Happy Birthday to me indeed!
I’ve been wanting my own ballet barre for quite a while so I can do ballet workouts on my own. For my birthday this year I got the supplies for one and Jordan helped me put it together.
It’s really quite simple and inexpensive to do. I highly recommend it.
DIY Ballet Barre
- two 10-ft length PVC pipe cut in sections: two 8 1/2″, four 15″, two 28 1/2″, and two 4′
- four T-connectors
- two elbow connectors
- four end pieces
- PVC glue
- spray paint
For each leg you’ll need one 28 1/2″ and two 15″ sections of PVC, a T-connector and two end pieces.
For the top piece, you’ll need two 8 1/2″ and two 4′ sections of PVC, two T-connectors, and two elbow connectors.
When gluing the pieces together, put a coat of PVC glue about 1/2″ thick on both the outside end of the PVC pipe and inside the connector or end piece you’re using. Immediately after gluing each part, push the parts together and all the way in, followed by a quarter turn to secure in place.
Here’s a lovely shot of my sun-burnt honey who made this happen.
He’s modelling the bottom of one of the leg pieces that we so victoriously just put together.
After the two leg pieces and top piece are glued together, spray paint them before final assembly if you wish.
I used a metallic spray paint, and I must say I quite like the result.