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FUNCTIONAL BATHROOM DECOR ( 90 Second read )

You can easily breathe new life into your bathroom by adding a few plants and creating sufficient storage space for those extra towels. A Bathroom is the perfect place for most houseplants, as it provides an environment with enough moisture to keep the plants going, as long as there is some light coming into the room. In this post we’ll show you how to create a stylish towel rack that doubles as a planter.

Simply get to your nearest BUCO to pick up the following list of items:

Shopping List

1. Pine Panels (4 x 305 x9 00mm & 2 x 305 x 323mm)
2. Copper pipes (4 x 500mm, 1 x 750mm, 1 x 800mm, 8 x 150mm & 8 x 300mm)
3. 12 x Copper pipe T-pieces
4. 4 x Conduit saddles
5. Alcolin Fix-all glue
6. Cordless drill & metal bits
7. 35mm Screws
8. Pencil
9. Spray paint
10. Masking tape
11. And lastly, some indoor plants

EASY DIY

Watch this short video as Misi takes us through the project, or follow the step by step guide below.

PLANT BOX:

STEP 1 

Place 3 x 305 x 900mm pine panels to form the two long sides and the base of the box. Mark the panels at the bottom and mark guiding holes with a pencil along the bottom of each panel. Drill the holes.

STEP 2

Do the same for the 2 x 305 x 323mm panels, and put all the panels together to form the box.

STEP 3

Run masking tape in strips along the sides of the box to form a pattern or design of your choice - then spray over it. Remove the masking tape to reveal the pattern.

COPPER PIPE FRAME:

STEP 1

Use glue to connect the pipe pieces together. Connect the 300mm pipe pieces and the 500mm pipe pieces to the T-pieces to form the legs of the stand.

STEP 2

Connect the legs using the 4 remaining 300mm pipe pieces. Connect the two sets of legs together with the 750mm pipe at the top and the 800mm pipe at the bottom, so the stand arches inward.

STEP 3

Leave to dry and when ready, give it a good polish.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

STEP 1

Insert the planter box into the top of the frame so it rests on the 750mm cross-pipe.

STEP 2

Spray the remaining 305 x 900mm pine panel and insert onto the bottom, on top of the 800mm cross-pipe so that it forms a shelf.

STEP 3

Fasten the planter and the shelf to the piping underneath it with conduit saddles, so that the frame remains stable.

And voilà! A few pieces of pipe and pine and you have a stylish piece of functioning decor for your bathroom, which doubles as storage.
Visit your nearest BUCO for assistance and to find all the DIY project items you need to do more with your home.

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