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32 Clever Uses for Everyday Items in the Bathroom

By: Morgan Faulkner and Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien

Use everyday objects you already have around your home — or can easily find at a flea market — to make creative storage and organizing solutions for the bathroom.

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Photo: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith. From: H. Camille Smith.

Cheap Meets Chic

An old luggage rack gets new life as a tub-side table with the help of a wooden tray and some paint. The upcycled table is now the perfect height for holding all your spa essentials while enjoying a soak.

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Photo: Sarah Hebenstreit / Modern Kids Co.. From: Regan Baker.

Ladder Towel Rack

Leaning an extra blanket ladder against the wall is an unexpected way to hang towels. This ladder doesn't take up a lot of room and adds a trendy, boho element to the space.

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Just Add Wheels

A chic bar cart makes for stylish-yet-functional storage in a bathroom that's lacking cabinets or shelves. Fill with all the handy toiletry essentials and jazz it up with a lush plant or two.

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Kimberly Ludy

Multipurpose Muffin Pan

Vintage baking pans come with a pretty patina that makes them a favorite find at flea markets, though a pan dating back to the Mad Men era may be better suited for display rather than Sunday's blueberry muffins. Repurpose a muffin pan in the bathroom as a handy tray for toiletries that you can bring by the tub for at-home pedicures, or place a few tea light candles inside to set a serene mood for a bath.

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