A Spin on DIY
Mar 03, 2019 05:33PM
● By Rebecca Seidenspinner
By Rebecca Seidenspinner
My most recent home improvement project has been a bathroom makeover. We live in a small house with only one bathroom, and the number of family members going in and out is sometimes like a traffic jam. There seems to be an overflowing laundry basket at all times, and the toilet paper roll is empty more often than not. I wanted to find a way to make the bathroom more functional and organized on a budget. First, we updated the bathroom with a fresh coat of paint. Paint is the first thing I choose when updating any space in my home. I bought a new shower curtain and liner but just spray painted the shower rod instead of purchasing a new one. Spray paint works wonders. I seriously want to spray paint everything.
Most of the wood I use for my DIY projects is from old fence boards. I love giving new life to reclaimed wood, and it’s usually free -- even better. If you don’t have access to old fence boards or your style is more modern, you can pick up new fence boards at Home Depot. They will even cut your wood for free. My husband helped me build this cute cabinet door out of old fence boards. I would have been able to do it all by myself, but the hinge on it got a little tricky so I moved on to making a fence board towel rack out of the leftover wood. I had a few hooks that had been sitting in my junk drawer for years that I hadn’t been using, so I dug them out and attached them to the leftover wood. I used screws and a power drill and attached it to the wall. Finished. Now if only I can get my family members to hang up their towels after they shower. We even used old fence boards for our bathroom baseboard.
I also wanted to share with you this cute little sign I found at Target that is the perfect reminder to flush the toilet every time. Stay tuned as I continue my bathroom makeover with a wall stencil that I ordered from cuttingedgestencils.com. A stencil is a great way to add a creative touch to any room, and you can even stencil your floor! I can’t wait to try it.
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