How to Make a Lucite Towel Rack for Your Bathroom in 3 Easy Steps

Hang your bathroom towels in style with this clear acrylic towel bar with gold mounting hardware that can be customized to fit your home's needs.

Lucite Towel Bar
Project Overview
  • Working Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Kid-friendly

Opt for a DIY towel bar over a set of hooks for a stylish and convenient way to hang your damp bath towels. Not only will they dry faster, but your walls will look less cluttered without the wrinkly piles.

This lucite towel bar is absolutely stunning with every decor style. Its clear acrylic bar is subtle and modern, while its accented braces add glam. Learn how to make your own by following the instructions below.

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • 1 Measuring tape
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Level
  • 1 Drill

Materials

  • 1 Masking tape
  • 1 Lucite rod
  • 1 Brushed gold spray paint
  • 2 Ceiling mount brackets
  • 1 Superglue

Instructions

  1. Cut Lucite Rod

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    To begin, measure where you want the towel hanger to go. Be sure it is long enough to hold one towel for a guest bathroom or multiple towels for a shared bathroom. Have the lucite rod cut to size—ours is 24 inches. If ordering online, you can have it cut to your desired length.

  2. Paint and Install Mounts

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    You will use ceiling mounts to hold your lucite rod in place.

    Spray-paint ceiling mounts desired color and let dry. Mark on the wall where you want the mounts to go.

    • Spray-paint ceiling mounts desired color and let dry. Mark on the wall where you want the mounts to go.
    • Use a tape measure and level to get a straight line. Mark the line with masking tape. (Keep in mind the distance between should be shorter than the lucite bar, so the ends of the bar stick out of the mount when installed.)
    • Use a drill and screws to attach the mounts to the wall. Aim to have at least one mount on a wall stud; use wall anchors if not attaching the mount to a stud.
    • Install Bars

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      Slip rod into brackets and tighten screws. For extra hold, you can put a small dab of hot glue on the bracket's inside before inserting the rod. Let dry before adding rod.

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