The Mundane

I never really think about toilet paper holders until there isn’t one.

The toilet paper holder in the conservatory matches the style of the Ikea faucet.
The toilet paper holder in the conservatory matches the style of the Ikea faucet.

I bought one for each bathroom that matches the other fittings.

We've never used this style of paper holder before.
We’ve never used this style of paper holder before.

The one in the conservatory bathroom has an arm onto which the tp roll slides.

The plastic anchors are squeezed together to fit into the hole in the wall.
The plastic anchors are squeezed together to fit into the hole in the wall.

Only one side is attached to the wall so we tried to get it screwed into a stud near the doorway but we needed to push it back and attach it through the drywall.

The small red rod spreads the anchor's wings behind the wall.
The small red rod spreads the anchor’s wings behind the wall.

The holder came with plastic anchors that are spread with a small red rod which also comes in the kit.

The bracket should be attached to the wall with the taper going down.
The bracket should be attached to the wall with the taper going down.

The arm that holds the paper can be adjusted to either left or right.

The back of the escutcheon can be loosened with a star bit screwdriver.
The back of the escutcheon can be loosened with a star bit screwdriver.

Before hanging the holder we used a star bit screwdriver to loosen the back and turn the escutcheon 180 degrees so that the hole for the set screw would end up on the bottom.

The hole for the set screw should be on the underside.
The hole for the set screw should be on the underside.

A small headless screw holds the trim to the bracket.

Ready for use.
Ready for use.

What do you not miss until it’s gone?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “The Mundane”

  1. We have an arm-style holder in the bathroom, and I’ll never go back. So easy to throw a new role on … no more chasing a spring and tube around the bathroom floor. You’ll like it!

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