Do-it-Yourself Accessories That Can Really Spruce Up Your Bathroom

by Cheryl Dunn

The accessories that you keep in your bathroom, such as the soap dishes and toilet paper holders that you use, can really make a difference in your home's appearance. If you are interested in dressing up your bathroom and are a little bit crafty, consider one of these tips for making homemade accessories. Once you do, you're sure to want to tackle do-it-yourself projects elsewhere in your home.

Make Your Own Toothbrush Holder

If you're tired of using a boring toothbrush holder, consider making your own. One excellent choice is to use a mason jar, a pretty vase or another wide-mouthed piece as a toothbrush holder. Simply fill it with clean stones or coffee beans, and you can have an attractive place for stashing toothbrushes. Obviously, you simply place the toothbrushes in with the bristles stuck out for a stunning display and an affordable yet handy accessory.

Get Out the Paint

Paint can work wonders for your bathroom, and you don't have to stick to just the walls. Instead, consider painting your towel racks, toilet paper holders and more if they are made out of wood. This is a great way to make them match your decor without having to go out and buy new pieces. Even if your bathroom accessories are made of stainless steel, you can spray paint them in a colour that you love for a fresh new look.

Make Your Own Toilet Paper Holder

Who says that your toilet paper holder has to be store-bought? Try getting creative and making your own. One excellent idea is to place two screws or nails in the wall, a little more than toilet paper roll-width apart. Then, knot the ends of a pretty piece of ribbon, and attach each end to one of the screws or nails. You can string your toilet paper roll onto the ribbon and allow it to hang, which makes for a very simple yet very attractive homemade toilet paper holder.

Get Creative with Your Soap Dish

You don't have to use a store-bought soap dish in your bathroom. Instead, scope out your kitchen for a small saucer in a colour that matches the rest of the decor in your bathroom. You can also use a small washable basket or pretty much anything else that you find around the house, and you're sure to enjoy the unique look.

As you can see, there are plenty of homemade ideas for making your own bathroom accessories, like those at Builders Discount Warehouse. If you're ready to give your bathroom a fresh new look and are interested in tackling a do-it-yourself project, consider these ideas. Even if you mix and match them with store-bought items, you're sure to enjoy the added personality of your homemade creations.