DIY: An Instant Towel Bar for Under $10 by

Issue 76 · Nautical Notes · June 14, 2013

DIY: An Instant Towel Bar for Under $10

Issue 76 · Nautical Notes · June 14, 2013

So I have this notebook where I keep a list of DIY ideas for future execution. The other day, I realized that more than half of them are incredibly involved; some require renting power tools, using potentially harmful chemicals, or at least three weekends worth of work. I have to remind myself that I can only do so much.

I've learned that the best DIY projects are simple, inexpensive, and can be knocked out in a few hours. We recently spotted this project at On My Honor, a blog by three sisters from the Pacific Northwest, who adapted an idea seen in Martha Stewart Living for the towel bars in their bathroom.

DIY Nautical Rope Towel Bar, Remodelista

Above: Install a few eye bolts like the Zinc-Plated Eye Bolt for $.70 to $2.67, depending on size, from Home Depot. Next, thread through some natural rope like Everbilt's Natural Sisal Rope for $5.58 or Natural Jute Rope for $2.33, also from Home Depot.

DIY Nautical Rope Towel Bar, Remodelista

Above: Fix the ends with a sturdy knot and adjust the rope's slack as desired.

DIY Nautical Rope Towel Bar, Remodelista

Above: Hang your towel and—you're finished.

DIY Nautical Rope Towel Bar, Remodelista

Looking for more DIY projects for the bath? See Nautical Cleat as Toilet Paper Holder, Houseplants as Camouflage, and Leather Shower Curtain Rings.



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