I definitely do and along with that I want my guests to feel very welcomed in my home. I have done studies on design and features such as; colors, furniture arrangement, decoration and of course a hospitable spirit (that one didn’t come from the design tips 😉 ) can all make a guest feel welcome in a home.
With that being said I would say this Personalized Bathroom Towel Holder is like icing on the cake. It’s just one extra little step help welcome guests into my home. Not only that I think it’s super cute and it also doubles as a towel holder…win win.
I was able to score my wood for FREE. I got my 1 x 4 from the scrap pile at The Home Depot and I already had a scrap 1 x 6 at home. So this project only put me back the cost of the hooks.
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TOOLS FOR BATHROOM TOWEL HOLDER
- Tape measurer
- 220 and 80 grit sandpaper and/or sander
- Nail gun or hammer
- Paint brush or old t-shirt
SUPPLIES FOR BATHROOM TOWEL HOLDER
- 1 – 1 x 6 x 6
- 1 – 1 x 4 x 6
- Pressed plywood scraps
- Wood glue
- 5/8 inch brad nails/nails
- Stain – Rust-oleum in Weathered Gray and Minwax in Special Walnut
- Stencil made with the Silhouette Cameo
- Paint – Folk Art Chalk Paint in White Adirondack
- Chalkboard paint – Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint
- Sealer – Rust-oleum polyurethane finish in Matte
- Hooks or knobs – I used something similar to these Double Robe Hooks
- Key hole hangers – these here are similar to what I used
CUTS FOR BATHROOM TOWEL HOLDER
- 1 – 1 x 6 at 24 inches (top)
- 1 – 1 x 4 at 25 inches (lower)
- 4 – pressed plywood at 1 1/2 inches x 5 1/4 inches
STEPS TO MAKE BATHROOM TOWEL HOLDER
tep 1) Connect the top 1 x 6 to the lower 1 x4 piece together using the pressed plywood pieces. I wanted a small gap between the two boards so I used quarters to separate the pieces and a square to help line up the boards. I glued and nailed the pressed plywood pieces to the back of the two boards.
Step 2) Now the wood is ready for some staining love. I first applied Rust-oleum Stain in Weathered Gray and and wiped it with an old t-shirt. After this coat dried I sanded and applied Minwax in Special Walnut to help warm it up a bit. Step 3) I made a stencil with the Silhouette Cameo using contact paper. I painted the stencil using chalk paint in White Adirondack and Chalkboard Paint for the rectangle. Make sure to save the inner part of the chalkboard rectangle for later.I sanded the stenciling with 220 grit sand paper and the edges with 80 grit sand paper to give it an aged look. Step 4) Using the saved rectangle stencil cover up the chalkboard painted rectangle, apply the sealer and allow to dry. I applied three coats. Be extra careful with removing the stencil. It removed some of my chalkboard paint and I had to redo it again. Then season the chalkboard painted area by rubbing over it with chalk. Step 5) Attach the hooks. Using a square to line up the hooks I used a drill and driver to attach three white Double Robe Hooks. To hang the sign I attached key hole hangers to the back of the sign. Now the sign is ready to be hung in the perfect spot in the bathroom.
Now my guests have a place to hang their towels and an extra special gesture to make them feel welcome.
Thank so much for hanging out,