How was your weekend? We had a pretty good one. We had family time, house-working time, good meals and even a few hours away on Saturday (kid-free) for wine-tasting. So, yep, I call that a pretty good weekend.
One thing that we wrapped up this weekend, was a little project (a DIY Towel Rack Hanger). I had this towel hanger on my “buy” list for quite some time.
$14 for that towel hanger is a good deal, but I never pulled the trigger. Well, a few months ago, our towel hook fell off the wall and broke and I finally decided that I have had enough of not having a towel hook. To be fair, this bathroom sink doesn’t get used very often. Catty-corner to it is another bathroom area (with a sink, shower and toilet). So, that is the sink we usually use. But, not having a towel there is annoying when we do wash in this one, so I decided to change that.
I could have bought the towel hanger above and spray painted it, but I went a different route. Do you have a wire clothes hanger and a scrap of leather? If so, you have everything to do this. =)
I’m going to let the pictures explain the process for the most part.
Straighten out your hanger and then start making your bends (we bent at 4 inches all the way around). One thing to make note of, it’s best to start at 1/2 of what you want your lenghs to be. For example, we wanted 4 inch straight pieces, but we started with 2 inches and then bent so that we came back around to the top where we would have another 2 inch piece. The 2 inch pieces will get glued in to the leather hanger below.
The bathroom hasn’t changed much since I showed it last. We are still loving our DIY Grouted Vinyl tile and bright yellow wall.
We did relocate the watercolor art to this small wall of the bathroom. I think it really works well between the bright yellow wall and the blue wall in the bedroom.
So, another up-cycling project. Crazy, right? Reusing what we have must be on my brain lately. As long as it works, I’m game.
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