Your hands are drippy and not a hand towel in sight. How many times does this happen to you? Keep a towel handy with this spindle towel bar.
Laundry day on the farm was a huge day. During my time on the farm, grandma had an electric wringer washer. While grandma and grandpa went to town, my aunt and I did the laundry. I adore my aunt. She’s nine years older and my inspiration for most everything I do. I’m sure we were dancing and laughing while doing the wash. Or “worsh” as I “use-ta” say. I enjoyed feeding the clothes to the rollers and got a bit careless. It grabbed my finger and rolled up my forearm. As I remember, it didn’t hurt. But my aunt panicked and didn’t know what to do. So she hit the reverse button, and my arm rolled back out. It was reasonably dry too!
If you have a busy sink in the laundry room and need a towel nearby, this spindle towel bar idea is perfect.
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There are a few times you find wood furniture in thrift stores that got a bad paint job.
I found a random spindle in our Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Many times you can find a bundle of spindles with excellent patina. This spindle didn’t have excellent patina and in fact, wasn’t painted well at all. I think it was from a chair.
Spindle around 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter
Metal spacers one inch long (grab a couple at your local hardware store)
2 three-inch screws
4 buttons – 2 small to cover screw heads & 2 to cover the ends of the spindle
4 small brad nails
Directions for spindle towel bar
Paint the spindle if you don’t like the finish or color.
Drill two holes at least inch from the edge of each end of the spindle.
Insert the screw into the holes. Add the spacer. Mark the location for the wall anchors. Drill and insert the wall anchors.
Use the screwdriver to thread the screws into the anchors.
I hot glued buttons on the screw heads to hide them and add a fun look. Then I used small nails to add larger buttons to the ends of the spindle for a more finished look.
This spindle towel bar is perfect for a few little fingertip towels. You’ll need a larger spindle and anchors to hold your bath towels.
The layered frames idea is another popular project created a few years ago.
For a bit messier project, take a gander at the peat pots idea. My “okie” is showing again.
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