how to change a towel bar
or how joint compound can be your friend!
I am a homewrecker....
as in I take apart home
While we are still working on improving our kitchen and basement,
I decided that I could stand no longer
contractor grade towel bar!
I had been looking at it for a long time,
(since the day we moved in, over 2 years ago!)
wondering how to take it off...
They are everywhere in the house!
Who needs a full towel bar in a powder room?!
And I just prefer brushed nickel.
So I took one of them out...
and here it was happened!
Yep, there are 2 big holes!
The bar was very securely installed in the wall!
My dog,GBD, who is my shadow, had this to say:
What would Daddy say?
(I am Mom to my dog, I am one of those!!!!)
There could be trouble!
Luckily Mon Cheri is very cool by nature,
and as I am fairly handy
he knew I should be able to fix it!
So here is how it went:
since the holes were about 4.5 x 2.5 inches,
I had to first install a piece of wood behind the hole.
I cut some dry wall, just a little smaller than the hole
and screwed it to the wood.
I put some tape so that the joint compound could fill in the hole.
I applied the joint compound,
a small layer at a time,
sanding in between coats for a smooth finish.
Then I applied some primer and repainted.
Now time to install a proper towel bar...
a almost perfect bathroom!!
I started with the kids bathroom,
(also for guests)
so definitily there was a need for more hanging space!
So maybe now it is time to take over that powder room
and install a small and cute towel bar...
OK may be I will wait until I am done with the basement...
So today, it is not happy sewing
but happy dry walling!