The bathroom in my 1960s Charleston bungalow has seen better days…
After a few simple upgrades it went from sad and dreary to clean and warm, but it still needs a lot of work to bring it up to snuff in my book. I have a few big in-the-works projects to finish the space, but in the meantime, here’s one quick fix that recently made its debut.
A hand-built toilet paper holder. It’s nothing fancy or elaborate, but it helps to add a more finished “I’m-trying-to-make-my-rental-look-nicer” look 🙂
I simply took a scrap piece of wood and traced a heart onto it and then cut the heart out using my jigsaw. My heart is 5 1/2 inches wide at the middle, but if I were to do it again, I’d probably make it another inch or two wider.
Then I took a 1 1/4 inch wood dowel and cut it to 5 1/2 inches long.
Attach the wood dowel to the heart using wood glue and a 2 1/2 inch fluted dowel pin.
I stained my piece using a cherry wood stain and then simply popped a roll of toilet paper onto the dowel.
This holder could be modified to be mounted or could be turned into a standing holder with a bit more wood. You could also make it a bit larger to use as a paper towel holder. For now, I like it as a simple standing holder.