Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How to Makeover a Bathroom For Under $75, Starting With a Towel Hook Organizer Tutorial

Want to freshen up your bathroom for under $75? With some smart shopping and DIY projects you can! Over the next week or so I will show you how, starting with this new place to hang towels and keep bathroom necessities. 
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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I attached the trim boards with a brad nailer.  You could use screws or nails as well.
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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.
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The drawer covers the seam where my two pieces of plywood meet.  I made sure screws went into both pieces of the plywood.
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After a light sanding, I painted it white.
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I cut out a stencil with my Cricut that somewhat matched the new shower curtain we picked up at TJ Maxx for $15.
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Beyond the Picket Fence Under $75 bathroom makeover and towel hook organizer http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-freshen-up-bathroom-for-under-75.html
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.
Beyond the Picket Fence Under $75 bathroom makeover and towel hook organizer http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-freshen-up-bathroom-for-under-75.html

Beyond the Picket Fence Under $75 bathroom makeover and towel hook organizer http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-freshen-up-bathroom-for-under-75.html
I painted some $3 hooks for the new towels I also purchased from TJ's on clearance for $7 each.
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The extra storage will come in handy,
Beyond the Picket Fence Under $75 bathroom makeover and towel hook organizer http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-freshen-up-bathroom-for-under-75.html
and the hooks will assure towels get hung up!
Beyond the Picket Fence Under $75 bathroom makeover and towel hook organizer http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-freshen-up-bathroom-for-under-75.html
Cost Breakdown:
Shower curtain    $15
Towels                  $14
New washcloths   $3
White bath mat     $6
Hooks                    $6

Total spent so far: $44
Beyond the Picket Fence Under $75 bathroom makeover and towel hook organizer http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/10/how-to-freshen-up-bathroom-for-under-75.html
That means I have $31 left in the budget--wait until you see how I stretch that!



7 comments:

  1. That is a really cute idea. Love it!

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  2. This is such a great project. It would be perfect for my guest bathroom when we remove our ugly wall-size mirror. I'll be keeping it on Pinterest. I love your chalkboard reminders, too.

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  3. Great job Becky! I love the chalkboard!
    Susan

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  4. Pretty creative! For less than $50 bucks is pretty darn good too!

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  5. Tess's bathroom is so cute! I love it. It was a teeny bit sad for me when my girls wanted to forego the "little girl" room for the more grown up room. It's all good, though. Love you, friend.

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  6. A great way to add storage and it looks great too!

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  7. Love the bathroom organizer becky--fun and functional!
    gail

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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