Mountain Inspired Towel Rack and Tp Holder

6 Materials
$15
3 Hours
Medium

My son and daughter-in-law were redoing their bathroom I a rustic style and had been using a wire for their toilet paper holder and nails pound it into the wall for their towels. So I knew I needed to make them a mountain inspired towel rack and toilet paper holder for Christmas.

Younger and groove planks
Younger and groove planks

I had salvaged a wooden box that was made out of tongue and groove planks. So I was able to re-glue them together and lightly sand it and leave some of the stain on there for and aged Look. I wasn’t sure what I was going to use them for until I decided to make the towel rack and toilet paper holder I knew it would be perfect.

I cut making one larger piece and one smaller
I cut making one larger piece and one smaller

I measured it out and was able to cut it with when the larger board for towel rack and one smaller part for the toilet paper holder.

Moose stencil
Moose stencil

My son had already had some light fixtures with the moose so I ran with it to bring it throughout their house. Again are used my circuit vinyl cutter and made a stencil of a moose a larger one for the towel rack in a smaller one for the toilet paper holder. I planned on doing and negative stencil With stain.

Laying it out
Laying it out

I laid out the stencil which was made out of contact paper to stick to board and create my negative design. I had purchased the hooks on clearance at the local hardware store for a future project. And look here’s the future project. I did not attach the hooks I only laid it out to make sure it looked good. Then went to work with my paints

Dry brush paint and staining
Dry brush paint and staining

Once I knew how my layout was going to work I went ahead and started dry brushing with my acrylic paints and chalk paint and stains.

Mixing mediums
Mixing mediums

I love to do dry brushing with acrylic paint, chalk paint and stains as you can see here I use numerous different kinds to get a dimensional look.

Before clear coat
Before clear coat

Here Is the negative stenciling leaving the natural wood to show the moose. I clearcoated it been attached my three hooks for the towel rack.

Attaching hooks and tp holder
Attaching hooks and tp holder

After the clearcoat dried I remeasured my three hooks and attach them.

Making tp holder
Making tp holder

I ran to the hardware store and got a flange for the toilet paper holder galvanized 3/4 inch pipe. A inch long one and elbow and a 3 inch Pipe with a cap. I first placed and laid out the flange hold my pipe in place. When I placed the one and three-quarter inch pipe in the flange. Then I attach the elbow. The 3 inch went next and I put the cap on it. I sprayed it a bronze to match their fixtures but you could easily leave it natural galvanized. Hey super easy rustic way to make a toilet paper holder.

Completed towel and TP holder
Completed towel and TP holder

Here is my completed towel and toilet paper moose inspired Mountain home bathroom set. Really wasn’t that hard just more time than anything. The biggest expense was the galvanized pipe at the hardware store. I hope you enjoy.

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2 comments
  • Wendy
    on Jan 15, 2019

    These are amazing! I'd love to see them hung up in your son's bathroom, it must look gorgeous!

  • Ruth
    on Jan 15, 2019

    I will have to ask him to send me a picture, thank you.

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