Let's say you're upgrading or renovating your bathroom, and you don't know what to do with a couple of leftover shower pipes, an old medicine cabinet, or a sink you no longer need. Here are a few ways to rethink those things.
- Install a medicine cabinet on a bedroom or entryway wall to create a space-saving vanity, or use one in the dining room as a wall bar.
- Hang shower curtains on the windows. They're just the right length for big windows with a 72-inch (or less) sill-to-frame height.
- Martha Stewart suggests using a toothbrush holder as a flower vase. Just slip the stems through the holes for an instant arrangement.
- Another idea from Martha: use a wall-mounted soap dish as a key catch in the entryway. You could also try one above a bedside table or dresser to hold earrings.
- Cardboard toilet paper rolls make good cord wranglers, especially if you cover them in fabric to make them more durable (and prettier).
- There are lots of different ways to repurpose pipe plumbing into furniture or wall racks. For ideas, click here.
- Make a wooden bath mat into a boot tray, or use it as a door mat.
- Fitted into a hallway alcove, an old sink becomes a heavy-duty, industrial looking planter. The porcelain is easy to clean and it's moisture-resistant, so the plant won't cause it any damage.