In this post I’ll be sharing How to Repurpose a Faucet into a Towel Holder.
One of the first projects we started on when moving into our new home this summer was the bathroom remodel.
Now that it’s almost finished it is time for the hardware to be installed and instead of buying it we decided to make our own.
I wanted to make a hand towel rack with repurposed materials.
Originally I was going to use a 2″x4″, a skeleton key door plate, and a hinge bolt.
While I was in the garage cutting the 2″x4″ to the right length I saw this:
I knew right then and there this faucet handle would replace the hinge bolt which I wasn’t so keen on anyway.
I didn’t know how the faucet handle came apart from the rest of the mechanism, but I told my husband my idea and 5 minutes later he was holding the faucet handle and key plate together as one beautiful piece.
All the pieces were cleaned, sanded, and painted.
I distressed the handle and plate a little with 220 grit sandpaper and attached the towel rack to the board. Here’s the new hardware:
The handle reminds me of a flower.
It’s very sweet!
I’m glad for treasures like the key plate and faucet handle!!
Be Sure to check out this other hand towel holder made from an upcycled faucet.
It’s a lovely pairing, don’t you think?
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A little about Repurposing Junkie:
I started using stencils on furniture in 2015, just a few months after the blog began. I had given a white table a makeover, and painted it orange to be an accent table in the living room. Even with the bright color, the table was missing something. I applied a stencil that I had bought at one of my favorite craft stores to the table to give it that something extra and sure enough it really made the table stand out.
After seeing the transformation the table took by adding the stenciled flowers, I was hooked on stenciling. I loved how adding just a bit of detail made the piece stand out and took it to a whole new level.
Adding this detail and seeing the results was all I needed to be convinced that stenciling was the way to go, and thus began my love for all things stencil.
I love how a stencil design can add detail and beauty to furniture, wall art, clothes, mugs and other accessories, walls, floors and so many other things.
It’s fantastic how easy it is to make something beautiful become exquisite and eye catching just by adding a stencil overlay.
After stenciling for a while, I started designing my own stencils in 2016 to cut on my awesome Cricut Explore. It took some time and learning but it was so rewarding being able to cut my own custom designs right in my home, and use them on repurposed and DIY projects.
I went on to write some tutorials on cutting stencils using the Cricut machine:
–How to Make Extra Large Stencil Oversize Stencils in Cricut Design Space Using the Meeting and Overlapping Methods
I also wrote a few tutorials on designing your own stencils and the tools needed to create and make stencils using the Cricut:
Creating Stencil and Printable Designs:
After getting comfortable with cutting stencils on the Cricut and learning how to create my own stencil designs, I began offering stencil cut files for cutting machines on my blog.
I have found a passion for design and strive to create unique and fun designs that can be used in a variety of settings, such as home decor, furniture, wall art, fashion design, accessory items, and so much more.
My eye has always been drawn to the details, patterns, and embellishments in such things as home decor and clothing, so it’s a real joy for me to become part of the design process of such things.
Stencils are a great and easy way to add that something special to a piece whether it’s repurposed furniture or wall art or a brand new canvas or wall.
I share on my blog how I’ve transformed repurposed pieces using stencils:
I like to add stencils to furniture and wall art pieces.
Some of my favorite stencil projects include refinishing a curbside table, upcycling a piece of canvas wall art, and making an extra large stenciled wall art piece, just to name a few of my favorite stencil projects.
I also have some repurposing projects that I hope are fun and inspiring. I love taking old “junk” and turning it into something completely different:
You can check out the repurposing projects here. I have projects using ceiling fan parts, old frames, and furniture.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you take your time and look around, and I hope you find the blog posts, projects, tutorials, stencil cut files and printables resources to be useful and helpful in your DIY projects.