You don’t need to buy everything in your bathroom for it to look amazing. In fact, you can use DIY projects, big and small, to really make your bathroom your own. Whether it’s vanity that fits just right, or a handmade faux-marble countertop, or even just a hand-sewn shower curtain, there are lots of ideas out there on how to use your creativity to personalize your space.
Make Your Own Industrial Sink Vanity
If you prefer the open, industrial style sink space, you don’t need to spend a lot of money. Just get a couple of lengths of copper tubing, spray paint it whichever color you like (here in gold), and install it safely as legs for your sink.
Pallet Makeup Organizer
If you drive long enough in any town, you’ll eventually find some empty, abandoned pallets somewhere. Pallet wood is conveniently set into easy-to-use planks, that you can separate and put back together at will.
This amazing makeup organizer, found on Glamshelf, is made out of pallet wood that was refinished, painted over, and put together to make a small decorative cabinet. The Mason jars are held up by magnets glued to their back.
Salvaged Sink And DIY Countertop
Deconstruction isn’t just for food. This industrial bathroom by from in formexposes the underside of the sink and uses reclaimed wood to build a counter around it. The use of two copper pipes to mix the hot and cold water also exposes the “innards” of this bathroom: yes, they do come from separate pipes.
Note the industrial-style matte black mirror with a slightly eroded tube, which completes the look.
Minimal Bathroom With DIY Light Fixture
The genius of this bathroom by Erin Martin Design is that it integrates DIY elements as if they were exclusive designer items. The light fixtures is made out of a large piece of wood with several branching directions. A lightbulb was added at each end, while the wiring is laid out inside the hollowed-out wood.
Another intriguing element is the rope shower door handle: it adds to the natural rusticity of the wood light fixture.
Bathroom With Wood Stump Vanity Space
This rather original bathroom, found on DIY & Crafts Ideas Magazine, features a group of tree stumps seemingly strewn around. Of course, pipes run through the faucet and under the sink, but the design is so stunning that you don’t even think about that.
This simple minimalism is heightened with an engraved mirror and a beautiful natural stone sink.
DIY Sideboard Turned Victorian Vanity
A great DIY skill is knowing what kind of furniture can be turned into something else. This bathroom by Saltbox Treasures, featuring a Victorian sideboard serving as a double vanity, is a great example.
All that was needed here was to replace the top with a bathroom-friendly countertop material, and add the two sinks and piping.
DIY Shower Curtain
Since the outside part of a shower curtain is usually protected by an inner liner, you can be creative with your fabrics. All you need is enough length (in this case, a few sheets) and a little bit of sewing skills.
This bathroom by Hazardous Design features a shower curtain made out of sheets and a pretty Greek trim that adds visual interest. A great way to re-use old sheets that nobody sleeps in anymore.