RUSTIC & REPURPOSED DIY Bathroom Hand Towel Holder

3 Materials
1 Hour
Having several vintage farmhouse and barn handles to pick from... I always knew I would find something to do with them all. During our recent remodel of our little powder room, I figured out how to use one of my old handles. It fit in perfectly with the rustic theme we were going for.
Vintage Barn Door Handle
I bought this vintage barn handle years ago at an estate sale for $1. It's been in my box of old handles for a while and I thought it would work well for what I needed!
Pallet Wood Painted & Barn Handle
I cut, sanded and painted a piece of pallet wood a little bit longer than my barn handle.
Polycrylic Protective Satin Finish
I painted on 3 coats of Clear Satin Polycrylic Protective Finish on the painted side of the pallet wood and both sides of the vintage handle. I let each coat dry for about 3 hours in between coats.
Positioning the pallet wood on the wall
Hubby usually installs shelves, artwork, projects for me - I do the easy peasey wall art stuff Anyway, here hubby is making sure the wood will be level on the wall.
Done! Hubby hung the pallet wood with anchor's in the wall and screws behind the handle so you don't see the screws that go into the wall. Then he added the handle onto the wood. Pallet wood can easily split so all holes into the wood were pre-drilled. I touched up the new screws with a reddish brown paint, then coated it with Polycrylic.
My DIY burlap sign from a previous project
If you saw my "LATHER RINSE REPEAT" project here on Hometalk and also on my BLOG, you'll see how I made this DIY burlap sign. Now I have the new hand towel which matches my burlap sign!!! Enjoy your day ~Lela (TrashFindRedesigned on ETSY) My BLOG at
Suggested materials:
  • Vintage Barn Handle   (My own stock)
  • Pallet Wood   (My own stock)
  • Polycrylic Protective Finish   (Home Depot)
Trash Find Redesigned
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