How to Make a Rustic Toilet Paper Holder W/Pipe Fittings

by Maria Hall

Rustic style toilet paper holder made of steel pipe fittings from the local hardware store. All the pieces cost less than $12. Spray paint brought the total to $18, but still worth it!


  • 1 1/2" Cap
  • 1 6" x 1/2" Nipple
  • 1 1/2" Elbow
  • 1 2 1/2" x 1/2" Nipple
  • 1 1/2" Flange
  • 1 Spray Paint in whatever finish you prefer
  • 1 4 pack Plastic Anchors with Screws
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Wash all pipe pieces with a degreasing soap like Dawn and dry thoroughly.

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    All pieces were found at Lowe's, except the flange which we got at Menards.

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    Attach the flange to the 2 1/2" nipple and then attach that to the elbow. Add the 6" nipple and cap on the end.

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    Spray paint in two light coats whatever finish you prefer. Our bathroom was done in Oil-Rubbed Bronze so that's what we chose.

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    Mount the toilet paper holder to the wall using the anchors and screws.

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    Spray a bit of the spray paint into a small cup, then dab the paint onto the screws with a sponge paint brush.

    Step 15

    Add your roll of toilet paper and you're done!