Roger Hazard and Chris Stout-Hazard
Cart | Checkout
The Modern Farmhouse

Repurposing A Crate For Bathroom Storage

By Chris Stout-Hazard


We painted wood crates white and mounted them to the wall to store toilet paper and accessories in this small bathroom.

We found these small wood crates at Pottery Barn, but many similar boxes - both new and vintage - exist elsewhere.

Looking for a way to add whimsy, style, and functionality to a small bathroom?

We skipped the generic toilet paper holder and instead created a unique open shelf for rolls and other items in our powder room.

The starting point was with two small rustic wood storage crates from Pottery Barn. You could find similar wood crates at a flea market, or even fabricate your own out with a few pieces of wood and some time. The crates were originally dark brown; we brightened them up to complement our bathroom's crisp white theme with white spray paint. Both of these crates are mounted to the wall studs using wood screws.

In this small bathroom with minimal storage, the crates provide surfaces for a variety of items. Because this bathroom is frequently used by guests, it's nice to have the toilet paper rolls out in plain sight so they don't have to dig through the cabinets to find them if needed.

Have you created shelving out of repurposed items? Share it in the comments below!

Pin It
Chris Stout-Hazard
Chris Stout-Hazard · Founder · Roger + Chris · Sharon Springs, NY
Chris Stout-Hazard leads product design and development for Roger + Chris and co-stars with Roger in Roger That. MORE ABOUT Chris Stout-Hazard

Hot right now on Roger + Chris

Restyling a Garden House: Paint It Black
A cute, 160-year old Italianate Victorian had the potential to be a stunning garden house - but only after taming the garden, adding style to the porches, and applying some unexpected new colors.
10 Design Tips for Picking the Perfect Chesterfield
There are quite a few things to consider when picking the perfect Chesterfield. Here are some tips that will give you a head start.
How to Clean Velvet Furniture
Velvet fabric can be a bit trickier to clean than other fabrics because, in addition to removing the stain, you must take care to avoid "crushing" the nap of the fiber. Here are some tips to help you successfully remove stains without damaging your beautiful furniture.
RELATED POSTS
Modern Farmhouse Front Yard
Tour Roger and Chris' front yard.
Modern Farmhouse Office
Tour Roger and Chris' home office.
JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Design ideas, new stuff. discounts, and the occasional puppy photo. Sign up! All the cool kids are doing it.

NEW GOODIES
98
86
102
108
96
87