My Bathroom DIY hooks

Hey guys!  I decided to take a break from building and get back to my bathroom redecorating.  I haven’t done a thing since I painted the walls and added a DIY bathroom frame.  I have been waiting for an idea to come to me for a hand towel hook so when it came…I had to run with it!

hand towel hook

This was so easy and it only took Gorilla Glue wood glue to put it together…no nails or screws!  You can make it in about an hour from start to finish and it is under $5!  That’s my kind of craft:)

wooden blocksI started with a 1×4 (purchase the shortest length you can ~ you will only need about 2 ft).  I cut a piece at 13.5″, 2 @ 3″ and 1 @ 2 3/4″.

wood glueI only used Gorilla Glue wood glue to put this entire piece together!

I attached with wood glueStart by placing a thin line of Gorilla Glue wood glue across the middle of the longest board.

attach with wood glueNext, place one of the 3″ blocks on the glue (this will make the ledge for the mason jar).

two blocks of wood for towelNow, attach the remaining 3″ and 2 3/4″ blocks together with the 2 3/4″ block on the bottom.

Gorilla Glue wood glueAfter everything has dried for about 10 minutes, apply a thin line of Gorilla Glue wood glue to the bottom edge of the longest board and attach the ledge you made in the last step with the 3″ block attached to the longest board.

towel hook before stain3″ board attached to the longest board with 2 3/4″ board placed on top to form a ledge.  Wait for about 30 minutes while this dries.

To finish, I wiped 1 coat of Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut stain over the entire piece.

For the final touches,

I applied Gorilla Glue Epoxy to the bottom of a mason jar (I used enough to puddle at the bottom) and attached it to the top ledge.

robe hookI then added this, simple but cute, robe hook that I purchased at Lowe’s for about $3.

hand towel hookA stem of flowers for a color pop,

ledge for rolled towela rolled up towel (in reserve) behind the ledge, a hand towel on the hook….

hand towel hook

and I have a fresh new look for my bathroom!  On to more guest bath decorating! I’ll be back to share more soon!

If you love my DIY  towel hook, I would so appreciate your pins below;)

Thank you and Happy Monday!

~Ashley

 

 

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/misty.h.doughty Misty Hunt Doughty

    Love this! Great beginner project…I think Ill try it :-)

  • Theresa Watkins

    You are amazing and inspiring. There are so many awesome projects you have done. I want to wake my husband up and get started right now :). I have a dining room set that I bought off of Craigslist several years ago that I just stare at and want to change so badly, but I haven’t had the courage till now. If I start it, maybe I’ll have to send you my pictures to show you what an inspiration you are. Thanks for the great site!

  • Nicole

    This is just adorable!! I have always been fascinated by DIY projects, but your site is the first one that’s actually inspired me to try something. This is such a perfect first wood project as it only uses glue. If I can somehow accomplish the distressing thing do you think I could use it on this project? Or should I stick to staining?

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Nicole! You could definitely use the distressing technique with this and I think it would look great! I wanted to actually paint this but I needed it stained for the bathroom it was going in so stain it was:). Good luck and please send us pictures when you finish!!

  • Doreen Hill

    Your bathroom towel rack/hook is simple yet sophisticated. I love the fact you made it in an hour!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Doreen! Love quick projects:))

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  • castebner

    You are just so clever! That turned out great!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you:))

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  • bob

    awesome

  • Rhoni T

    too cute, way smart thinking Ladies. what did you use to attach it to the wall, in my house I’d have to find a stud and put a long screw in, to much traffic in our hall bath

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Hi, Rhoni,
      Thanks so much! I should have added that. I used a saw tooth hanger on the back and anchored a screw. It does move a little so I might go back and drive a screw through the back board and anchor that as well!
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  • Traci Creel

    Not only is this super cute but very original. I like the three demintionality of it. This is a great Idea and you executed it beautifully.
    Traci

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Traci:)

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  • http://twitter.com/My_Sweet_Things Donna Holzer

    Sweet! Love this simple clean look!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you so much Donna!

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  • Erin Stevens

    How in the world to you ladies come up with all of these creative things? I am making one of these ASAP!! So cute!!!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      LOL! Thank you Erin:)

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      • Erin Stevens

        The best part of finding this site is how your tastes are so similar to mine. I live in Mesquite. I believe I remember ya’ll are in this area? Ever consider building some of this stuff and taking it to Canton and selling it?

  • Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker

    I love this-I can’t believe you only used glue!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Melissa! It is so strong and it’s nice to just get out a bottle of glue for supplies:)
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  • Mary @ Ms. Redo

    Looks great, love the price!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much!

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  • Little Bunny SueSue

    So cute! My bathroom needs a little refreshing and this might be just what it needs. I have just finished my very first wood project and am hooked!

    Allison
    http://www.littlebunnysuesue.blogspot.com

  • Little Bunny SueSue

    I love this!! Our bathroom needs some refreshing and this might do the trick. I just did my first wood project ever this weekend and I am hooked!

    Allison
    http://www.littlebunnysuesue.blogspot.com

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you! So happy to hear you are enjoying woodworking:))). Addicting, addicting, addicting!
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  • http://twitter.com/ranyaadkinson Ranya Adkinson

    Where do you get the cute yellow flowers from? Love the entire thing.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Ranya. Believe it or not, Walmart! I bought them in the floral section. One stem was about $2!
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  • Lisa Hamer

    Turned out really cute. I love your flower accent.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you so much Lisa!

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  • Megan Marie

    I LOVE this and think you are just brilliant with wood :)

    Thank you for inspiring me to be more creative when it comes to utilizing Lowes or Home Depot for their wood-never feel confident enough to try somthing like your wall hooks!

    Does the Gorilla Glue really work and stay put for long term? I’ve heard great things but never tried it myself.

    Heading off to do some therapeutic DIYings, perhaps with a bit of wood this time? Thanks for the post, you rock!

    Megan Marie
    http://www.lifeasmeganmarie.blogspot.com

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you so much Megan! Gorilla glue actually is amazing stuff! After it dries it is VERY hard and sometimes impossible to pull the pieces apart. When I have had to in the past it always ruins the wood if I do get them separated! Hope this helps:). Happy DIY’ing:))
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    • Kathryn @ A Heartful Home

      Gorilla Glue is amazing! My sweet hubby built me a coffee table out of reclaimed wood beams, and joined it together entirely with Gorilla Glue. That was over four years ago, and so far it hasn’t budged… Even with three kiddos that regularly turn it into a stage/climbing wall/jumping off point! I would DEFINITELY trust it to hold my towels! :)

      • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

        That is awesome Kathryn! Thanks so much for sharing!

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