clover icon January 26, 2004
Bath Present

bathtowelbar.jpgWe got a nice gift certificate from my sister's family for Christmas so we decided to spend it on a finishing touch for our bathroom: a towel bar and shelf from American Standard. The end result is nice, but oh what a scare it was!

I read the directions several times to make sure I understood the installation process. Easy. Just screw in the special drywall anchors and then install the brackets and finally the shelf. No problem. We measured the template and I screwed the anchors into the wall. Upon mounting the brackets, however, I discovered a weak point in their materials -- literally. The screws which hold the brackets to the wall were small and their tiny little heads just twisted right off! Curses! I was pretty distraught. After messing around trying to get them to work somehow I gave up, removed the anchors and stared at the four holes in my new bathroom wall. Augh! I had purchased some drywall achors a few weeks ago in preparation for something like this so I grabbed them and tried to make them work. Nope, the holes were just slightly too large. Crap! I paced and fretted for a bit and then realized that I could just rotate the brackets a quarter turn and nobody would ever know since the brackets cover up the mounting screws. I grabbed the drill, drilled four smaller holes, inserted the new achors and mounted the brackets successfully! Yay! But then when I placed the glass shelf upon the brackets the holes were off by 1/16th of an inch. DOH! I thought for sure I had screwed up the wall entirely. But I tweaked and adjusted and I got them straightened out and the glass shelf installed. Finished. Whew.

Posted by jeremy at January 26, 2004 10:33 AM

nice. now all you need is a monkey to hang from it.

Posted by: craig at January 27, 2004 12:05 AM

I like that style, a shelf and towel rack. Very cool.

Posted by: Merlin at March 15, 2004 10:01 PM