ISSUE 76  |  Nautical Notes

DIY: An Instant Towel Bar for Under $10

June 14, 2013 1:30 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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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.

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.

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

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

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