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17 DIY Bathroom Upgrades You Can Actually Do

Scrub-a-dub-fabulous.

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1. Add a splash of color to your medicine cabinet with peel-and-stick wallpaper.

Here’s how, and you can get a 3-foot-long roll of this exact paper for $22.50 here.

2. Stencil your favorite Beyoncé quote on your shower curtain.

All you need is paint and a computer printer. And a curtain, of course. Here’s the full tutorial.

3. Glue together two cheap bath mats to make a pineapple-shaped place to warm your toes.

The tutorial could also work for any shape you like — it doesn’t have to be a pineapple.

4. Use an acrylic bar and two curtain rod holders to make a custom towel rack.

You can get a 3-foot-long acrylic bar for $10.80, who knew? Here’s the full tutorial.

5. Frame your builder’s-grade mirror using baseboard and liquid nails.

Sounds wayy more intimidating than it is — here’s how to do it.

6. Hand-draw pretty patterns onto the tile that’s already there.

All you need is a Sharpie. And it’s rental- and mess-up-friendly: You can always remove it with rubbing alcohol. Here are the instructions.

7. Mod Podge scrapbook paper onto your outlet and switch covers.

It takes a bit of patience to cut the paper neatly and make sure it’s applied straight, but it’s cheap and worth it. Here’s the full tutorial.

8. Spray-paint your doorknobs and cabinet knobs using a metallic paint.

Here’s how.

9. While you have the spray paint out, paint your shower fixtures, too.

You’ll have to whip out the plastic sheeting like you’re Dexter, but it’s well worth it. Here’s the full tutorial.

10. Build a set of organizers from mason jars and a piece of wood.

Watch the video here, and read a tutorial here.

11. Hang a second shower curtain to make your tub seem extra luxurious.

See the rest of this purple bathroom here.

12. Hot-glue your wine cork collection onto nonslip shelf liner to make a custom bath mat.

 

A handy way to use all those corks you’ve been collecting. Here’s the step-by-step.

13. Make a set of Anthropologie-inspired baskets to hold your towels and toiletries.

You’ll make friends with your wire cutters, but each basket only takes about 20 minutes to make. Here’s how to do it.

14. Use deck tiles to make a bath mat or to line the floor of your walk-in shower.

 

Here’s the tutorial for this bathmat, which uses this decking. If you plan to use it in the shower, look for tropical woods (like these teak tiles), which will stand up to lots of water without warping.

15. Instead of replacing your vanity, restain it with gel stain.

Gel stain is $15 here, which is much less than everything involved in replacing your sink’s vanity. The project will take maybe three hours out of your weekend. Here’s the full tutorial.

16. Screw two drawer pulls into a scrap of wood to make a bathtub tray to hold your wine, candles, and book.

And plant. Here’s the how-to.

17. Grow plants in your shower with a suction cup caddy.

You *could* turn your shower into a jungle like this. For more on what plants and soil to use, read the tutorial.

Enjoy your faaaaabulous new bathroom!

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