$8 Bathroom Cabinet Feet

Before I knew we were going to move, I had big plans for my master bathroom, but as you know those plans changed once we decided to move. Instead I ended up tweaking the bath to stage it for the selling the house.

I showed you how we updated the faucets, tore out a fabricated shower surround and replaced it with stone, and whitened the floor tile grout.

Today I have the final project to show you of what I did in the bathroom, but it is also my final project post from my house that I have blogged from for the past 6+ years. It is kind of a big turning point. I still will be sharing a few posts on how I got the house ready to sell, along with some packing and moving tips, but this is the last actual project I did to the house.

It is an easy project that makes “stock” cabinets look a little bit more stylish. I did this in my kitchen 18 years ago and doing the same in this bath was always on my “to-do” list. Well, I am happy to report that it is finally done!

Easy and affordable bathroom makeover

The bathroom was builder basic all around. I was fine with it since it was a large and bright space with a great big Jacuzzi tub. Ed and I were the only ones that used it and I was content with it.

budget bathroom makeover

One aspect of the room that always bothered me though was the unfinished area under the sink cabinet. The builder of the house never finished where the toe kickplate and tile floor meet.

Affordable way to make bathroom cabinet feet

It is now done…it only took me 22 years.

How to Make Bathroom Cabinet Feet Using Wood Shelf Brackets


supplies needed:

  1. Measure height from floor to the bottom of the cabinet and then mark this measurement on each of the wood corbels/brackets. My floor is uneven so the left and right side measurements were different.


2. Using a ruler, measure down from the long side of the bracket to the height needed. Mark with pencil.

Affordable decorative molding ideas to make

3. Make sure to mark each bracket with “L” and “R” for left and right so that you don’t mix them up.

How to make decorative feet for a bathroom vanity cabinet

I used my miter saw to cut the brackets to size.


4. This step is optional since you may not need to cut out a notch for tile floor to fit.  I eyeballed where I would need to fit the bracket into the tile on the wall and marked it on the brackets.


5. Cut out with a jigsaw and then sand to smooth the cut edge.


7. Remove metal hanging hardware with a screwdriver.

8. Paint brackets. I used semi-gloss Antique White. Apply two coats, letting the first one dry, before applying the second.


9. When the paint is dry, apply Liquid Nails Adhesive to top edge and flat side edge of the bracket. Carefully put in place. Make sure the bracket stays secure while the glue dries. Use painter’s tape if needed, but make sure no Liquid Nails adhesive is sticking to the tape or you will have a hard time getting the tape off.

DIY Before and after bathroom cabinet makeover on a budget

10. Once the glue is dry, fill seams with joint compound to smooth and make them disappear. Let dry. Sand to smooth and use touch up paint to cover joint compound.

Affordable way to make bathroom cabinet feet

I used tub and tile caulk to finish the space where the tile floor and the cabinet meet along the entire length of the cabinet.

A little tweak that makes the space finally look finished.

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  1. Christina says:

    Thank you for all your inspiration! You make me feel confident in using DIY ideas to improve the look of my small cape, that I prefer to call a cottage. LOL
    Please continue to share your brilliant ideas!
    Christina Mulligan ♥️

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thank-you for reading Christina. It makes me so happy to know that what I post has inspired to improve the look of your cottage.

  2. partyhouse says:

    This is the exact information that I was looking for. Thank you for sharing your expertise!

  3. Its a great job with only $8 need to innovate bathroom cabinet.We are highly inspired by you.

  4. Very beautiful. Your ideas can give a pleasant look to bathroom. Your bathroom is soo nice and bright .

  5. Bonnie Dewkett says:

    AWESOME idea! I’m buying a home and I’m on the hunt for great little fixes like this one! Thanks! :)

  6. millie torres says:

    nice job Diane, I love the way it makes the cabinet look custom made…good price too.

  7. Dear Diane,
    What about that big gap between the wall and the base? Wouldn’t you have creepy crawleys and dust gathering under the sink? In my country you would get cockroaches etc. I suppose it doesn’t matter since you are selling it!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Marinah – No bug problem in the house, so no creepy crawley’s to worry about. :-) I use a vacuum hose attachment to clean the floor of hair, dust and dirt before wet Swiffering it.

    2. If eliminating bug breeding grounds is important in your area, expanding foam is a cheap fix and would fill the space.

  8. Too funny. All that time for such a small (yet very important) fix. Well done!

  9. I have a white vanity top. I have been wanting to paint my cabinets white but was afraid it would be too much white. Yours looks great. And I love the cabinet feet. Corbels are generally so pricey . Where did you get yours?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Janice – You can get the brackets at some craft stores or in the molding section of the home improvement or hardware store.

  10. Great idea and it looks great. Your bathroom is so bright, I love it.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Vanessa. I will miss the tub in this bathroom since the house we are moving into does not have one. It may become something we add in the future. I will be showing before photos next week.

  11. Sheryll $ Critters. says:

    Okay, I have followed you long enough to remember you showing us this brilliant ‘how to’ in you kitchen. I personally think this is very expensive, valuable information. … and I will be copying it when (very soon) I get my new vanity,sink and faucet for my tiny, in suite, half bath. Try to NOT have a bad plumbing leak right after breaking a collar bone, especially if you are all alone! Laughing now, but oh my, a real nightmare at the time.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Sheryll – Sorry to hear about the leak and your collar bone. Since you are laughing now, I assume both are fixed and you are feeling better. :-)