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Bath Towel Holder

My front bathroom is lacking a place to hang towels right by the shower. One of my biggest pet peeves is having to walk across the bathroom, tracking water along the way and getting cold, to get my towel. Seeing that this is our guest bathroom, I don't wish that upon them either.
I found some old bath tub knobs at an antique store. They were $28, which is more than I would like to spend on my project pieces, but I had to have them.
Using a two foot piece of molding, I created the back for my towel hanger. We were lucky enough to have two wooden dowels left from the boys' swing set that fit perfectly into the back of the knobs.

Ryan drilled two holes six inches in from each side of the molding that were the same size as the dowels.

I painted the molding to match the trim in the bathroom.

We put the dowels with the knobs attached through the holes and used wood glue to seal it into place. After the glue was dry, Ryan cut off the part of the dowel that was sticking out the back. The back isn't pretty, but we wanted to make sure they were secure.
I will add picture hangers to the back to mount it on the wall and will share the finished product when it's up. I can't wait to see how it turns out myself!


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7 comments:

  1. Great idea! Looking forward to seeing this new addition to your guest bathroom when we come to visit!

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  2. These are totally fantastic, I love this idea. I have the same problem, no place to hang a towel near the shower, so this is such a fabulous solution. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Love this towel idea. Don't you just love old bathtub knobs. Your are awesome.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  4. I love those knobs! I would have spent the $28 on them, too!

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  5. Love this idea! It's so unique and those handles are awesome! I see why you forked the $28!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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  6. This is very cool.nice idea.I was looking to buy towels online came across this post.Nice article.

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