Is storage space tight in your tiny bathroom? Have you run out of space for towels or beauty essentials? Here are a few inspiring DIY bathroom storage ideas and clever hacks to help you create more space and get organized.
Create a Basket Wall
Rustic woven baskets lining the wall look attractive and provide a great storage option for small bathrooms. Woven baskets are versatile and look nice holding rolled hand towels or beauty lotion.
- Measuring tape
- Putty knife (if needed)
- Paint roller (if needed)
- Paint tray (if needed)
- Towel bar(s)
- Lightweight decorative baskets
- Craft ribbon
- Sandpaper (if needed)
- Self-adhesive drywall joint tape (if needed)
- Spackling paste (if needed)
- Primer (if needed)
- Paint (if needed)
If you have an existing towel bar that allows space for the baskets to be hung, you can skip to Step 5 to hang the baskets.
Step 1 – Remove the Existing Towel Bar
If your old towel bar doesn’t leave enough space to hang the baskets, it will need to be replaced. If it is attached with screws, use a screwdriver to detach the bar and then remove it from the wall. Note: It might take a little pulling or twisting!
Step 2 – Patch Wall Holes
If any of the holes are the size of a dime or larger, patch with drywall joint tape and then spackle. Cover the hole and the area around it as well. For smaller holes, just patch with spackling paste. When the spackle is dry, sand it with a small square of sandpaper until smooth. Prime and paint the wall to match the existing wall color.
Step 3 – Hanging New Towel Bars
Hang the new towel bars according to package directions. Depending on your available space, hang one or two bars with enough vertical space between them to hang your decorative baskets. Use a level to make sure the bars are horizontally straight.
Step 4 – Hang The Baskets
Cut two lengths of craft ribbon for each basket. Choose which side of the basket you want to hang. Loop a piece of ribbon next to each corner on that side of the basket. Tie the ribbon around the towel bar to hang the baskets. Lastly, slide the baskets along the bar to center them.
- Tips: You can also use S hooks to hold up the baskets. Dress up S hooks by tying on craft ribbon bows.
This idea also works great in a mud room to store gloves and keys, or inside a kitchen pantry door.
DIY Mason Jar Bathroom Organizer
Is there a lot of clutter on your bathroom countertop? Then this DIY bathroom organizer is the perfect solution for you! All you need wood planks, screws, a screwdriver, decorative ribbon, a jigsaw, a sander, sandpaper, a tape measure, and a hot glue gun. This organizer can be completed in a few simple steps. Once you are done measuring, cutting, and assembling the boards, the only thing you have left to do is add the Mason jars. To decorate the Mason jars, you’ll need acrylic paint, a paintbrush, a Mason jar toothbrush holder, a Mason jar light, twine, and painter’s tape. After you have finished making the wooden organizer and Mason jars, you can place the completed piece on your bathroom countertop or vanity.
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Plate and Candlestick 2-Tier Bath Stand
Make more room on your bathroom counter with pretty, easy-to-make storage space. All you need is two thrift store plates, a candlestick, and glue. This 2-tier DIY bathroom stand is perfect for showing off jewelry, makeup, or perfume. Here’s how-
Tools and Materials
- Two thrift store plates (one should be smaller than the other, like a dinner plate and a salad plate)
- Candlestick (or any ceramic/glass object that has a sturdy base with a flat top and bottom, like a small decorative vase or a drinking glass)
- Epoxy glue
- Heavy books or paperweights
- Tape measure (optional)
- Pencil (optional)
Step 1 – Following the package instructions, apply the epoxy glue to the top of the candlestick. Position it on the back center of the smaller plate. If necessary, mark the exact center of the plate back by using a tape measure and pencil.
Step 2 – Place a few heavy books on top of the candlestick to weigh it down. Let the glue dry overnight.
Step 3 – To attach the larger plate, apply glue to the bottom of the candlestick. Find the center on the front side of the large plate. Then place the candlestick (with the small plate attached) on top, of the large plate.
Step 4 – Place a few small books or paperweights on the top, small plate for weight. Let it dry overnight.
- Inexpensive plates and candlesticks are available at dollar stores and thrift stores.
- For a one-tier stand, just follow steps 1 and 2 above.
Declutter Your Space
All of these DIY bathroom storage ideas won’t help if you are still keeping a ton of unnecessary items in your bathroom. Go through your bathroom and decide what you actually need and what is just taking up space. Toss out anything that you never use, expired products, and empty containers. Keep the things you use on a regular basis in easy to reach spots. Items you still need but don’t use as often can be placed out of sight inside a cabinet, basket, or drawers.
Want some more tips on how to declutter your bathroom vanity, counter, drawers, and cabinets? Click here.
Disorganized bathrooms are nothing but a hassle, especially if you are in a rush while getting ready in the morning. Stress is the last thing you want to deal with at the start of your day, but you can easily avoid it with a few simple bathroom organizations projects you can complete yourself! With these unique DIY bathroom storage ideas, you can finally get the most out of your space. Transform a cramped, tiny bathroom into a clean, organized room you actually want to use.
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