I am so Beyond excited about this task. It’s, like, absolutely one particular of people moods the place you ultimately know how Maria feels when she sings, “The Hills Are Alive” in The Sound of Music. Yeah. It’s that degree for me. I have been obsessed with the comeback that lucite (the clear acrylic) has been producing above this previous 12 months. The term “Lucite” is truly a brand name for a variety of acrylic, but recently it truly is become synonymous with the general merchandise (sort of like how you say “kleenex” when you mean a tissue). Anyway, I have been dying to work a tiny lucite into our new house, but once I saw how crazy high-priced it can be, I thought I would try the DIY route to see what I could come up with instead. I’m in the middle of making over our guest bathroom, and I determined that a lucite and gold towel bar would be a excellent addition to the space. This project is so simple too! It literally took only minutes to total!
-clear one” acrylic rod (I had mine lower to 26″.)
-ceiling brackets for 1″ drapery rod (x2)
-gold spray paint
-drill or screwdriver
Considering that my ceiling brackets had been a tiny more antique gold than I desired, I first painted the brackets with a couple of coats of gold spray paint and let them dry.
After the brackets have been dry, I mounted them to my wall (the place I needed the bar to hang) about 24″ apart (use painter’s tape and a degree to get a straight line to go off of). The lucite rod was 26″, so mounting the brackets in a tiny closer makes it possible for some of the lucite to hang out both side of the bracket, but you can adjust it how you like and buy whatever length of rod you need.
Slip your clear rod into the brackets and either tighten the screws that come with the brackets to keep the rod in area, or you can use a bit of super glue to glue the rod into the brackets.
As soon as your towel rack is total, add individuals towels and let it get to function!
The look of the lucite and the gold is just so polished, and I really like how it brings the coolness issue of a straightforward towel bar up a million and a half notches. If you can spend a tiny bit much more on your task, you can use these brass finish brackets alternatively of the ceiling brackets, but it will expense about $ 80 for the towel rack alternatively of closer to $ thirty like mine did. Now that I’ve completed one task with lucite, I can not wait to consider of a lot more areas for it—challenge accepted! xo. Laura
Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman. Photography: Laura Gummerman and Elsie Larson. Photographs edited with A Gorgeous Mess actions.