A TP Holder

August 23rd, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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The finished project! I love how some things just speak to you! The second I opened Jims package I knew this brace was just the right size for a roll of toilet paper. Dont ask me how I knew..I just did. Making it work was a little more challenging.
I didnt need much to get this job done. Start with your brace, get yourself a standard plastic tp holder from the hardware store, a couple of no. 8 finishing washers, a can of Rustoleum Hammered Finish spray paint, a wood cleaner, some ceiling hooks, Gorilla Super Glue, and the obvious...some toilet paper.
Give the wood a good cleaning with some wood cleaner. If you want you could also spray on a coat of polyurethane. I opted not to, but it would give it a nice clean finish.
I wanted to lend a sense of humor tho this project. Imagine that! I had a stash of car emblem letters, but alas no Pso I grabbed my trusty bold cutter and hacked off part of an R. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
Spray paint the washers, the toilet paper hiolder, and the letters and allow to dry. Once good and dry, apply Gorilla Super Glue to the back side of each washer.
Measure and adhere washers to each side of brace....
Like this! These washers will be the holders of the holder. You will want to make sure to let the glue cure to get a strong hold.
Well hello, Mr. TP!
You might be wondering how we are going to get the toiled paper to actually dispense. I wondered that for awhile myself. These ceiling hooks provided the answer. I measured, pre-drilled holes, and then screwed them into the wall. This holds the brace far enough away from the wall providing some good spin action. This method of hanging also helped me avoid any major alteration to the brace.
Thanks JUNKMARKET, Jimbo for this swanky new TP holder in my powder room. Im sure all who visit will enjoy!
P.S. Check out page 84 and 85 of Junk Beautiful, Room by Room Makeovers with JUNKMARKET Style for another idea and directions.
P.P.S. I suspect this could also be made into a lamp. Right, Jim?
P.P.P.S. I gotta go now. No pun intended.
The finished project! I love how some things just speak to you! The second I opened Jims package I knew this brace was just the right size for a roll of toilet paper. Dont ask me how I knew..I just did. Making it work was a little more challenging.

The finished project! I love how some things just speak to you! The second I opened Jim's package I knew this brace was just the right size for a roll of toilet paper. Don't ask me how I knew..I just did. Making it work was a little more challenging.

After all of Junk Architect's threats to send something hideous, he actually sent something quite beatiful. I guess his bark is worse than his bite...lucky for me!! I formerly referred to this piece as a hand drill, but I have been educated and stand corrected. Apparently, those in the know call it a brace. This brace is very beautiful and has some value so I  wanted to do something with it that would not alter it in a way that could not be reversed. Gorilla Glue is made to be strong, but with some elbow grease can be removed. In other words, if I want it to just be a brace again..I can make that happen. It's off to the library now to do some reading!

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Comments (17)

mountainfarm writes: This is fabulous! I can't wait to make one for my guest bath. Posted: 1:52 am on September 30th
paisleypenguin writes: Love it! Posted: 10:22 pm on August 26th
Grasshopper22 writes: Great idea...I have 3 of those old hand drills...now I know what to do with them... Posted: 2:28 pm on August 25th
1retrogal writes: Cute, Cute! I love the patina on it. Posted: 10:16 pm on August 24th
byabpryor writes: Imust say I have that brace and car part letters.... guess what I am making.... I will give you a hint: TP Holder! LOL Posted: 10:21 am on August 24th
shabbychick writes: Sue - well, well, well...toilet paper never look so good! Who knew a fixture in the bathroom could provide so much entertainment?!?

You've accomplished another challenge in fine form my dear! (Jim, I know you were "bracing" yourself for what she might come up with...)

Can't wait to see how you "flush" out the next challenge! :)


Posted: 10:14 am on August 24th
RustyDiva writes: Love this project ~ great job. It looks great up against the white wall! This is fun ~ keep em coming!!!!!! Posted: 10:13 am on August 24th
junkermidge writes: This project is just too cool. Very, very clever and funny.
Your execution of the final product is genious, of course. Can't think of any funny, punny comments but I certainly got an education from reading the other posts -- I didn't even know there WAS a #3 (maybe I've been doing something wrong!).
Midge Posted: 9:40 am on August 24th
CottageElements writes: I think this conversation is literally in the toilet (couldn't resist)! You potty mouths . . . oops ;) You have to admit, we have way too much fun here (and this project in particular). Actually it is a great project, Sue, and easy to boot! And what a great tribute to Jim! I'm sure you can use a (toilet) tissue, Jim, to wipe (pun intended) that tear from your face. LOL!

Lani Posted: 11:58 pm on August 23rd
DownHomeDIY writes: It makes me want to get a library card.
So clever! Love it.
~MB Posted: 9:23 pm on August 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh my goodness, I am rolling over here laughing...and I'm not meaning that to be a pun, either!! Love, love, love the project and was at first befuddled with what you were doing with the washers. Fantastic idea!

You are one funny lady with your commentary, Sue, and Jim is knocking the funnies out too! (According to my daughter, "number 3" would be vomiting). Such a good post! Glad I have a couple of these braces in my possession.

Candy Posted: 4:03 pm on August 23rd
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
The first thing I thought that it would look great in the outdoor toliet I did here awhile back.You send SUE something and she will figure out what to do with it. Sue you are amazing what you can do.What a great idea. Robert. Posted: 2:54 pm on August 23rd
1DesignChick writes: Brace yourself: This is simply charmin'!

(Sorry, couldn't help myself!)

I love that the Gorilla allows you to undo it if you ever wanted to. Nice.

Janet Posted: 1:42 pm on August 23rd
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Ahahahahahah! Laughing over Jim's pun! Too funny! Love the project, Sue! I also love how you "flushed" out the details! Ahahahahaha! I'm making myself laugh now. I guess I need some sleep...in my new pretty, pretty princess bed! Or maybe I should be unloading the trailer...from last weekend...um...yeah...

Amy Posted: 1:35 pm on August 23rd
JunkArchitect writes:
For some reason I’m not surprised my challenge to you ended up next to your toilet. I would have never imagined such a creative use for it than what you’ve come up with. It’s a true toilet room masterpiece…you funny girl. It’s such a simple project yet quite the conversation piece. You’ll think of me every time you use it…FOREVER. But the biggest honor is my name so beautifully displayed with a cheap piece of string on a roll of Charmin. It brings tears to my eyes.

P.S. I’m surprised its project number three and not number TWO.

Your porta-potty friend…Junk Architect

Posted: 1:19 pm on August 23rd
georgiamoon writes: Ok...this is a crack up! What a handsome TP holder you made out of this "brace". I couldn't imagine what you were going to do with this, but of course you pulled it off. Your imagination is boundless and your creativity..simply amazing my dear! I love seeing what you come up with using these random pieces of junk...this challenge is SO much fun!!! Love this one, Georgia Posted: 11:04 am on August 23rd
MimiToria writes: Sue - you are a hoot! You bring a smile to my face every time I read one of yours posts. Love how this turned out, what you created is crazy creative. What will that beautiful scale of yours do without tp duty. Of course it can still hold back up rolls. This will be a beautiful addition to your already lovely bathroom, and may need to be included in a future book. Very creative, but yet doable for the average Junker.
Way to go Jim for delivering a cool piece too. Posted: 10:43 am on August 23rd
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