Creating a Bead Board Bathroom Wall Storage Unit is an easy, fun, and affordable project that will add tons of vertical storage to a small bathroom. While it is not difficult, you need to pay attention to the small details for a professional look. This Bead Board Bathroom Wall Storage Unit projects should cost you about $100 depending on what materials you already have.
To Make a Bead Board Bathroom Wall Storage Unit You Will Need:
Bead Board Embossed Wallpaper
2 Large Picture Hooks
2″ Finishing Nails
Utensil bars (optional)
Embossed bead board wallpaper is the key to this entire vertical Bead Board Bathroom storage project. You can buy a roll of embossed bead board wallpaper at any Home Depot or Lowe’s. They range from $14.99 to $19.99 per roll.
It applies just like regular wallpaper, but you can buy it in any many traditional styles that mimic tin ceiling patterns, bead board, and even brick. For this project buy a roll that looks like a bead board pattern.
The next step is to measure your open wall space in your bathroom. Pick an open wall, like over the toilet or next to the sink.
You need to now how wide your available storage space is so that you can have your MDF cut to size.
Almost any home improvement store will cut wood and MDF; you just need to give them the measurements. Have the MDF cut to size. Do not be afraid to fill up a large space. You can always paint this project the same color as your bathroom walls to help the storage disappear visually.
While you are at the home improvement store have a piece of crown molding cut to the same width as your Bead Board Bathroom Wall Storage Unit. It will save you from having to cut it yourself later when you assemble your Bead Board Bathroom wall storage unit.
Now, the first thing you need to do is prime the MDF and crown molding. Let these dry.
Once the primer has dried you can apply your embossed bead board wallpaper to the MDF. Work from the inside out if your paper is not the same width as your storage board. This will make sure you end up with an even looking bathroom storage unit.
Allow your bead board wallpaper to dry completely and then prime it again.
Attach the crown molding to the top of the Bead Board Bathroom Wall Storage Unit with wood glue. Use 2 inch finishing nails to hold it in place while the glue is drying.
Now, paint the entire Bead Board Bathroom Storage Unit out in (white) paint. You can use any color if you want, but white is nice. I recommend white semi gloss paint so you can easily wipe it down and clean it. This is especially useful if this Bead Board Bathroom Storage Unit is going in a busy bathroom.
Once the entire Bead Board Bathroom Storage Unit has dried flip it over on a flat surface face side down. On each side of the board, about four inches in from the side, attach your picture hanging hooks. This is how you wall hang the custom Bead Board Bathroom Storage Unit on the wall.
Drill your screws into the wall and hang your Bead Board Bathroom Storage Unit from the hooks.
Here are lots of extra details you can give to this Bead Board Bathroom Storage Unit to make it really unique and provide lots of storage:
-Look for those great utensil bars sold at Ikea and almost any home improvement store. They allow you to hang hooks from them so you can hang hand towel sand soap from them. You can also use copper plumbing!