When it comes to overhauling the rooms in our house, we’re always enthusiastic about adding and changing things in the decor scheme. What we love most, though, is using our DIY skills to make it happen! That’s why we’ve always got our eyes peeled for awesome homemade decor pieces that we’ve never tried before. Recently, we moved into a new home and the only room left that still needs a little bit of a decor makeover is the bathroom, so we’ve been scouring the Internet for awesome bathroom based DIY ideas that might help us take our space to the next level.
Are you feeling quite enamoured with the idea of making DIY things for your own bathroom as well? Check out this list of 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Long bathroom mirror cupboard
Perhaps you’re looking for something slightly less decorative and a little more practical but you’re also hoping to establish a kind of rustic chic aesthetic? In that case, if you’re not opposed to the idea of doing a little bit of super simple woodworking, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Shanty 2 Chic made this awesome wall mounted reclaimed wooden piece that is part mirror and part supply storage.
2. Custom tile shower pan
If you’re going to use your DIY skills to update part of your bathroom, would you actually much rather do something more permanent and will help the place function even better at the same time as it makes things look a little nicer? Well, if the idea of doing some custom tiling doesn’t intimidate you too much, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Apartment Therapy laid out the steps of their tutorial!
3. Mosaic tile bathroom mirror
Perhaps we’ve actually caught your attention quite well with this idea of doing some custom tiling but you’re just not sure you’re feeling quite confident enough to handle the entire shower tray? Then perhaps a slightly smaller piece that uses the same technique might be a better intro project. Take a better look at Centsational Style to see how they tiled the border of their bathroom mirror.
4. Easy DIY toilet topper tray
Have you always lived in houses with flat toilet tank tops that you got used to putting things on, but now you’re in a new place with a tank that has rounded edges, so you find that anything you put there falls off? Then we have a feeling you might appreciate the way A Stroll Thru Life made this fantastic toilet paper tray that gives you an additional flat surface to set things on that they won’t slip off of. It also adds a great vintage inspired aesthetic in a way that’s very simple to do.
5. Fabric toilet paper holder
Maybe we really piqued your attention with this whole idea of making a toilet paper holder but you’re a little more strapped for space than some of the suggestions you’ve seen so far really allow for? Perhaps you’re just more experienced with fabric based crafts than anything else, so you always prefer them. In any case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Make It, Love It created this awesome, simply sewn toilet paper hanger that will let you keep two extra rolls on hand at all times.
6. Rustic wood storage ladder
Are you actually still thinking about the idea of making some kind of lovely rustic chic bathroom piece for your bathroom, and you’re even totally interested in making it into a storage piece, but you just don’t have the space for a whole cabinet like we showed you earlier? Then we have a feeling you might get along a little better with this lovely rustic chic hanger ladder from Jenna Sue Design Co. that you can hang towels or wire storage baskets on.
7. Chunky wooden floating shelves
Maybe you’re quite new to the idea of making DIY home decor and, even though you’re still intent on making yourself something new, you need it to be simple as well? Then we feel like you might have more success making something like this chunky rustic floating shelves project outlined step by simple step on The Frugal Homemaker.
8. Rustic bathtub tray
Maybe we’ve really got you feeling quite curious about the idea of making bathroom trays of different kinds but you’re just not sure you’ll make use of the toilet tank version we showed you before? Then here’s another fantastic alternative for your consideration! We love the way The Idea Room made this rustic wooden tray that sits between the edges of the bathtub, giving you an extra convenient place to put things on while you have a relaxing soak.
9. Side cabinet cubby shelf
Perhaps you’re rather strapped for space because your bathroom is extremely little but you’re still convinced that you can definitely use your DIY skills to give yourself more space for simple storage? Then we think you might appreciate the way Homedit made this easy frame-style shelf that sits right between the toilet and the cupboard like a nicely reachable cubby.
10. DIY wooden bathroom vanity
Perhaps you are actually looking for something a little more hands-on and challenging that will really impact the look and function of your bathroom for the better but it’s not the shower you’re interested in right now? Then maybe you’d prefer to give your sink a makeover instead! We’re huge fans of how House of Rumours used nice reclaimed wood to built an entire bathroom sink vanity that looks like something you might find in a gorgeous farmhouse.
11. DIY towel rack shelf
Are you still scrolling through our list looking for something much simpler than what you’ve seen so far, but that will still help you get things up off the floor or storage them a little more effectively? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Dwelling in Happiness made this simple wood and metal hook towel rack that’s very easy to put up.
12. Stained wood bathroom plank wall
Just in case you’re still looking for a bigger project that will really help you overhaul the space in a beautiful way and hit a rustic chic aesthetic home, here’s another awesome project we think might interest you! We’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how Bless’er House made this beautiful stained wood plank wall that’s actually a lot easier to do than you might think.
13. Homemade wooden kids’ stepping stool
Do you remember being little enough that the bathroom sink was just ever so slightly too high for you to get your hands or toothbrush into while you cleaned up? Our parents bought us a little plastic stool to stand on and now we’re looking to help our own kids out the same way, but we can’t help thinking about how much we’d rather make it ourselves. That’s why we loved this adorable wooden stepping stool tutorial featured on Her Tool Belt so much!
14. Cedar bath mat
Just in case you’re still looking for some kind of simple wooden project that might make your bathroom a nicer place to use but you’re very new to the world of wooden DIY indeed and you need something a little easier than what you’ve seen so far, here’s an awesome tutorial that we think you might get along with a little better! The Merry Thought has all the details for helping you make an awesome naturally finished wooden plank bath mat in just a few surprisingly easy simple steps.
15. DIY sliding barn door bathroom cabinet
Are you actually still thinking about how much you loved the idea of making some kind of awesome bathroom storage cabinet, but you’re actually quite skilled in handiwork so you’re looking for something rather unique? Well, if you also love the idea of making something that has a beautiful farmhouse chic style to it, then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Shanty 2 Chic made this beautiful sliding barn door cabinet and mounted it on the wall above the toilet.
Have you made other awesome DIY bathroom projects before that you were very happy with and still use or have on display but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!