These three easy DIY projects will give your small bathroom added convenience and a little extra visual appeal, too. These DIY projects were all mounted in an apartment bathroom, so they don’t entail any big changes to the room.
Follow along to build a cute towel hanger, a decorative jar lid and to install new cabinet pulls.
Easy DIY Projects for Your Small Bathroom
Materials for Bath Makeover Project
- Liberty Spigot Knob in White
- Liberty Mandara Knob in Satin Nickel
- Liberty Mandara Pull in Satin Nickel
- Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint in Gloss White
- Rust-Oleum Flat Matte Clear Paint
- Decorative Jar with Lid
The Small Bathroom Before the Upgrade
Step 1: Glue Knobs to Decorative Jar Lids
Attach your decorative cabinet knob to the jar lid using super glue. We chose Liberty Hardware’s Mandara Knob because it had a great profile that we thought would add a fun, decorative accent to our jars.
Make sure that you use enough glue so that it will adhere to the lid properly.
Let the glue set before moving on to the next step.
Step 2: Paint Decorative Jar Lids
Using a sweeping motion, apply a thin coat of spray paint. Apply two or more coats until desired color is achieved. Always wait for your paint to fully dry before applying another coat.
We used Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint in Gloss White. Since our new jars are going to be more than just a decorative addition to our bathroom, we also sealed the paint with Rust-Oleum Flat Matte Clear Paint to minimize the paint from chipping.
Allow paint to fully dry before screwing your new lids on your jar.
Step 3: Attach Spigot Knob to Towel Holder
In place of a standard double hook seen in the Shanty 2 Chic tutorial, we used Liberty Hardware’s Spigot Knob, which added a ton of personality and a vintage touch to our towel holder. This knob is so fun!
To attach your spigot knob to your towel holder, you’ll need to mark the center of the board.
Pre-drill with a ⅜-in. drill bit. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, attach your spigot knob to the towel holder. To hang your towel holder, mount it directly to the studs in the wall.
Step 4: Replace Vanity Pulls
Remove your old pulls from your vanity and replace them with the new pulls. We chose Liberty Hardware’s Mandara pull so that we could coordinate it with the new jar lids we made, plus the center-to-center measurement was the exact same as the hardware pulls that we were replacing. We chose to stay with a satin nickel finish because it matched all of the bath hardware that was already in our bathroom. Home Depot offers a wide variety of different finishes to coordinate with your look!
Bonus Tip: When choosing new pulls, it’s important to remember to check the measurement between the screw holes (known as the center-to-center measurement), otherwise you will need to fill in your old hole with a liquid wood filler, and then patch the color to match your current paint or stain.
Step 5: Style Your Bathroom!