The bathroom can get pretty shabby when several people are using it. Why not freshen it up with these bathroom DIY ideas you can do this weekend? I'm sharing my favorite low-cost and quick bathroom DIY tutorials and other tips to help brighten up your well-loved bathroom in a short amount of time.
Paint bathroom furniture
The first bathroom DIY idea I will share is to paint the vanity. Painting your shabby vanity is a great way to update your bathroom without too much work or time. There is a lot of waiting, but you can quickly maximize your time by doing something else while the doors, drawers, and cabinets are drying. Our post below shows how we updated our shared bathroom makeover during the lockdown.
We also worked on our powder room. Feel free to check out that transformation too. SIMPLE DIY POWDER ROOM TRANSFORMATION
Add an area to put on makeup.
If you have a little room in your bathroom, you can easily add a vanity to hold all your things for the morning instead of cluttering up the sink area. Below are posts discussing what I created for my vanity area. Click on the image to reach the original posts.
You can also update and add bins under the vanity to keep it organized. Check out my powder room under the sink update!
Linen Closet Organization
Another thing you can do for an Easy bathroom DIY is to organize your linen closet. If you have a few hours, you can quickly clear out your linen closet and reorganize it. Below are posts about things to keep in your linen closet and what shelf to put them on. Feel free to visit the details here.
10 Things to Update a Small Bathroom.
If you have a little money and want to update the bathroom over time, you can try to replace a few things at a time. Below are some items you can buy and replace this weekend.
Note: Below are things I found on Amazon. I will receive a small commission if you click through and buy anything on Amazon. Happy Shopping!
1. Add a new vanity mirror or frame the existing mirror with wood.
Just updating one thing, like a mirror in the bathroom, can update the entire space!
2. Replace Cabinet or Vanity Hardware.
You can change things out and update your cabinet or sink quickly.
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3. Replace the old doorknobs.
Sometimes doorknobs get rusty in bathrooms; you can easily replace them.
4. Change out the towel holder and new hooks for robes.
Bathroom hardware like towel bars(towel rack), toilet paper holder, and hooks will update your bathroom quickly. You can purchase sets so everything matches.
5. Replace towels with new white ones.
Updating towels when they look shabby will allow for a fresh look in the bathroom. Having shallow cubbies is a great place for these towels.
6. Add decorative bathroom-safe wallpaper or a fresh new color of paint.
Peel and Stick wallpaper could freshen the space in accent areas. Or, if you are venturous, you can paint the bathroom a bright, fresh new color. Ensure the wallpaper can be used in a damp room like the bathroom.
7. New Baskets to organize things.
If you want something quick and easy, update little baskets to hold all your daily products. This will clean up the vanity and make the area more organized and attractive.
8. Add shelves above the toilet or in the shower.
Using the walls to mount shelving in a small bathroom removes clutter.
9. Add brighter lights or change out the light bulbs to higher watts.
Sometimes just brightening up the bathroom makes it work better. You can pick ones that are LEDs or decorative LEDs.
10. Replace broken things
You can replace a toilet or a small variety on the weekend. You can also remove a broken tile and replace it with a new one and regrout the seams.
Repurpose items to organize the bathroom
And last but not least, another option for easy bathroom DIY ideas is to repurpose items from around the house to organize your bathroom. These options are cheap ways to update the bathroom.
Repurposing items to use for organizing is my favorite thing to do. It does not just organize the bathroom; it also takes things that would have been in the landfill and reuses them to make something new. It's a win-win! See the projects below that I made for our bathroom using reused things.
You can repurpose and reuse various things in the bathroom for an easy DIY project his weekend. Click on the image below to see the DIY easy upcycling details.
Using mason jars, we also created sponges, cotton swabs, and cotton ball holders. Visit the post here to see the step-by-step instructions.
I hope this article gives you easy bathroom DIY ideas you can do this weekend to freshen up your shabby bathroom. Please share any tips you may have in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!