This week I have been working on my hall/guest/kid’s bathroom. One of the things that I wanted to do was find a cute, inexpensive alternative to the standard towel bar. I am not a fan of towel bars! The towels take longer to dry and no one else can ever seem to hang the towels up so that they look decent. I love the look of towel hooks! Here is how I made cute towel hooks for only $17.
I’ve been throwing around the idea of towel hooks for about a month now but haven’t been able to decide on what kind of hooks to use. I wanted something that was cheap and would match the colors and décor that I had planned for the rest of the bathroom.
While shopping at Hobby Lobby (my favorite store on the planet!) I found these cute blue and brown door knobs. They were perfect because the other colors in my bathroom are blue and brown. They were on sale for 1/2 off (Hobby Lobby always has certain things each week that are half off and it seems like I see the knobs are on sale at least once a month) so I bought 3 of them.
Next, I had to figure out how to secure them to the wall. I thought about just screwing the knobs onto a plain piece of painted wood but that seemed like it would be too boring and maybe slightly ugly and cheap looking. I found an address number plaque at Home Depot for around $5 and thought it would be perfect!
We started by screwing holes in the wood for the knobs to go into. On the back side of the wood, we made larger holes so that the nut on the back of the screw would fit inside, allowing the wood to lay flat on the wall when we finished. We just used a drill and drill bits for this and didn’t put the drill bit all the way through on the back side.
Then we did 2 coats of paint on the wood. We used a dark brown that we had left over from when we painted our laundry room and it matched our bathroom colors perfectly!
After the paint was dry we put the knobs on and tightened down the nuts. Then Hubby used his handy Dremel set to cut off the excess screw ends so that it was flush with the wood.
We tightened everything down and screwed it to the bathroom wall using anchors. Then I just painted the screws and it was done!
I love the new towel hooks! It’s so cute and unique plus there is no ugly towel bar!
What creative ways have you improved your house? I’d love for you to share!