Create A Chic DIY Brass Toilet Paper Holder

This DIY brass toilet paper holder is going to thrill you. Not only is it the easiest, fastest DIY in perhaps the entire history of DIYs to complete, but it’s also one of the most rewarding end results.

Let’s get to it, so you can have your own sleek and sophisticated brass toilet paper holder (in just about 5 minutes!).

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DIY Brass Toilet Paper Holder

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DIY Level: Beginner

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Materials Needed for an antique brass toilet paper holder: 

All materials for the brass toilet paper holder stand were purchased from this online retailer; item numbers are included for your convenience.

  • a – Flange with slip through center hole, unfinished brass (FL1) *Note: This piece is recommended for a vertical installation but isn’t needed for a horizontal installation.
  • b –3” long round hollow pipe with male threaded ends, 3/8” outer diameter, unfinished brass (PIBR03-0X8)
  • c –6” long round hollow pipe with male threaded ends, 3/8” outer diameter, unfinished brass (PIBR06-0X8)
  • d –Short flat bracket cap, unfinished brass (FI1450)
  • e –3/4″ 90 degree threaded straight armback, unfinished brass (AB472)
  • f – Flange with threaded center hole, unfinished brass (FL2F)
  • Not shown: Three (3) brass wood screws for mounting

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Here is the step-by-step to create your brushed or polished brass toilet paper holder. 

Step 1: Screw the threaded Fiange Into Pipe

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Screw the threaded flange onto one end of your brass free standing toilet paper holder’s 3” pipe.

Step 2: Repeat on the other end of the 3” pipe

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Screw the other end of your vintage brass toilet paper holder’s 3” pipe into the side threads of your 90 degree armback.

Step 3: Screw the 6” pipe onto threads of armback

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Screw the 6” pipe onto the top threads of your armback. 

Drop your slip through flange onto the 6” pipe (for vertical installations only).

Step 4: Screw the cap onto remaining threads of the antique brass toilet paper holder stand

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The second to  last step in making your free standing brass toilet paper holder is to screw your cap onto the remaining threads of your 6” pipe.

Step 5: Mount the brass toilet paper holder onto the bathroom wall

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Find a stud in your bathroom wall, and mount the beautiful brass toilet paper holder.

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All done! There you go, you have a brass toiler paper holder that’s free standing! 

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It’s such a simple, sleek bathroom accessory, isn’t it?

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Happy DIYing!

Conclusion: 

As you can see, installing a DIY brass toilet paper holder is quite easy and fast. With the right tools, this will take you under 10 minutes to do. A perfect weekday project to make your bathroom look glamorous in no time!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

How to install toilet paper holder?

To install a brass toilet paper holder in your bathroom, you’ll want to first put the holder together. Follow the instructions in this DIY project to do so. Once you built it, you’ll want to measure your space, and use a level to ensure that things are even when mounting the holder. Finally, use a stud finder, and drill holes into the wall where you’ll place your toilet paper holder. Go ahead and install it.

How to remove toilet paper holder?

To easily remove the toilet paper holder from the wall, locate the screws. To do this, remove the toilet paper. Then, once you locate the screws, use an Allen Wrench to loosen them. Pull apart and remove from wall.

How to remove toilet paper holder without set screws?

If there are no set screws for your toilet paper holder, you will likely find metal tabs. To remove a toilet paper holder in this regard, you’ll have to put pressure on the tabs to release them from the wall.

Where to put toilet paper holder in small bathroom?

Placement is everything for toilet paper holders. If you have a small bathroom, try to place it on the wall directly next to your toilet, or on the vanity closest to the toilet. The toilet paper holder should be accessible, If it feels cramped, you can always use a bruised brass standing toilet paper holder instead.

How high should a toilet paper holder be?

A toilet paper holder should be approximately 26” above the floor.

Where to place toilet paper holder?

You can place a toilet paper holder on the wall closest to your toilet or on the vanity, if next to the toilet. It should be within reaching distance.

Where to hang toilet paper holder?

You should hang the toilet paper holder about 26” above ground and next to the toilet.

How to fix toilet paper holder?

If your toilet paper holder becomes loose or a screw falls off, you can easily remove the screws and unmount the paper holder from the wall. Then, tighten and replace as needed.

How to put toilet paper holder back on wall?

To put a toilet paper holder back on the wall, you’ll want to get new screws and place them into the previously drilled holes.

Who invented the toilet paper holder?

Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner invented the toilet paper holder.