My bathroom counter top is the wild west of toiletries. It’s domino line of products that I am far too lazy to put away. Mike, at his wits end, offered to build me a wood storage box. He began by raiding the scrap wood pile and together we put together a functional and pretty storage spot.
10 x 10 inch piece of 3/4″ wood
(2) 10 x 3.5 inch pieces of 3/4″ wood
(2) 8.5 x 3.5 inch pieces of 3/4″ wood
nails (we used a brad nailer)
your choice of paint
We were able to pull all our wood out of the scrap pile, using 3/4″ pine leftover from our mid century media center. Cut your wood to the above dimensions.
Lightly sand all your pieces and then nail them together. The wood sides go on top of the 10 x 10 inch base. Here it is upside down, before nailing. Tuck the short sides in between the two longer ones. We used a compressor and brad nailer to assemble the box, but you could use hammer and nails, too.
Stain your box with the stain of your choice. I used General Finishes Java Gel Stain. Let your stain dry overnight.
The master bathroom has a few touches of gold, and I wanted to incorporate that metallic into this box. You could use any color – metallic or not – for this next step.
Tape off the opening both inside and outside the box. Because my stain had dried for only 12 hours, I used FrogTape Delicate Surface.
Apply your paint of choice. I used gold metallic craft paint, which required three coats. Be sure to remove the FrogTape while your last coat of paint is still wet.
Let the paint dry fully and then put your wood storage box to use.
I placed mine between the two bathroom sinks. It’s looking all tame right now, but I guarantee it’ll be filled to the brim soon.
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