17 Jul
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DIY Towel Hanger

hanger close up

I am so in love with the way this turned out. Please excuse the not so awesome pictures. My master bath has ZERO natural light. I know don’t even get me started on that. This project was quite honestly one of the easiest ones I’ve done. In fact it was so easy I didn’t even take pictures of the process. LOL I’m so bad about doing that! Well hopefully I can get you through this without them.

What you’ll Need:

  1. A scrap piece of wood, it can be any wood of your choice. I happened to have like 8 pallets to chose from so it kind of worked out for me. HA!
  2. Hooks for the towels to hang on. These are the ones I used: Brainerd-Coat-and-Hat-Hook

3. For the Numbers I just found a font I liked in word and printed them off on normal paper. I then cut the numbers out with an exacto knife.

4. Paint of your choice. I used a white wash that was 70% paint and 30% water. I like using a wash because it lets all the little imperfections of the wood show through. For the numbers I used black poster board paint.

5. Dry wall hangers. I used These :zip it

The screws that came with it fit perfectly in the old nail holes that were already on the pallet plank.

6. Polyurethane I highly recommend polying this because there is so much moisture in most bathrooms.

So after you gather all your supplies it’s time to assemble.

  • We removed the board from the pallet and I lightly sanded it just to get the stray wood burs off.
  • I then painted it with the white wash and let it dry over night.
  • Next came the “stencil” part. I’m way to cheap to buy real stencils so I usually just print them on plain paper and carefully paint over what I cut out. I’ve yet to have an issue with this method. You can do whatever you want here weather it be numbers, names, or initials, the list goes on and on.
  • After that paint dried I put a coat of polyurethane on it.
  • When the poly was dry I laid my hooks out, measured, and marked where they were going. The hooks came with hardware to fasten them so I used that. The screws were a little long so I had to take a hammer when I was finished and hammer the tips over to make the back flat.
  • last but not least it was time to hang it. This is where the Beard came in, he just read the directions on the drywall hangers and went from there.

So there you have it the instructions on the worlds easiest towel hanger.

Now you all know I couldn’t just let the towel hanger be up there all by itself so I went over to The Graphics Fairy (her site is unreal and I love that she offers everything free)and downloaded a vintage Octopus and a vintage Clam. That I framed and hung above it. They really completed the look.octopus clam


I know right??!!?? Too Cute! And now for a full shot.


towel hanger

Not to toot my horn but when the Beard says “That looks really good.” without being prompted, I know it’s pretty great LOL.


Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by.



  • Stacey, that is so cute! I love that you numbered the hooks. And the prints perfectly tie the space together! Love it!
    Sarah @ Little Red Brick House recently posted…Color of the Month: CoralMy Profile

    • Thank You so Much Sarah! The numbers made it complete for sure, I hung it up without them and it looked so plain!

  • Love it! So cute! I’m too cheap to buy stencils too. I love your wall color, black & white, a girl after my own heart :-)
    Leigh Anne recently posted…Versatile Blogger AwardMy Profile

    • Thanks Leigh Anne! My wall color is actually Navy Blue But with the horrible lighting in there it’s hard to tell. I think the Beard’s next project will be a bathroom window. :)

  • Looks great! I love the prints above too. :)
    Alexis @ Persia Lou recently posted…The Makers No. 27My Profile

    • Thanks so Much Alexis! I love the prints too, and the fact they were free makes them even more attractive. :)

  • that turned out so darn good!!!! I might just have to try it out in my home! Pinning for later! thanks for sharing at the sparkles of inspiration party!
    jessica recently posted…6 Simple Tips for Saving Money When Grocery ShoppingMy Profile

  • This is cute, I love the numbers.

    • Thank you so much Sarah!

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