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. In this post I’ll be sharing How to Repurpose a Faucet into a Towel Holder. 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.
I’m glad for treasures like the key plate and faucet handle!!
It’s a lovely pairing, don’t you think?
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