In my previous post about the bathroom redo I mentioned my shower caddy. Since I kept the claw foot tub I have to have a shower curtain surrounding the whole tub. This makes it very difficult to store things in the shower like shampoo and soap. I decided I needed some sort of shower caddy that attached to the riser. I searched online and found they were pretty expensive, upwards of $80-$100. I am not willing to spend that much money when I think I can make something that will work just as well, which I did.
First, I went to Target and found a shower caddy that had suction cups. This, as you can see from the price tag, cost me a little over $10. I liked the shape of this caddy, and it was wire, which would make it easier to work with attaching to the riser. Next, I went to the local hardware store to find some stuff to attach it to the riser. Going to the local hardware store is important, because larger stores like Home Depot or Menard’s don’t sell small things individually, which means you will be spending more money.
At the hardware store I looked for some pipe strapping to fit the pipe. I measured the pipe with calipers before I headed to the store so that I would know exactly what size I needed. Next I found some mending plates that were perfect for backing the caddy to attach to the strap. I also bought some washers, bolts, and nuts to attach it all together.
The final result was this cool shower caddy that I made for about $15!