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Make a Towel Bar from Vintage Hardware
By Merri Cvetan
Remodeling a bathroom is a big and expensive undertaking. The results, however, are always worth the effort. Who wouldn't love a new sink, toilet, tub and shower? But if complete remodeling isn't in your cards at the moment, there are several ways to update the room that gets used the most. It's as easy as replacing hardware. You can get new knobs for the vanity or cabinetry or simply replace the towel bar.
As an interior designer I'm always looking for new ways to add style to any room I'm redecorating. Sometimes all it takes is thinking outside the box. When I found an old brass door pull at a flea market, I instantly knew it would be perfect as a towel bar. I assume this one came from an apartment or commercial door. Maybe the lock was in the center opening? It's the perfect size for a hand towel when installed horizontally.
I love the shape and little bit of detail in the design. Don't polish away the old patina—that's part of the charm of antique pieces. The brass gets shiny with use. This bathroom has painted wainscot, so the door pull complements the vintage styling in the room.
Design shouldn't be too serious. Have fun with accessories. I printed an appropriate reminder for the little ones in the family: "Wash Your Hands"!
If your bathroom is a guest powder room, you might want to decorate in a more sophisticated style. Try black and white zebra print towels. I love the contrast of old wainscot and vintage door pull paired with a modern animal print.
Try adding a little bling. The powder room is an easy space to do something unexpected. Go glam and wow your guests. I added a vintage rhinestone and pearl pin to the opening using candle adhesive. It's a waxy substance you use to hold candles in place. It's removable so you can change your "jewels" every season. No holes necessary!
What other repurposed items do you have that could work as new bathroom accessories?
Interior designer and DIY crafter Merri Cvetan writes about her craft projects and on home decor for Home Depot. Home Depot's own selection of towel bars and other bathroom accessories can be viewed online.
I was contacted by a representative for Home Depot wondering if I would be willing to share this article. I love using unexpected items in different ways and thought Merri’s towel bar was so fun!
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