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DIY bathroom scale makeover

Nancy Amon _ homify Avatar Nancy Amon _ homify


  • An old bathroom scale
  • Masking tape
  • Your choice of paint (we chose acrylic)
  • Paintbrush
  • Clear lacquer


Bathroom scales, we all need to check out weight, but sometimes, there just isn’t enough space to accommodate them and they end up in the way. So, with this DIY project, we do a little bathroom scale makeover to make it more visible and prevent the chances of tripping over it.

1 hourDifficultyEasy

Step 1: Clean and prep scale

Clean and dry the scale. Once it is dried, tape off the display and any other sections that you don’t want to paint over.

Step 2: Paint the scale

With your preferred choice of paint colour, paint the scale surface as seen in this picture. We recommend using a paintbrush because spray paint can sometimes result in an uneven finish.

Step 3: Choose a design (decals/motifs)

While the paint dries, you can work on a design for the decal or motif.

Step 4: Apply the decal/motif

Once you’ve found a design, if you’re skilled enough to directly paint it onto your scale then go for it. Another option is to print it as a stencil and transfer it to cardboard, after that, apply it to the scale surface. See the example in this picture.

Step 5: Seal the paint

Using a lacquer, seal the paint and motive and allow this to dry overnight, or a bit longer if you like. 

Step 6: All done and ready to use!

Here is the final result, a refreshed scale that’s lovely to look at and use. Most of all it’s visible and not as faded as before. Don’t forget to remove the masking tape. See more DIY project ideas to do here at homify DIY.

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