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Is your bathroom in need of an update? Do you want to do it without breaking the bank? We have good news for you – you can! With the right do-it-yourself (DIY) project, you can redecorate your bathroom to breathe new life into the space. The following nine DIY projects are easy, affordable, and fun. Plus, most of them aren’t just decorative. Quite a few of these projects also deliver functional results. 


DIY Bathtub Tray

How do you relax at the end of a long day? We are partial to a leisurely soak. A warm bath is a great way to pamper tired muscles and reduce stress. To make your dip even more enjoyable, give yourself a sturdy, dry space to hold key items like a good book, candle, and glass of wine.

This awesome DIY bathtub tray by Amber at Snippets of Design is elegant and rustic. We like the look of natural wood, but you could also paint it to match your bathroom’s décor.

DIY Contemporary Chic Toilet Paper Holder

Are you tired of your old toilet paper holder? Give it an upgrade. All you need is a length of rope, a door pull, and some leather cord to make this DIY contemporary chic toilet paper holder. Bri from Design Love Fest shares her simple how-tos and offers a few alternatives for those who want to add a bit more pizzazz.


DIY Painted Bathroom Cabinets

What is the most affordable way to give your cabinets an upgrade? PAINT! A fresh coat of paint can completely transform your bathroom cabinets from tired to elegant. Stephanie from Stephanie White Travels shares the easy steps that offer great results.


DIY Frosted Window Stripes

Windows in a bathroom are like gold. They add life and light to the space in a way that no wall sconce can provide. Unfortunately, they also open your bathroom up to the world – which can really put a damper on your ability to twirl in your birthday suit.

Rather than cover your windows up with curtains, give them a few frosted stripes. This DIY project by Ashely from Bigger Thant the Three of Us lets you add frosted stripes to your windows so light can get in, but not nosey neighbors.


DIY Hanging Planters

Beyond keeping your windows open, how can you add more life to your bathroom? With actual life! Plants are not only good for the air, they are good for your emotional health. Studies show that plants can help boost your mood.

This sweet little DIY project by Ruth from Gathered Cheer makes use of wall space to add a bit of life to your bathroom.


DIY Rustic Mason Jar Sconce

The uses for mason jars are endless, but we are quite partial to this rustic wall sconce. You can easily use it as a flower vase, candle holder or catch-all for small items like hair ties.


Over the Toilet Storage – Leaning Bathroom Ladder

Have you ever noticed the space over your toilet – the space that just sits there unused? That is your space. You pay for it. You should get to use it! A leaning ladder is a simple and pretty awesome looking addition that instantly creates shelves over your toilet. It doesn’t even require any installation!


DIY Rustic Wood Floating Shelves

As a more permanent alternative to a leaning ladder, you might consider floating shelves. Floating shelves are a great way to introduce more storage to your bathroom without making the space feel consumed by a heavy piece of furniture.

This DIY tutorial by Christina from The Frugal Homemaker offers an easy way to create sturdy shelves for cheap!


DIY Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom Sign

Whether it’s a helpful reminder or a warm sentiment, signs can be a great addition to any home – especially in the bathroom. Ashley from Cherished Bliss shares the simple steps she used to create an industrial farmhouse bathroom sign. She mounted the word “FLUSH”, but you could put up any message you wanted.


Do you have a favorite DIY project we should check out? We are always looking for new, fun ways to update our bathrooms. Hop on over to our Facebook page and share.