How to Make a Lucite Towel Bar

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.

For a stylish and convenient way to hang your damp bath towels, opt for a DIY towel bar over a set of hooks. 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 the accented braces add a touch of glam. Learn how to make your own by following  the instructions below.

  • Working Time 30 Minutes
  • Start to Finish 1 Hour
  • Difficulty         Projects Easy
  • Involves Measuring, Drilling

What you need

Tools

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Drill

Materials

  • Masking tape
  • Lucite rod
  • Brushed gold spray paint
  • Ceiling mount brackets (x2)
  • Superglue

How to do it

Step 1 Cut Lucite Rod

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 opt to have it cut to your desired length.

Step 2 Paint and Install Mounts

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. Use a tape measure and level to get a straight line. Mark the line with masking tape. Keep in mind that the distance between them 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.

Step 3 Install Bars

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

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