For those who have gone toured the Parade of Homes, this was project ranked up top with many how-to questions.
Along with being pretty and helping my copper obsession, it’s super practical.
And something else, just like the clear dry erase board, that I will recreate for our space.
This was the very first thing that the homebuilder mentioned having, a grocery list board for the pantry, and I love the idea of having a roll of paper, attached in the same place so it doesn’t disappear, to jot down your ever growing list.
Plywood – I used the other half that I cut down from the clear dry erase board.
Copper Pipe – Depending on your width, mine was 5ft.
6 Copper T’s – Same width as copper pipe, to keep the bars from sliding.
7 Copper Tube Straps – 4 small, same with as t’s and tubing and 2 a size larger, to give room for paper roll. And one for a pen/pencil holder.
Mini Pipe Cutter
Lay everything out first to get the right size. It’s really going to depend on the size of your paper roll to start with. Mine was 12″, so I left plenty of extra room on the sides.
Sand down the sides and top of your board. I talked a bit about my Ryobi Corner Cat Sander, but I cannot say enough about it! Pop the battery into place and it is crazy fast.
I had some white paint left over, so I used my Home Right sprayer that I snagged after Haven last year and zipped right through two quick coats.
Center your paper roll on the board before you start cutting everything to get a good idea.
Take your mini pipe cuter and twist it open.
I marked tiny notches on the copper tube where it needed to be cut.
Insert pipe into the cutter and twist the knob until it’s tight.
Rotate cutter around and around the pipe, tightening back up as it loosens, and it will cut through after a few twists.
I made the top bar slightly longer to accommodate the paper moving and rolling.
Making sure the top bar was level, and the paper roll would fit and have room, I screwed it in using the two larger Copper Tube Straps to allow for the size of the paper roll.
Use the last small copper tube strap to make a pen holder, making sure the pen fits first.
Find a stud and attach to the wall!