DIY Towel Rack

January 24, 2010
wall mounted double towel hook
When I dismantled the bathroom to paint, I thought I’d reuse our old towel bars.  Then I started thinking about how I could make it easier for my 11 year old and teen to keep things neat and tidy.  The answer is hooks!  With hooks, there’s no fussing to make sure the towels are evenly hung up.  Hooks are a fool-proof and definitely kid friendly way to decorate.  Here’s how I got rid of the double towel bars in my bathroom.
  Urban Ore loot
I picked up this unfinished cabinet door on my trip to Urban Ore.  It cost me all of three dollars.

Painted old cabinet door
A coat of primer, two coats of spray paint in a semi-gloss black and it’s looking like a million bucks.


Brushed Nickel hooks from home depot 
Add a couple of brushed nickel hooks and she’s ready for the kids to hang up their towels. 

Wall mounted bath towel hooks
I also added a matching hand towel hook.  No excuses now for not hanging up the towels!

Wall Mounted towel hook
Don’t forget I’m hosting my very first Mcklinky party on Wednesday!  You’re invited to come on over and link up your latest project.  Come back Wednesday and show us what you did to “Make It Yours” this week!
  
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Check out these fabulous places for more great ideas:  DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land, Trash to Treasure at Reinvented and Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog.

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by. Love your towel rack!Very elegant. I made something similar last week with some remnant knobs and hooks. Never thought of using a door. What a clever idea. Definitely going to make one for my bathroom. Well done!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by from Sits! I love the Sitsahood. I meet the greatest gal from there. Your blog is great and I think the towel rack is really cool!

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  3. This project turned out great. Pretty and practical!! I love the look of your brushed nickel hooks.
    Jane

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  4. Great idea, Carolyn! With towel bars and kids the towels are never really straight anyway, which is just something else to drive us insane. I think hooks are definitely the way to go!

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  5. Brilliant!

    Love this... love.

    ~ kim

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  6. Why didn't I ever think of that?!!! That is the best idea ever!!! You are one smart cookie!

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  7. Hi Carolyn...

    I just wanted to come by to say thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my changed living room post. I really enjoyed your sweet and thoughtful comment, my friend! Thank you!!!

    Well now, what a fabulous idea! I do love your idea for using the hooks in the bath! And you're absolutely right about needing to make it easier for the kiddos to keep it clean and organized...towel hooks are a great solution!!! Love, love, LOVE that beautiful cabinet door turned into a backing for the towel hooks! It's just beautiful! Thank you for sharing this fabulous idea with us! I also wanted to tell you that I loved your "beadboard" post! I think that the new beadboard wallpaper is gorgeous...and it looks so much easier to install than the actual beadboard! Thank you for sharing the "how to's" on that project, my friend!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  8. Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

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  9. I changed out our towel bars to hooks this past summer and agree it is so much more convenient for my teen boys. Great idea using the cabinet door - so simple yet looks so polished.

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  10. Ohhhher nice!!!!
    I like it! Very elegant looking. You've inspired me - I have an ugly piece of pine with a terrible picture and 2 brass hooks attatched to it. Think I might take a leaf out of your book and use it to make something classy!!

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  11. That looks like something you would buy for $30 at the store- great job!!

    Please feel free to share it at My Frugal Family's Talented Tuesday link party!

    http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday.html

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  12. Very nice use of the unfinished cabinet door! Creative!

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  13. Wow, I love it! What a great way to help the kids keep their bathroom clean, not an easy task! :) Thanks for linking up.

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  14. We use these in both of our baths now too. And you are SO right...no excuse for towels on the floor anymore. Great job!

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  15. You are amazing. You do such a great job.

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  16. Love the idea of using a cabinet door! Looks great!

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  17. Love this! Hooks are definitely my favorite in the bathroom they are so much easier. What a great idea to use an old door front!

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  18. Love this idea! I also am thinking of using a picture frame with a hook.
    Thirtyideastoday.com

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  19. I will try to make this do it yourself towel rack. I think I will save more instead of buying one.

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  20. Very nice use of the unfinished cabinet door!

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  21. Diy tower rack it beautiful and colorful. Love it.

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  22. How did you mount it on the wall?

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  23. I'm also curious as to how you mounted it to the wall. Did you screw right through the front of your project and into the wall? Special brackets on the back, and if so, which ones? Thanks so much!

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