Easy DIY Pallet Towel Rack

3 Materials
$10
2 Hours
Easy

Are you a fan of bathroom towel bars? It seems no one in my family knows how to get the towel folded just right to hang on a towel bar. And if there's a wet towel hanging on a towel bar it looks messy.


Drum roll...enter towel hooks.

Towel hooks, such as this Pallet Towel Rack, are multi-purpose for drying wet towels and also looks stylish.


The learning curve to hang a towel on a hook seems to be much lower than the towel bar. Hoorah! Plus with the same amount of space, this towel rack and can dry four towels, while a towel bar can efficiently only dry one towel at a time.


So grab that pallet board or piece of scrap wood laying around let's get started with this simple DIY. It adds a nice rustic, farmhouse or industrial look to the room. Add some pretty patterned towels and now you have added character to your bathroom walls.


The wood for my towel rack measured at 22 inches. Make adjustments to your cuts and hook placement based on your desired length.

Sand the pallet or scrap wood using a sander or sandpaper.

Apply stain. I layered three different stains, Special Walnut, Weathered Gray and Dark Walnut. I lightly sanded in between the layers.

To add a rustic touch I dry brushed white latex paint. To dry brush, dip the tip of the paintbrush bristles in the paint, blot it on newspaper and then lightly go back and forth over the wood. Layer to your desired look.

If you look closely you can see how the imperfections in the wood pick up subtle paint marks. This gives an aged look.

Attach the hanging hardware to the back of the pallet. I attached the keyhole hangers at the top of the pallet running parallel with the pallet and they worked really well.

Attach your desired number of hooks to the front of the pallet.

Then hang it on the wall.

And add your favorite pretty towels.

Here is a quick video of the process.

So are you hooked on hooks yet?Thanks for reading this DIY. If you liked this project then check out this Easy $3 Wood Canvas Frame and this DIY Wood Casserole Tray.Enjoy, Tiffany

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