Hi! Happy (?) Monday! Along with the pantry project, I've been working on making over the upstairs bathroom. I've only got a few more little things to finish in there! Yay! Today I'm going to show you how I made an extra long towel bar. Here's a pic of the old rod:
It just wasn't big enough! We need to hang three towels on it every day, and we could hardly fit two.
So I came up with a solution. I happened to have some leftover electrical conduit from making curtain rods, and sure enough, it was the perfect size to fit in the existing mounts! Woot!
Here's a picture of what electrical conduit looks like:
You can buy electrical conduit at Home Depot or Lowes. It's in the electrical section, but it can be hard to find, so I'd just ask someone to point you in the right direction. The last time I bought some, a ten foot piece was $2.
To make the electrical conduit not look like electrical conduit, I used brushed nickel spray paint.
I sprayed the rod, the mounts, and while I was at it, I also sprayed the TP holder and the hand towel ring. (I'll show you those tomorrow). I also gave them a clear coat just to help them withstand abuse.
Look how all three towels fit on my new, jumbo rod!
I am so thrilled with how it turned out. No more cramped towels!
After I got it done, I thought about all the other places you could use something like this. Wouldn't it be fantastic in the laundry room? You could make it the full 10 foot length and use it to hang laundry. Or you could put it in a little girls room as a makeshift ballet bar. Or you could use it in the garage with those hook things that have different organizers attached to them. So many possibilities!