Projects Made Simple: Installing a Towel Bar

I am not particularly handy, but I don't see any reason why I couldn't be.  I recently had the chance to pick my favorite from Walmart's Projects Made Simple website and see if I could pull off an identical DIY solution.  While I hit a few bumps along the way, it turned out OK.  I really appreciated having a how-to video to refer to, as well as a shopping list and printable directions.

Here is the original Walmart project video that I chose to accomplish.

Here is my video:

There were a few things that made my project a bit difficult:
  • My house is not flush.  I made the towel bar straight according to my level, but now it looks a bit crooked on my wall.
  • The towel bar didn't come with a screwdriver to tighten and loosen the tiny screw at the bottom of the bar.  Make sure you have one before you start, because it is not included on the original Walmart supplies list.
  • If you don't know how to use a power drill correctly -- learn.  I could have saved myself half of my time by not stripping screws because I wasn't holding the drill at the proper angle.  (But now I know!)
Have you ever attempted to install a towel bar?  If you've wanted to, there's no reason you can't do it without the help of a spouse or professional. Get the full set of directions for this project and several others the Walmart Projects Made Simple website!

*I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for my time on this post. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.