Want to spice up your bathroom? Grab some scrap wood and order some hooks and you'll have a unique towel hanger in just 20 mins!
DIY Towel Holder
This is how it turned out! I love how it makes my bathroom a little more unique.
Before - plain, basic towel holder
Stain used - Jacobean by Minwax
Step One - Prep Wood
Lucky for me I had this piece of scrap wood laying around from a previous project I did and it was already cut to size! All i had to do was stain it. I used Jacobean by Minwax and sealed it with Polycrylic by Minwax.
After the wood was all ready I spaced out the hooks to see where I wanted them.
Wood specifications in this post -
Step Two - Measure
After laying out my hooks to get a rough idea where I want them, it was time for some math. I measured out the length of my wood.
Next - Find the center of the wood and mark. I did all my measurements on the back of my board so I could mark it up and wouldn't have to worry about seeing it.
Next you'll find half of the center mark or 1/4 of the entire board. From here you're going to center where the hook will be in between each 1/4th mark of the entire board.
Next measure the width of the board to find the center of that.
Now you'll need to find the measurements of the hooks. I mark on my ruler to make it easier.
With the measurements of the hook you'll center that, and then put that center on the half of the 1/4 mark you made a couple steps back.
As you can see here, when I made the mark for the center of the hook, it wasn't centered width wise to the board. No big deal just then find the correct point to mark - mine is the bolded "X" that almost looks like an "H". Once that is all centered I marked out the holes from the hook.
Repeat for all 4 hooks and mark out where all the holes go.
I used the appropriate drill bit to drill out the holes.
Next add your hooks! I added them so the screws went just through the board.
Here's how it looks after that previous step.
Now the fun part - hanging it up! With my level I figured out where I wanted it and made sure it was of course level. I then finished completely screwing in the holes and bam all done!
I love the way this easy, simple project turned out. Now my towel holder is a statement piece, not just a plain, boring towel holder. I also have hooks for more towels than the regular rod towel holder would hold at once.