3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade

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3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade

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 Needed for Small Bathroom Easy DIYs

Materials for Bath Makeover Project

Tools


The Small Bathroom Before the Upgrade

Small bathroom before DIY upgrades added


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.


3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade

3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade


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.

3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade


Step 3: Attach Spigot Knob to Towel Holder

There wasn’t a good place to hang our hand towel with the original bathroom setup, so we found some great plans online for a DIY towel holder by Whitney of Shanty 2 Chic.

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!

3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade

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.

3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade


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!

3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade

3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade

3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade

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