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GIVEAWAY + new uses for bathroom hardware

by respaced on September 27, 2011

These beautiful chrome towel bars and rings from Moen’s Preston line looks classy in any bathroom holding towels (and you can win them in the giveaway details at the end of this post!) But they can do more than hold towels.

Towel bars can also hold little pots of succulents. I used chrome S hooks from Moen’s Preston line to hang tiny galvanized pots from Michael’s Craft Store:

It looks even better holding miniature pepper plants:

Here are some ideas for other towel bar uses:

hold small toiletry items in each one
label one pot per child and put his or her toiletry items in them
hang by the back door as a “landing station” for keys, cellphone, sunglasses, etc.
hang in a girl’s room to separate hair accessories
hold office supplies by the phone in the kitchen

The towel ring can also serve as a plant holder. I love how this turned out:

Nathan wanted me to include his idea for the towel ring:

Like these ideas or have some of your own? You could win all of the hardware seen in this post today! Enter your name and email in the comments below and you could win the 18″ towel bar, 24″ towel bar, double towel bar, towel bar hooks (set of 2) and towel ring (plants, pots and Bear not included).That’s nearly $100 worth of hardware! Contest ends Friday, September 30 at midnight. Good luck!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Becket September 28, 2011 at 5:33 am

Becket Lauten ( I LOVE Nathan's idea for the towel ring. I envision a different stuffed animal for each day of the week! Great photos!


a September 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I love your towel rack ideas. I have even seen a heavier one used as a pot rack. But please, tell your son I have never ever seen his idea and I like it the best! Especially for the second favorite animal by the bed! FANTASTIC! Does he charge by the hour or the job?


MaryJo @ reSPACEd September 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

@ Becket: Thanks! It's the perfect place to put one's Bear while taking a break to go potty.
@ a: You crack me up! I have told Nathan that I will hire him as my assistant when he turns 15. Right now, he is in the playroom sorting all 400 pieces of his Legos by color and size. No joke.


Jasmine October 1, 2011 at 1:00 am

I adore Nathan's idea. I wish I was that clever as a kid. 🙂

I like the idea you have for pots of succulents, and I can see it working for a number of small items: paintbrushes for an artist, screwdrivers for a toolset, pencils and highlighters for a student, or LEGOs and small doll parts for a child. It would be wonderful for my craft supplies!


Anonymous October 1, 2011 at 5:34 am

Wishing I'd bought the miniature pepper plants from the Oregon Garden the other weekend. I love these ideas for sprucing up a boring bathroom.
You and Nathan are a great team!



Johnette January 2, 2012 at 4:47 am

That’s a genuinely ipmersivse answer.


Peter Rudolf October 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Great idea! Now I know what to do with my extra towel bar that doesn't fit where I need it to.


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