Over the Toilet Storage - Leaning Bathroom Ladder

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 08/10/2016 - 08:45
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Easy to make over the toilet storage leaning shelf - add storage for towels and tolietries without drilling holes in the wall!

UPDATED: Congrats to Jessica Quinn, who was randomly selected as the Build + Brag winner.  Thank you everyone for participating!


Hi guys!  It has been madness this summer racing the weather, trying to get a roof on our house before snow flies.  We've seen snow stick in September plenty of times, and that's just weeks away.  It's been a long summer of hard work - we can't wait to share this week's video with you on our dream house build on Friday!


Over the Toilet Storage

I do a handful of projects each year for Ryobi, and was thankful for a chance to get back to the shop and make something quick and easy, but still very beautiful and functional.

It's a ladder shelf for over the toilet storage!  It was so easy to make, and very inexpensive, but adds a ton of storage and beauty - all without having to drill holes in the wall and hang something over the toilet.

The bottom shelf is just perfect for baskets, and the upper shelves are perfect for decor or toiletries.  

A project this quick and simple requires an easy finish.  So I used Danish Oil - it's one VERY easy step that stains, seals and protects, all without brush marks.  It took me about 15 minutes to stain, seal and protect this shelf.

It is my new favorite way to finish pieces for sure now!  I did a post last week on Danish Oil and all the colors availabe here.  Go check it out and start using it, you will love it.  More building, less finishing  :)  And that's it for this over the toliet storage shelf!

Since this project is for Ryobi Nation, we get to do a fun giveaway!


1. Build the Leaning Bathroom Shelf

2. Brag your finished project on Ana-White.com before September 10, 2016.  

3. Winner is selected randomly

Contest follows guidelines here.


Now it's your turn to build this Over the Toilet Storage - 


Please do share a photo when you are finished!

XO Ana




Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:10

Hi Ana - Saw this plan yesterday, will fit perfectly in my small bathroom that definitely needs it and I was planning to build it this weekend.  Problem is I viewed it last night and then today, it's off Ryobi's site.  Can you please provide your instructions online?  I'm fine with most of the instructions, except the angle cutting at the top of the 2x4s.  Thanks!