Ok, so I know toilet paper isn’t a glamourous topic. And I suppose neither are the ceiling fans we discussed yesterday, but sometimes home design and ownership is about a little more than the pretty things and sometimes about the functional things as well.
For today, I wanted to share the industrial DIY toilet paper holder that I just made to complement my new bathroom redesign which I shared last week. In the original photos I didn’t have a TP holder at all, because I was looking for something very specific. And that looking turned into a few weeks of web-scouring and coming up empty handed. So I just kind of neglected the situation. Well, I realized that ignorance wasn’t bliss and that just because I didn’t find that very specific thing, didn’t mean I couldn’t still have what I wanted. I’d just have to make it. I was looking very specifically for a black holder with just an arm… no springs, no hinges, no reasons for someone not to refill them (I think you know where I’m going here).
As a side note, I’m not a huuuge fan of the ‘rustic industrial’ design (pipes and pallets and whatnot), but I also think that a little touch here and there can be nice when mixed with some more classic elements. After scouring shops local and online for a black holder I found a few but they were all in the $50-$120 range. I though that was a little ridiculous, so in came the DIY. What is even better about this DIYs $12 price tag is the five minutes it took me to complete. [Read more…]