Melanie Simmons
Melanie Simmons
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  • Cincinnati, OH

How To Cover a Hole With a Farmhouse Toilet Paper Holder ($2 Lumber)

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$2
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Our toilet paper holder came out of the wall, leaving a huge hole. I was so bummed. I had been looking at newer toilet paper holders, with one wall mount, so I saw this as a great DIY update opportunity. I wanted something that would fit our farmhouse decor and I needed something that would cover the hole. This is what we came up with.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
Here's the hole Isn't it lovely?
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
First, we removed the existing hardware. It's super easy. Just unscrew the screw on the bottom of the rod.....
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
......Then, unscrew the mount from the wall.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
If you have an air duct nearby, make sure that you won't be screwing into the ducts.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
Next, place the toilet paper on the wall, where it will hang. Measure around it to make sure that youre wood pieces will cover the hole, and be large enough to hold the new toilet paper holder.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
Next, cut and sane your wood I needed 3- 14 inch pieces of 1x4s. Your measurements may vary, of course.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
We got our wood from the discount bin at Home Depot. Look for the pile of wood with purple paint. We also got our wood cut for FREE at the store.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
Then, stain your wood. You can also paint it or leave it natural. I recommend using a clear sealer after staining or painting to keep the germs out.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
Next, figure out how you want to hang your wood. We placed the middle piece over the hole first.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
Pre drill your holes. (smaller than the screws)
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
Be sure to add drywall screws, if you're not mounting to a stud.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
Then, screw the wood into place.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
Next, potion the new toilet paper holder to see where it looks best, and follow the instructions to mount it. Mount it to the wood the same as you would a wall, but don't use drywall screws for this step.
how to cover a hole with a farmhouse toilet paper holder 2 lumber
Here it is! No hole! I love this! I cant wait to finish this bathroom!


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3 questions
  • Karen Reilly
    on Mar 23, 2018

    Did you fix the hole ?

    • Rebecca Archer
      on Apr 7, 2018

      I live in a house where the original owner covered a number of holes in the walls with boards. It has made any improvement projects very scary since we have never known just exactly what nightmares lie behind each pretty "mask". Fix the holes first.

  • Grace Gleason
    on Mar 23, 2018

    Did you screw it into a stud so it won't happen again?

  • Brenda Sue Phillips
    on Mar 31, 2018

    Isn't the little screw on the toilet paper holder supposed to be on the top???? So that way later it won't fall out and get lost... I was just saying..

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  • Krista Pape
    on Apr 12, 2018

    This this is a really awesome idea. I will use this 2 use up my old frumpy pillows. I will wash them and then use them as floor pillows! Thanks :-)

  • Mil24042808
    on Apr 18, 2018

    Cool. Very Cool!

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