Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How to build a towel hanger for less than $10

I have always been fascinated with nautical themes. For as long as I’ve been a mom my kid’s bathroom has been decorated in blues with a nautical touch. While preparing for an upcoming series on home organization I came to the conclusion that in order to keep a clean bathroom and less laundry I needed a towel holder. So, I went searched stores yes, I found some that would work but nothing I loved in my price range and the ones I loved were more than I was willing to spend. Even the ones on Esty were close to $50. I decided to build one myself it was easy and super inexpensive.

This towel hanger cost less than $10. It looks awesome.

Here's the step by step tutorial:
Supply list:

1 precut board about 2 feet long
Twine or ribbon


Sand and paint board with base color let dry and paint with main color. I choose to paint the board white first then navy over the top. The effect of this will be seen in a few steps.

Step 2:

If you are using words on your hanger. I printed my words then traced over the top of them with a ball point pen. The force of the pen will leave an impression in the wood allowing you to follow these lines while painting.

Step 3:


Step 4:
I did a rough sand of the entire board to get a more rustic look. This is where the white paint comes in.

Step 5:
Apply hooks and string, twine, or ribbon. You don't want to apply the twine too tight you will move it slightly to drill thorough the board and into the wall then move it back over the screw so the screw head can't be seen. ** The nail that appears to be holding the board is just for looks**

1 comment:

  1. What a great towel rack! Good job. Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. I hope we see you again this week. I'm your newest follower. Christy