in Home & Garden
11/18/2013
  • Window Box

Use a window box to keep toiletries at the ready.
    Window Box

    Use a window box to keep toiletries at the ready.
  • This was our inspiration see how we made our own!!
    This was our inspiration see how we made our own!!
  • We snagged a simple pine board, and cut it to length.  We agreed that slightly shorter the the toilet top would be good, since it would be placed above.
    We snagged a simple pine board, and cut it to length. We agreed that slightly shorter the the toilet top would be good, since it would be placed above.
  • Using a thinner piece of pine trim, after doing some pre-drilling and wood gluing....
    Using a thinner piece of pine trim, after doing some pre-drilling and wood gluing....
  • The backing was nailed in.  This is how the window box would eventually be attached to the wall.
    The backing was nailed in. This is how the window box would eventually be attached to the wall.
  • We found some leftover kitchen wainscoting panels that we decided would be good window box walls.  So we measured....
    We found some leftover kitchen wainscoting panels that we decided would be good window box walls. So we measured....
  • And cut ...
    And cut ...
  • And then following the same steps of predrilling and wood gluing and then screwing in the wainscoting walls.
    And then following the same steps of predrilling and wood gluing and then screwing in the wainscoting walls.
  • To cover up the screwed and give it some added strength, we used some additional pine molding around the outer edge, that we just attached using wood glue adhesive.
    To cover up the screwed and give it some added strength, we used some additional pine molding around the outer edge, that we just attached using wood glue adhesive.
  • And clamped until dry!
    And clamped until dry!
  • Giving us a window box that was cute as pie! {Whatever that really means?}
    Giving us a window box that was cute as pie! {Whatever that really means?}
  • But before we started painting, I wanted to give it a little personality.  So I started playing with some .99 cent chipboard letters from the Target scrapbook isle.
    But before we started painting, I wanted to give it a little personality. So I started playing with some .99 cent chipboard letters from the Target scrapbook isle.
  • After coming up with my favorite bathroom related words {yes kiddos giggle when they take their tubbies so it is a bathroom word in my heart}, I placed them on the window box.
    After coming up with my favorite bathroom related words {yes kiddos giggle when they take their tubbies so it is a bathroom word in my heart}, I placed them on the window box.
  • I affixed the letters to the box with some hot glue.  And then I gave the whole thing a coat of spray primer.
    I affixed the letters to the box with some hot glue. And then I gave the whole thing a coat of spray primer.
  • So much better!!
    So much better!!
  • After the primer was dry, I used a sharp knife to make sure any dried hot glue or clumpy primer was scraped out of the letters, and then gave it a coat of cabinet colored paint.
    After the primer was dry, I used a sharp knife to make sure any dried hot glue or clumpy primer was scraped out of the letters, and then gave it a coat of cabinet colored paint.
  • Let it dry
    Let it dry
  • And hang it to your wall!!
    And hang it to your wall!!
  • I tossed some rolled up hand towels and kiddo lotion inside the new window box, and using some eye screws, hung some mason jars by twine below.
    I tossed some rolled up hand towels and kiddo lotion inside the new window box, and using some eye screws, hung some mason jars by twine below.
  • Which I used for toothbrush storage.
    Which I used for toothbrush storage.
  • After some trial and error this was our final product!!
    After some trial and error this was our final product!!
  • I hope you enjoyed this Tip!! Please feel free to leave your feedback in the comments!! Thank you!! 💖😄✌️

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