Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Nautical toilet paper holder

Last fall I was in a home that had nautical cleats as drawer pulls in the kitchen. It was so simple and clean, I fell in love. Some day we may do a kitchen remodel that includes this clever idea, but in the meantime, I stumbled on this idea on Pinterest: a nautical cleat as toilet paper holder. Brilliant!

The Pinterest photo was a good starting place and we did some improvising with a dowel, red and white line and mini clamps. Kinda cute, right? There seems to be more and more red creeping into our home, which is funny because I think of myself as a blues and greens kinda gal … but I like this change!

Above is a (dark) peak at some of the art in our bathroom: The elephant was bought by my mom on the street in New York in the 1960s for $1 and the awesome cross-stitches are by Jenni of From J. Loo to You.


  1. How cute!! Your home is so cozy.

  2. Thanks, Megan! I will admit — it is awfully cozy.

  3. i love the design..our toilet should be well organize and it will also be clean cause it reflects our personality..better use some accessories in your bathroom and in your i always want that my toilet and my bathroom should be look good so i bought some accessories in Sydney bathroom supplies, they provide everything that you've wanted for your toilet and in your bathroom..

  4. Anonymous9:29 AM

    I would like this but how do you change the roll?

    1. It's really easy — the rope loop jus slips off the end of the dowel. Replace roll and slide back on. Much easier than those spring-loaded ones!