I’m super excited to share today’s DIY project, a rustic, farmhouse style, DIY towel rack! This towel rack DIY is super easy to build, really cute, and of course functional! It can also be used as a coat rack.
I made this DIY towel rack for our master bathroom renovation, which we are redoing as part of the One Room Challenge. We are currently in week 4 of the project and I’m trying to finalize the decor and organization details. Here is a recap of the first 3 weeks of the projects for the challenge:
- ORC Week 1 – The Master Bathroom Plan
- ORC Week 2 – Board and Batten Bathroom DIY
- ORC Week 3 – Sliding Barn Door DIY
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The main feature that totally makes this DIY towel rack are the super adorable metal hooks! They give off a farmhouse, vintage, industrial vibe which I love. I found them at Hobby Lobby and you can also find similar ones here, here and here.
How to make a farmhouse style DIY towel rack:
***If you don’t have a Kreg Jig, you can use a 1×6 board instead of two 1×3 boards joined together with Kreg screws.
1. Cut Board to Size
Use a miter saw (or have your home improvement store make the cuts for you) and cut two 30″ pieces from your 1x3x8.
2. Drill Pocket Holes
Drill three pocket holes with a Kreg Jig on one of your 30″ boards.
3. Connect two boards
Connect the two 30″ boards together with 1 1/4″ Kreg screws.
4. Sand and Stain the Towel Rack
Sand and stain the wood towel rack. I used a Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner and this stain color. I also used an oil based poly to seal the wood since damp towels are going to be hung on this towel rack. For help on how to stain wood for a beautiful finish, check out my tutorial here.
5. Attach metal hooks and attach towel rack to wall
Attach your metal hooks to the wood towel rack, evenly spaced, with wood screws. I used 3/4″ wood screws for my hooks. The metal hooks didn’t have the best hardware on the back to attach to the towel rack, so I may be putting some screws through the front of them.
To attach the towel rack to the wall, I screwed two screws into our wall studs and then pilot holes on the back of the towel rack to line up with those screws so the towel rack would be flush with the wall.
After hanging the towel rack, you can hang some towels or other items and enjoy your new farmhouse style DIY towel rack! I’m in love with the mix of the warm wood and black metal!
What would you use this farmhouse style DIY rack for? Towels? Coats? Or some other type of organization?!
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