Category Archives: Frugal Decor

Frugal decor – Do – It – Yourself projects and ideas I have done and want to share with you. Fun and cheap ways to brighten your home!

Budget Decor:  Bathroom Floating Shelves Above The Toilet Decor Idea

Budget Decor: Bathroom Floating Shelves Above The Toilet Decor Idea

 

Ever see some really cute decor idea in a magazine or on Pinterest and you just want to know exactly how to replicate it?  Maybe decorating isn’t your forte and you just want someone to tell you exactly what each item is and where to get it?  Well today I’m going to show you this cute update I just put up in my bathroom.   I recently got some bathroom floating shelves for above my toilet and I’m going to show you exactly how I filled them.

 

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  1. First, get these floating shelves from Amazon
  2. Place on the upper left this Lantern with LED candle.
  3. Get a small galvanized bucket (I got mine at Michaels, but here is a similar one on Amazon), fill it with a small cube of floral foam and boxwood greenery and place it on the on the upper right floating shelf.
  4. For the bottom shelf, start with a small wood crate, (mine is 10″x6″ and I found it at a thrift store) and stain it with Rustic Reality Unicorn Spit.  Unicorn Spit is great because its a water based stain that’s easy to apply and toxic free.  After the stain dries, fill the wooden crate with a couple of toilet paper rolls and some rolled up wash cloths.
  5. Make some homemade bar soap – I have quite a few tutorials on making your own melt and pour hand soap. (You can make 12 bars in one hour – it’s really easy to do!)  Choose from Lavender, Lemon Poppy Seed, Orange Creamsicle, or Rose scented.  Each one comes with free printable soap labels!
  6. Grab a glass container to hold cotton balls – either an apothecary glass jar or in my case an upcycled yankee candle holder where I cleaned out the wax and removed the label.
  7. Get an 8oz jam mason jar that will become a q-tip holder.
  8. Last, add a bottle of Poo pourri and J.R. Watkins hand soap to complete filling your bathroom shelves!

Now wasn’t that easy?!  No more looking through a magazine or Pinterest and wondering how to get the exact look – because here it is!

Looking for more decor ideas?  Check out this post on 4 Tips on How To Decorate Farmhouse Style on a Budget!  Or if you are feeling crafty, try making these mason jar wall sconces or update an old display shelf.

Also, here is a great list of Farmhouse style decor ideas all uunder $20 on Amazon!

floating shelves

 

4 Tips on How To Redecorate Farmhouse Style On A Budget

4 Tips on How To Redecorate Farmhouse Style On A Budget

Farmhouse style decor is everywhere right now.  I myself live on a dirt road in rural upstate NY, and love anything “country,” so I’m in love with this current trend!  But I’m pretty sure whether you live on a dirt road or in a suburban cal de sac, Joanna Gaine’s farmhouse style has become the… Continue Reading

Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl

Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl

  Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl Here is another easy DIY project that only requires 2 materials – cotton rope and hot glue!  No sewing required!!  This is a very cute decorative item that can hold numerous items, from fruit to decorative wicker balls.  This would be cute in a nautical themed bathroom holding… Continue Reading

Frugal Decoration Ideas | Shabby Chic Display Shelf Makeover

Frugal Decoration Ideas | Shabby Chic Display Shelf Makeover

Does anyone have an old and outdated display or knick knack shelf laying around?  If not – head to a local thrift store, and I bet it wouldn’t be too hard to find one for a dirt cheap price! I had the one pictured above sitting in a pile in the storage area of my… Continue Reading

Dollar Store Makeover:  Handmade Decorative Magnetic Board

Dollar Store Makeover: Handmade Decorative Magnetic Board

Here is a very frugal and very cute Dollar store makeover where I show you how to make a handmade decorative magnetic board!  This DIY  magnetic board can be used to display inspirational or funny quotes, or your photos! Stove Burner Cover  Ribbon – about 4″ long (for hanging) Scrapbook Paper Glue Stick Sea Grass Rope… Continue Reading

30+ Unique DIY Upcycle Projects

30+ Unique DIY Upcycle Projects

  I always have fun with a “think outside the box” upcycle project.  I decided to gather up some unique DIY upcycle projects ideas from other bloggers as well so we can uniquely inspire each other to re-purpose and some items you can find around your home or that you can cheaply find at thrift stores!… Continue Reading

DIY Spring Wreaths With Forsythia & Burlap!

DIY Spring Wreaths With Forsythia & Burlap!

   Spring Wreaths | With Forsythia & Burlap! With this unusual warm winter we are having in NY, I keep wondering if my Forsythia will be confused and want to bloom early!  I’d love to see that yellow color, so I have some artificial forsythia that I used in my spring wreath to brighten up my… Continue Reading

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