DIY bathroom makeover on a budget

Bathroom with shelves, jars, and seashells, photo

Living in a rental, there is only so much you can do when you want to upgrade your bathroom. With a wall-mounted sink and no storage to speak of, my small bathroom needed a little help. Paint isn’t an option, and the neutral tile colors limited my color choices, so I decided to go with natural wood and the colors of seashells.

I found the spacesaver on Craigslist, the jars at Ikea, the waffle-weave shower curtain at Kmart (Martha Stewart’s line), and the basket at Michael’s. The seashells are strung with twine through holes drilled in each shell. I sewed a canvas cover for the wicker tissue box and attached it with wooden buttons.

Before bathroom makeover, photo
Shadow box with seashells on the bathroom wall, photo

I’m a only a beginner at knitting, but I managed to knit a cotton sleeve for the hand soap bottle. I’m sure there’s a better way to do it, but this was only my second knitting project (my first was a scarf), and it works well enough for me.

The horizontal shadowbox was given to me, and I bought the vertical shadowbox on eBay. They were the perfect way to display my seashell collection. I sanded and varnished the wood, hot-glued the seashells in place, reassembled the shadowboxes, and hung them on the wall.

Horizontal shadowbox with seashells, photo
Vertical shadowbox with seashells, photo
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