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Bathtub and shower

Explore 6 projects, 4 articles, 2 videos, and more

Terry-Cloth Curtain

Steps:3
Nothing looks as inviting in a cool white bathroom as plush terry-cloth towels.
Materials
  • 2 terry-cloth bath towels (about 35 by 70 inches each)
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • 28 metal grommets
  • 14 shower hooks
  • Scissors  
  • Curtain rod
  • Shower curtain liner
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Color-Block Shower Curtain

Steps:5
Color blocking isn't just for shift dresses or paintings anymore. This spectacular linen shower curtain is made by stitching together three fabrics in rich tones; ours is an extra-long 106-inch curtain, but the same look could be achieved with the average 72-inch curtain.
Materials
  • Measuring tape
  • 3 colors of linen fabric
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Grommet kit
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Tub Teas

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Mother's Day
If you're searching for the perfect gift for mom this Mother's Day, why not give her something handmade, such as these soothing tub teas, adapted from "Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts"
Materials
  • Epsom salt
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Dried lavender, rosemary, or lemon verbena
  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing box
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Cheese cloth
  • Wax twine
  • Gift tag
  • Essential oil (optional)
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Tub Teas

Steps:3
Nothing soothes the soul like a good long soak, especially with a heady infusion of calming scents. 
Materials
  • Heat-sealable tea bags, thesage.com
  • Lavender buds, thesage.com
  • Chamomile buds, thesage.com
  • Peppermint leaves, thesage.com
  • Dried organic lemon verbena, localharvest.org
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Outdoor Shower Screen

Steps:3
Materials
  • 5 yards weatherproof fabric (such as Sunbrella "Donghia Maui" fabric, Boston Design Center, 617-449-5506)
  • Industrial thread
  • 4 steel rings, 1 inch each
  • 8 steel rings, 1 1/2 inches each
  • 3 steel swivel hooks
  • 4 adjustable aluminum tent poles (Eureka adjustable 7-foot tent poles, rei.com)
  • Hammer or mallet
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Mahogany Bathtub

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