Sure, there’s plenty of storage to be found in a bathroom’s vanity. And baskets are another easy way to go when it comes to creating that extra bit of space. But if you’re looking for a design-friendly way to elevate your bathroom (or any room, for that matter) and tuck awkward items like toothbrushes or cotton swabs out of the way, Mia Parres has the perfect solution.
On Home to Win the designer crafted a gorgeous storage unit with a small board and some mason jars, which she then filled with bathroom essentials and flowers and placed in the downstairs guest bathroom for the perfect Lake House touch.
The good news is that if you’re looking to create a lakeside inspired storage unit of your own, it’s actually pretty easy to do. Here’s how to make your own in a matter of minutes and with just a few simple tools.
- Piece of reclaimed wood
- Mason jars
- Measuring tape
- A pencil
- Pipe clamps
- A ratchet
What you do:
- Measure the overall width of the board and mark it at even intervals where you want the lids of your jars to sit.
- Line up the first pipe clamp with your top mark, centering it on the board so that it sits nice and smooth and so that the fastener is to the left.
- Screw the clamp in place.
- Insert a mason jar neck into the clamp, and tighten the clamp with your ratchet so that it’s nice and snug.
- Fasten the remaining clamps and Mason jars in the same way, following your measurements all the way down the board.
- Hang the board and then fill the jars with toothbrushes, cotton swabs, flowers or anything else your heart desires, you crafty person, you.
- Purchase pre-painted mason jars for a quicker project, or paint your own to match your room. Ensure the jars are fully dried before assembling.
- If you desire a certain shade of reclaimed wood, be sure to sand and paint before proceeding with the project.