DIY Towel Rack

DIY Towel Rack

Decorating your home doesn’t have to be costly, a lot of it can be simple additions to your home that you create yourself. Thanks to the growing talent on Pinterest, ideas for every room in your home are easy to find. One room that is often overlooked even though it has traffic coming in and out of it is your restroom.

Outside of your fabric features that can be easily changed (towels and shower curtain) and things that are a little more difficult to update (cabinets and tiling), a surprising upgrade in your towel rack can change your entire décor. If you’re into do-it-yourself work, this DIY towel rack will be the perfect addition to your bathroom. One of the best things about it is that you can also use this design for a coatrack in your laundry room.

The first thing you will need is a cabinet drawer front. You can get this at your local hardware store unfinished or even from a broken dresser that you’re planning on getting rid of anyway.

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For this example, we'll be using the classic drawer front. If you do use an unfinished cabinet door, paint it your preferred color followed by two coats of spray paint in a semi-gloss. To add more style, paint it a color that is a shade darker than your bathroom walls or even a simple black.

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Choose a couple of hooks that are a good match and that are sturdy enough to hold a towel on.



Measure where you want the hooks and mark (with a pencil in the screw holes) where they are going to go. Once you’re ready to hang your new towel rack, screw it in the wall about 3 inches in.

Finish by adding the hooks to the drawer. Use long wood screws (1.5-inch) to attach the hooks to the wall for a more sturdy rack.

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These unique DIY towel racks will definitely be an eye-catching piece in your bathroom and will look even better with your Artisan sliding barn door. Visitors always notice the little touches when you make your home your way. Visit Artisan Hardware for quality barn door hardware, sliding barn doors and DIY projects we post on our blog. Once you finish one of our projects, post it on our Facebook so we can see your work!