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!






  1. Misty Hunt Doughty on March 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Love this! Great beginner project…I think Ill try it 🙂

    • on July 29, 2018 at 11:32 am

      I built this! But I used a different plan that’s a little better…

      I’m obsessed with mine! I built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

      Head on over to www. if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!


  2. Theresa Watkins on January 21, 2013 at 6:35 am

    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!

  3. Nicole on July 15, 2012 at 7:31 am

    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?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

      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!!

  4. Doreen Hill on July 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on July 11, 2012 at 7:56 am

      Thank you Doreen! Love quick projects:))

      Sent from my iPad

  5. castebner on July 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    You are just so clever! That turned out great!

  6. bob on July 10, 2012 at 7:47 am


  7. Rhoni T on July 10, 2012 at 5:31 am

    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

    • Shanty2Chic on July 10, 2012 at 5:58 am

      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!
      Sent from my iPad

  8. Traci Creel on July 10, 2012 at 12:37 am

    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.

    • Shanty2Chic on July 10, 2012 at 6:00 am

      Thank you Traci:)

      Sent from my iPad

  9. Donna Holzer on July 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Sweet! Love this simple clean look!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 10, 2012 at 6:00 am

      Thank you so much Donna!

      Sent from my iPad

  10. Erin Stevens on July 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on July 10, 2012 at 6:01 am

      LOL! Thank you Erin:)

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      • Erin Stevens on July 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        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?

  11. [email protected] on July 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on July 10, 2012 at 6:02 am

      Thank you Melissa! It is so strong and it’s nice to just get out a bottle of glue for supplies:)
      Sent from my iPad

  12. Mary @ Ms. Redo on July 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Looks great, love the price!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks so much!

      Sent from my iPad

  13. Little Bunny SueSue on July 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    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!


  14. Little Bunny SueSue on July 9, 2012 at 11:44 am

    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!


    • Shanty2Chic on July 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you! So happy to hear you are enjoying woodworking:))). Addicting, addicting, addicting!
      Sent from my iPad

  15. Ranya Adkinson on July 9, 2012 at 11:38 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on July 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Thank you Ranya. Believe it or not, Walmart! I bought them in the floral section. One stem was about $2!
      Sent from my iPad

  16. Lisa Hamer on July 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Turned out really cute. I love your flower accent.

    • Shanty2Chic on July 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa!

      Sent from my iPad

  17. Megan Marie on July 9, 2012 at 10:32 am

    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

    • Shanty2Chic on July 9, 2012 at 10:49 am

      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:))
      Sent from my iPad

    • Kathryn @ A Heartful Home on July 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      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! 🙂

      • Shanty2Chic on July 11, 2012 at 7:56 am

        That is awesome Kathryn! Thanks so much for sharing!

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