If you’re tired of looking at the same old decorations in your bathroom, you may need to revamp your space and create some fun and cute new features. These DIY projects are easy, cheap, and a great way to brighten your bathroom and make it feel brand new.
Mason Jar Storage Accessories
Mason jars have been all the rustic rage in recent memory. This DIY is relatively simple because all you need is:
- 2 Mason jars (your preference in size)
- White craft paint
- Clear coat sealant
- Mason jar soap lid converter (Available on Etsy)
- Mason jar flower lid
- Paint brush
- 80 grit sandpaper
You can start by applying two coats of white craft paint to the exterior of a jar. Be sure to let the first coat dry before applying the second one. After the second coat has dried, you can use sandpaper to rub some paint off in certain areas. We suggest the lettering to give the jar a vintage look. Then, you can apply the sealant to help maintain the paint. If you want a soap dispenser, add the soap lid converter. For a toothbrush holder, add the flower lid. After this, you are finished with two functional, stylish jars for your bathroom!
DIY Rustic Tub Board
This DIY is probably the coolest because of how practical and relaxing the outcome is! A tub board is essentially a tabletop built to fit across the top of your tub so you can enjoy a glass of wine, a book, or even your favorite Netflix show while you bathe! This project will require:
- Reclaimed wood board, 37 inches by 8 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches
- Tape measure
- Circular saw
- Sandpaper, P80 grit
- 2-inch wood screws, 4
- Power drill
- Multi-surface waterproofer
First, you should scavenge for the perfect piece of weathered-looking wood; the piece should be 6 to 7 inches longer than the width of your tub. Next, mark the wood at both ends to indicate the outside edge of the tub. Don’t be afraid to give yourself a ½ inch of overhang.
Then, use a circular saw to cut off the excess wood on the ends of the board. Save these pieces because they will be used to create slats underneath the board to prevent it from sliding. After you’ve finished cutting off the excess wood, lay your board across the top of your tub and place your pieces of slat wood on the underside of the board against the tub’s walls. Make marks for placement.
Take your 2-inch wood screws and screw down the slats in the marked areas. Once completed, sand the board to smooth the surface and edges. Finally, apply your waterproof sealant, let it dry, and place on top of your tub!
Toilet Paper Holder with a Shelf
This last DIY adds flair and functionality to your boring toilet paper holder. This project is also easy to do since you only need:
- Bronze toilet paper holder
- Scrap wood (mine is a 1×6 measuring about 10″ in length)
- Rustoleum Ultimate Wood Care stain & polyurethane
- 2 corner brackets and screws (you could try decorative brackets if they work with your holder/wood measurements)
Begin by acquiring a scrap piece of wood; you want to sand the surface and edges to prevent splinters. Next, apply your ultimate wood stain. Let dry, and then finish with your sealant to give it a nice, dark finish. After this, install your toilet paper holder in the middle of the underside of the wood, and add the 2 brackets on the wall side of the board. Finally, you can eyeball your wall next to the toilet and decide where the perfect place to install it will be.
You can now place your cell phone, an extra toilet paper roll, or even a succulent on your new shelf.