Insulator towel bar

October 2nd, 2011 in member junk     
chapeldreamer chapeldreamer, member
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I purchased this green milk glass towel rod at a yard sale for 50 cents a couple of years ago. I held onto it thinking I would be able to find some end brackets but I instead ran across these two lightening rod insulators at a barn sale yesterday for $5. I'm glad I waited because now it's not just an ordinary towel bar, it's a unique and functional work of art.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Melissa Rhoades
posted in: member junk, eclectic, funky, glass, house wear, kitchen, bathroom, green, chic, cast iron-metallic, iron, insulators

Comments (7)

chapeldreamer writes: Thank you Jim! I couldn't believe how well it came together either. It is definitely my favorite piece in my home right now. Posted: 1:03 pm on October 4th
JunkArchitect writes: Great junk repurposed into an amazing piece. The components go together so well that it looks like a manufactured towel bar set from the 1920's.

Posted: 7:38 am on October 3rd
chapeldreamer writes: Gadgetsponge and Suewhitney,
Thank you. :) Posted: 5:17 am on October 3rd
chapeldreamer writes: Lani,
Thank you. The ends of the towel rod were already tapered to fit into the brackets that would have originally went with it and those tapers fit perfectly and snugly into the holes in the insulators. I just have to make sure that when I attach it to the wall, the spacing of the insulators is close enough that it stays together. :) Posted: 5:16 am on October 3rd
gadgetsponge writes: Way cool! Great combination of some rare items. Posted: 6:27 pm on October 2nd
suewhitney writes: Great!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:09 am on October 2nd
CottageElements writes: Very cool towel bar. How'd you attach the rod to it? Drill?

Lani Posted: 9:08 am on October 2nd
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