Sure, dispensing Toilet Paper isn’t one of the most glamorous of style’s duties. But if you could DIY a simple, brass number that added form and function to your bathroom space, would you do it? I think you should give it a try. Especially when paired with this side vanity storage unit, your bathroom will look amazing.
Before you begin, you’ll want to remember that every time you use pliers to bend your brass wire, you will want to soften the pliers’ potential damaging factor by using an old towel or rag as a buffer between the pliers teeth and the wire itself. Now, to actually start your brass toilet paper holder, begin by wrapping one end of your brass wire in the towel.
Lay the measuring tool (in this case, the book) on a work surface with the toilet paper roll on top. This is to help you visualize the space constraints of your toilet paper dispensing space. Also, lay your two brass hooks on the sides of your book, flanges aligned with the sides of your measuring tool and hooks facing inward. The center of your hook arcs will be your target for your brass wire hooks as you craft the toilet paper holder width.
Using your pliers of choice and your old towel, begin bending 90-degree corners in your brass wire so it creates a flat line horizontally and two shorter vertical lines (each with a looped end). This longer flat part will be where the toilet paper roll goes. Tip: When trying to create sharper corners, grip the towel-covered wire with pliers in one hand, then use your other hand to bend the remaining wire around the pliers. In other words, to create loops in the wire, move the pliers-holding hand/wrist. To create corners, hold the pliers-holding hand/wrist still and move the rest of the wire
Hold it up in the space where it will hang as a kind of “dry fit.” Consider how high/low you want to hang it, as well as how forward/back you want it. Remember that not all toilet paper rolls are the same size, so you want to allow for larger/thicker rolls if needed.
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