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DIY Dowel and Copper Towel Rack

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

You know when something gets stuck in your head and you become slightly obsessed with the idea, cialis sale Β and you know you can’t get over it until you do whatever it is that’s stuck in your head? Yah? Well, that happens to me ALL the time. I, admittedly, can get a little too into things (as if that’s a thing?…it’s a thing) and I just have to make whatever the thing is that I am wanting needing to make! A maker’s gonna make, amiright?! Anyways, this cute dowel and copper towel rack was the thing that was stuck in my mind this time. So, I made it! (I am no longer going to use the word ‘thing’ from here on out)

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

With the help of my husband, who is the person that thankfully is the clear mind when it comes to all my millionsssss of ideas, we were able to make this rack a reality. It’s really quite simple and so dang cute, it added just enough personality to our very small bathroom. We had a simple silver bar before and I just wasn’t feeling it. This new rack is much better. Hoo-ray!

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

Materials & Tools:

3/4 inch dowel – the length you will need for the sides and main bar

1/2 inch floor flange (2)

3/4 inch copper elbows (2)

Copper Spray paint

Mitre Saw

Brown duct tape

Screws

Screw Driver

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

Once you’ve gathered all of your materials, spray paint your floor flanges copper. Then measure how long you want your dowel pieces to be. Basically, you want to decide how long the main dowel will be (the one that holds the towel) and how far from the wall you want it to be. Then cut your dowel pieces to size with a mitre (chop) saw.

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

Next, you will screw your wall flanges into the wall, making sure everything has been measured to fit. We used the same holes in the wall that were used from the original towel rack, as there were already dry wall screws in place. Easy!

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

Then, simply ‘screw’ in the short dowel pieces that stick out from the wall into the floor flanges. I say ‘screw’ in because the floor flanges have threading that you can twist the short dowels into, so you can use that to hold the dowels in. I would suggest doing that as well as using some heavy duty glue to keep them secure. Up to you!

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

Then, slide your elbows onto the longΒ and short dowel pieces. I wrapped brown duct tape around the end of the dowel so that it all fit snuggly inside of the elbow. It doesn’t show at all and really helps to keep the elbow on – again, you could use some strong glue to to keep it in place as well. Or if you have the right bit, drill a small screw through the copper elbow into the dowel.

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Copper and Dowel Towel rack || Oh Lovely Bows

And that’s it! I love how it looks below my prints that I finally framed and hung up. It’s so fun to Β slowly make my house more my home.

xo

Cori Anne

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2 Comments

  • Reply Sarah September 28, 2015 at 11:31 am

    LOVE this. So so cute!!

    • Reply Cori Anne October 1, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Thanks Seestor! You should do something like this for your bathroom. Your home is soooo pretty already why not add another thing to it?! xo

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