Here is a before picture of my daughter's bathroom. It was fine, we just had not changed it in about 6 or so years and were ready for something new.
This fun bathroom organizer was inspired by a similar one at Makely School For Girls. I decided to start with a drawer I had in the garage. If you don't have a drawer you could use a window planter box, a CD tower turned on its side, or build an easy box.
I am using what I have to save money. I did not have one piece of wood the size I wanted so I used two. Remember to make the piece large enough to cover up old towel rack holes, this one is 26" wide. I wanted trim around it--I used some 1x2's I had.
I attached the trim boards with a brad nailer. You could use screws or nails as well.
Next, I attached the drawer with screws. Because of the drawer front, the drawer did not lie flat. I used a couple pieces of thin masonite between the drawer and the back to solve this problem.
The drawer covers the seam where my two pieces of plywood meet. I made sure screws went into both pieces of the plywood.
After a light sanding, I painted it white.
I cut out a stencil with my Cricut that somewhat matched the new shower curtain we picked up at TJ Maxx for $15.
We were going to put a quote on the top part, but couldn't decide on one, so decided to go with the chalkboard paint. My daughter loves writing verses and quotes on the chalkboard in her room, so she is excited to have another place to write.
I painted some $3 hooks for the new towels I also purchased from TJ's on clearance for $7 each.
The extra storage will come in handy,
and the hooks will assure towels get hung up!
Shower curtain $15
New washcloths $3
White bath mat $6
Total spent so far: $44
That means I have $31 left in the budget--wait until you see how I stretch that!