One Tiny, Fun Thing You Can Do For Your Bathroom Under $10

published Aug 22, 2018
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It’s funny how fixated you become on small details once you have your own space. Last week, I was gushing about drying racks, and this week it’s all about toilet paper holders. I never thought about these until faced with the extremely dated, ill-placed toilet paper holder I now deal with daily. As much as I want to replace it, the store-bought options are either boring or too pricey. Thankfully, the DIY community comes to the rescue again.

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Manda of The Merry Thought is a master of effortless Scandinavian DIYs. With just some simple cording, a dowel, and 1 screw, she demonstrates how small touches make big impact. (P.S. her whole bathroom is full of coordinating DIYs! Go check out her leather shower curtain rings and wood towel hooks.)

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From the other half of The Merry Thought duo, Caitlin created a toilet paper holder with extra storage. A little bit modern, a little bit farmhouse, and a whole lot of bathroom inspiration.

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Can you believe Kara’s stunning, copper toilet paper, and toilet paper storage holder set only costs $16 to make? I’m always worried about a pipe leaking and ruining toilet paper under the vanity, but don’t have the floor space to give up for a basket. Now I can solve two problems at once with coordinating storage!

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Welcome in a rustic, industrial aesthetic with an integrated, wooden shelf and pipe toilet paper holder. This one is no longer available through Anthropologie, but it looks like six standard pipe pieces you can pick up from any home improvement store.

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Kim’s toilet paper holder looks straight out of a luxury resort. The copper and wooden bead touches can bring personality to even the smallest bathrooms. It’s even renter friendly with a Command Hook!

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If you’re a long time reader of Apartment Therapy, you know we’re big fans of baskets. This idea is new to me though. Find a sturdy basket with a removable handle (or add a dowel between built-in handles) and slide your roll on for storage and dispensing all in one. This one retails for $49 at Pottery Barn.

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I know this technically isn’t a toilet paper holder, but it holds a roll of paper and can easily be scaled down for the bathroom. Plus, how could we ignore this beauty Lisa made? If you’re strapped to find leather strips, repurpose leather belts for an easy upcycle.

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Toilet paper has never looked so luxurious. Bri and Natalie of Design Love Fest designed four toilet paper holders inspired by their favorite hotels and now I’m wondering why everyone doesn’t have a fun TP holder.