Can anyone ever have too many hooks in a bathroom? I’m thinking no way. Hence… this vintage headboard turned towel rack with all those hooks will not go to waste!
Towel bars flat out don’t work in our home. With too many towels and clothes to hang up, hooks have long worked for us.
This was the little system that was working for us for a long time. But I kept glancing at that less than perfect drywall job behind the hooks.
So I cranked this towel thing up a notch in preparation for the Christmas tour happening here in less than one month. It was time to create once again.
I had this headboard hanging around for a rainy day. I loved the classic vintage lines.
I cut off the longer posts flush with the bottom of the headboard, and gave it a coat of white via brush, to capture an old hand painted look. I then lightly glazed it to catch all the nooks and crannies. The glaze is ‘barely there’ as I wished for the board to maintain as much whiteness as possible.
Tip for glazing: if you want a softer hue to your glazing, use a lighter colour glaze and a damp rag so you can take more off.
To mount ~ first I found where the studs were via a stud finder. Then I drilled screws right through the base into the wall where I knew the hook bases would hide them. To install the hooks, I first screwed in the backer boards where a hook would cover the screw. Hooks got attached over top exposed screws.
I had just found all these numbers IN PACKAGES no less at the thrift. All for $3. I was ecstatic most were all different. Love that eclectic’ just found’ feel of it all coming on.
The large brass rusty numbers were from my neighbor’s front lawn. He’d just ripped them off and they were bound for the trash. But I beat him to it. I sprayed them with some matte black leaving some of the natural rust exposed.
How cute is this?!?
See it in the entire bathroom HERE.
It’s an ultra productive piece that lends itself towards art as well.
Juuuust one more issue to conquer…
Now I have to train my son to USE it.
So what’s your style with towels? Hooks? Towel bar? (floor?!?)
View other unique ways to hang things HERE.
See the entire bathroom tour HERE.