It’s been awhile since we’ve visited my master bathroom. It’s pretty much complete besides a few finishing touches that I’ve been putting off. Well, some finishing touches AND the linen closet, which is still pink from when we bought our house. But that is for another post, today we are talking industrial bathroom hardware.
Believe it or not, we have never had toilet paper holders in either one of our bathrooms. The toilet paper just sits on random surfaces nearby the toilet, sometimes getting kidnapped by children and who unroll the whole thing while hiding in the pantry. Now that our TP has a home I have to say…it’s kinda nice. I like knowing that it will be there when I need it. Is this getting to be TMI? Let’s move on.
In both our bathrooms we have used industrial pipe (examples here and here), so it made sense to keep going with that theme. Now industrial pipe isn’t the cheapest thing out there…it’s kinda pricey. Though these DIY versions will still save you money over most non-cheesy bathroom hardware. Plus I really like this look, and look how perfectly the TP fits…
Making these is really easy…you don’t even need a tutorial, just a shopping list. (And you can always spray paint them if galvanized isn’t your thing.)
Here is what you will need, all of our pipes and fitting are 1/2 inch –
- Floor flange – $6.61
- 2.5 inch nipple – $1.33
- 90 degree elbow – $1.65
- 6 inch nipple – $2.50
- Cap – $1.65
Total – $13.74
Making a towel bar is almost the exact same process.
- Floor flange (2) – $13.22
- 2.5 inch nipple (2) – $2.66
- 90 degree elbow (2) – $3.30
- 1/2 inch by 72 inch pipe – $13.54 (the hardware store will cut this down for you for free, we made two towel bars from our one pipe)
Total – $32.72 ($54.12 for two)
While we were at it we replaced our adjustable shower curtain rod with something a little sturdier…
- Pole socket set – $5.57
- 3/4 inch 10 ft electrical conduit – $3.12 (this is different from the pipe we used for the towel bars) (also great for curtain rods)
Total – $8.12
That’s it…gotta love easy projects!