It seems high time for a little visit to the barn. I've been waiting to give a bathroom tour until all of the finishing touches were completed... we're just about there. My mother's wonderful toilet paper holder is the perfect place to start, because it's such a great little DIY. As you can guess, my mother didn't want anything traditional. She's passionate about mixing industrial design with her eclectic vintage collections. Galvanized plumbing pipes tend to be a favorite.
Function, minimalism, simplicity. If these qualities appeal to you, you may want to install a t.p. holder just like this. Here's all you'll need:
-3/4 inch pipe
-Attach flange to wall.
-Fit pipe, elbow and cap together.
-Screw onto flange.
-Pop on a roll of toilet paper.
How utterly simple! Now, this may not be for everyone... but you must admit it's quite ingenious! If you have any questions, ask for assistance at your local hardware shop... my mother impressed them so much that all of the hardware employees were going home to make their own pipe paper holder. Cost: about $8.
Remodelista featured just this very thing recently... right here. If you love the barn and my mother's fantastic design sense, you may enjoy checking in at Remodelista regularly... you'll be in good company... it's my mother's daily morning read.
Soon, I'll share the softer, more vintage side of the "powder room".