Friday, February 20, 2015

Easy DIY Bathroom Towel Hooks

Once we made the coat hooks both Corey & I wanted to use the extra scrap to make some hooks for the bathroom.  

Right now we just have one right by the shower and putting two towels on it is annoying.  Plus now we both have robes (which is very luxurious and I don't know why I waited so long to buy a white terrycloth robe.  Best random Ikea impulse purchase!) and there's no where to hang those either.

Since we ended up making the coat rack smaller than I had been planning we had four hooks leftover from that project which is the perfect amount for these bathroom hooks.

This was so easy to do because we didn't want the extra shelf on top.  So here's the step by step:

Step 1: Play around with measurements until you're happy and know how long you want your board to be

Step 2: Cut your board to the right length

Step 3: Route the edges to be fancy

Step 4: Stain or paint your piece

Step 5: If it's going in a bathroom you should put on a coat of polyurethane (omg I spelled that right on the first try!)

Step 6: Get your hooks where you want them and trace the hook and make marks for the screw holes

Step 7: Pre-drill the screw holes one hook at a time

Step 8: Use a screwdriver to carefully put in the screws.  Repeats steps 7 & 8 until all your hooks are in

Step 9: Since we have lathe and plaster walls we need to use toggle bolts (also called molly bolts) to hang things like this on the wall (it's very hard to find studs to screw into with the wood lathe boards in the way).  We used two to hold this up and strategically placed them to be behind the hooks.  We used a countersink bit so that the head of the screw would be flat under the hook plate.  Pre-drill the holes and countersink them.

Step 10: Screw in the toggle bolts. Corey did this alone while I was gone so there aren't any pictures of the process. See this post for more detailed pictures

Step 11: Put the hooks back on and voila the bolts are covered up and the hooks are held to the wall by magic!

Step 12:  Hang that shit uuuuuuup

Next up for the bathroom is making some DIY rustic picture frames for 4 mini-prints I have.  I want to hang then in a row above the towel hooks.


  1. Excellent teamwork! Those hooks are so handy when you have guests, too. Glad the molly bolts work out so well for you. I used to hunt for the studs and use them, but I never put up so many things as you have. By sound or a magnetic detector, but that was all so long ago.

    1. Thanks, Aunt Sarah :) Lately I am all about Stuff On The Walls