Inside: This Easy DIY Pallet Towel rack is a simple, cheap and quick project that is perfect for bathroom organization and adding style.
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.
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*Before you get started make sure you have your Safety Gear. For this project, I recommend safety goggles, ear protection, and a P100 mask.
Tools for Pallet Towel Rack
- Measuring tape
- Miter or Chop Saw
- Sander – I use this one
- Drill – I use this drill
- Impact driver – I use this driver
- Combination square
- Old t-shirt (something to apply stain)
Supplies for Pallet Towel Rack
- Pallet or piece of scrap wood
- Stain – I used Special Walnut, Weathered Gray and Dark Walnut
- White latex paint
- Keyhole fasteners
- Drywall anchors (optional) or screws for hanging
Cuts for Pallet Towel Rack
- Make your cuts to fit your needs. My pallet measured 22 inches.
Steps to Make Pallet Towel Rack
Here is a video and the step by step instructions are below.
Step 1) Sand the pallet or scrap wood using a sander or sandpaper.
Step 2) 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.
Step 3) 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.
Step 4) Measure and drill your holes in the wall for hanging the pallet. I used two drywall anchors and two screws since the stud placement was not ideal for hanging the rack. Then I hung up the rack.
Finally, I added my favorite towels.
So are you hooked on hooks yet?
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