Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vintage Rolling Pin Towel Rack DIY Upcycled Tutorial

I have been wanting to add a towel bar or two to my kitchen butcher block counter (which was originally a potting shed cabinet) for a long time.

I recently picked up a couple vintage rolling pins at a flea market and knew they would be just perfect!

I had some hardware left over from this bottle project last Christmas, but you can easily pick some up in the electrical or plumbing department of your local hardware store.

Plus it spins when you pull the towel - how cool is that!

you will need:

a rolling pin
2 galvanized split ring hangers (bring rolling pin to store for sizing)
2 3/8" galvanized ceiling flange (plumbing or electrical department),
3/8 threaded pipe cut to size (store will cut),
(4) #12X1" screws
measuring tape, screwdriver and drill

1. measure for placement
2. measure twice!
3. mark and drill screw holes
4. screw in ceiling flange and then add threaded pipe
5. add split ring hanger with rolling pin



Now head over to Etsy and get yourself an amazing handtowel:

1. the heated advice by theheated
2. pistol bar towel from branchhandmade
3. mr. darcy proposal hand towels by brookish
4. kitchen bits tea towel by wonderthunder
5. organic summer pennant tea towel by katherinejlee
6. essential herbs kitchen towels by nestahome
7. mussel organic linen tea towel by madderroot

13 comments:

madder root said...

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Ok, thant is simply the cutest thing!
xo

Lindsey said...

Very neat! I like your towel, too.

Orion Designs said...

You've done it again ... floored me with your cleverness!

silver.work said...

What a marvelous idea : I'm on it. Now I have to find that old rolling pin :: lynn

Catherine Ivins said...

thanks guys- super easy 2!

Shelby said...

CUTE! I love it very much :)

Lickety Split said...

Love it Cat! You are so clever

Hey Buttons ! said...

I'll keep this in mind when we renovate our kitchen, thanks for sharing!

Grace said...

Very fun idea. Reminds me of the old-fashioned English roller towels that were endless loops on a rolling bar.

Hmm! May need to try this!

Kim from Milwaukee said...

Wow, I may just have to display my rolling pin between uses and make it double as a towel bar. Brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing this!

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

That is absolutely clever and adorable. Thanks for posting this!

Holly Knott said...

Love it! Just stumbled across your blog while Googling "rolling pin hangers". A friend just gave me a very old maple rolling pin and I am now tempted to do this.