Turn Average Cabinets into DIY Floating Bathroom Shelves

These drop-down cabinets look great in any bathroom and are perfect for small spaces. Make them yourself from cabinets you already have!

Don't bother with buying new cabinets for a small-space bathroom. To see standard wall cabinets in a new light, just install them horizontally instead of vertically. We made these floating wall cabinets that fit perfectly in a small bathroom. Fill with toiletries, and use the top as a shelf to hold small decor items. We love the Zen look and know you will too. Follow along to build your own. 

What You Need

  • Narrow wall cabinets (12-15 inches wide)
  • Painter's tape
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Ring pulls
  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Drill
  • Nails

Step 1: Paint Cabinets

Remove old cabinets from wall. Tape and paint wall cabinets as desired. We left the natural wood on the sides and painted the rest. Let dry. 

Step 2: Attach Ring Pulls

Follow instructions on packaging to attach the ring pulls. Place near the long side of the cabinet that swings open. This will be the top of your new storage unit. 

Step 3: Hang Cabinets

Determine where you want your floating cabinets to go. Be sure they are flipped horizontally and the door drops down. Use a stud finder to mark where you should drill your holes and a level to make sure the shelf is straight. 

Have a partner hold the shelf up to the wall and open the door. Put the power drill inside the cabinet to drill pilot holes through the back and into the wall studs. Finish with screws. 

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