Friday, April 6, 2012

Towel Bar Repair

 If I had a dollar for every time one of my kids used the towel bar to do gymnastics....well I would have 3 dollars. But I don't want those dollars! In the guest bathroom I gave up and put in wainscoting and hooks. Even though I am addicted to wainscoting, I decided to skip it this time.

Here is the problem.

First I removed the old hardware. Inevitably, one side is not going to be in a stud. There are great anchors for such a situation but I decided to get serious this time.
I decided I would screw a piece of wood into studs and then the towel bar onto the wood. I marked where the studs would fall on my piece of wood and drilled holes.
 I put some liquid nails on the back. Like I said, I am serious.

Then I screw it into the wall. All screws hit studs. They were 3 inch screws I think. Made sure it was level first!

Patched up the screw holes with spackle.

Caulked around the wood to close the visible gaps and then primed and then painted the wall color.

 Then put the bar back up. Shouldn't fall down now! For the most part, you can't even see the wood since the towels block it anyway. At least I know the kids will not pull it out of the wall!

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