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A Nautical Twist for a Toilet Roll Holder

A Nautical Twist for a Toilet Roll Holder

If there’s one thing we know by now, it’s that when it comes to creative ways to tie up the bath TP, the possibilities are endless. There’s the branch, the string, the modified wire hanger and now, for coastal dwellers: a nautical cleat as an improvised roll holder. Here’s how to create your own.

Above: Southern California-based Laurie Downey of Projects by Laurie fashioned the TP holder in a friend’s remodel.

Above: Cut a PVC Pipe, to about 4 1/2 inches for a standard US size roll.

Above: Thread White Braided Poly Rope through the PVC and TP roll together and tie it all up.

Above: Tie it all up to a vintage cleat.

Above: The finished piece lends a nautical appeal to the bath.

Looking for more unique DIY’s to try? If so, visit Remodelista‘s DIY and Remodeling ideas.

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12:56PM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

Looks cool

10:03AM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

OK - to make things easier: tie a loop in each end of a short line and slip them over the whole cleat. Or tie a loop in one end, slip that over, and cleat the other end: it only takes one figure 8 to cleat a line, not that thick pile of them. Or if the cleat has a hole in the middle, tie one end of the line through that, freeing up the rest of the cleat for that once around figure 8.
(Even better would be to make two eye splices....but if you sail, you know that!)

2:44AM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

Everything not mainstream has my interest!

6:20PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

seems like it would be a pain to change the roll

10:20PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

Doesn't really go with my organized chaos decoration. Sorry.

3:33PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Sorry..."on" your hands

3:31PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Too much time in your hands.

12:33PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013


10:53AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

attractive but impractical

9:02AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

I agree with the commenters about changing the roll -- this is a cute idea but entirely impractical!

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