Reclaimed Wood Towel Hanger

 Hello Friends!

Hope you’re all having a lovely week! Our countdown to summer holidays is still on around here! I know many of you are already on holidays and yes, I envy your routine-less, lazy, go-to-the-beach-whenever-you-want days! We’ll be there soon, though!

Somehow, I found the time in this crazy busy month of June to do a double post today!!! Earlier this morning I shared our weekly link up party… if you’re a blogger, I’d be thrilled if you popped over and linked up what you’ve been up to! Or if you’re one of my readers (that I appreciate very much!!) check it out for tons of pretty inspiration and delicious recipe ideas!

When Virginia of Fynes Designs shared this Trash to Treasure Blog Hop she was doing, I immediately jumped on board! I love saving something that’s headed to the dump and make it into something pretty! However, my June has had two unexpected weekends away and now I’m not sharing what I had originally planned. However, I’ll just share a smaller project with you today that started out with wood headed to the garbage and made into this…

Reclaimed Wood Towel Hanger

Last summer we did some big renos on our deck… including the addition of a roof and maintenance free rails. When the contractor asked if he could have our old falling apart rails, I immediately answered no. I was thinking that maybe we’d have a use for them two or three or ten years down the road. You just never know. So when we were redoing our bathroom last month and I wanted to make a towel rack, I immediately knew where to go for wood. Nope, not to Home Depot this time!

Here’s how I made it…

Reclaimed Wood Towel Hanger from

All you need is a piece of fence board (or pallet wood or any other reclaimed wood), some hooks and paint or stain of your choice.

Reclaimed Wood Towel Hanger from

 Our deck boards are all cedar so the first thing I did was sand down the board using a hand sander. That thing is soo handy and gets the job done so much faster. I washed it down to get rid of all the saw dust and let it dry thoughly. I hadn’t planned on using chalkpaint, otherwise I wouldn’t have had to sand it down. I gave it two coats of Simplicity from Country Chic. This chalkpaint is pretty much the best… super easy to use, odorless, dries quickly and it comes in a fabulous selection of beautiful colors! You’ll have to check out their site!

Bathroom Reveal by

I then measured and using a screw driver, I attached these beautiful hooks from D. Lawless Hardware. These hooks are so sturdy and come in an oil rubbed bronze color. I love how it brings out the same color in our countertops and tile! They’re currently on sale on their website if you’re interested. (And, no I’m not paid to say how much I love the chalkpaint and this hardware…. they’re just products I love and want to share with you, my readers!)

Reclaimed Wood Towel Hanger from

 I absolutely love how totally functional this towel rack is. It gets used every single day by our little ones!

Reclaimed Wood Towel Hanger from

And now for some more beautiful Trash to Treasure DIY, check out these beautiful posts from these super talented ladies! I know you’ll be blown away by these amazing ideas! All the links are listed below!  

Trash to Treasure Challenge at

Faux Mercury Glass Vases  from The DIY Mommy

DIY Marshmallows Roasting Sticks from Fynes Designs

Papasan Chair Cover Turorial from The Happy Housie 

Cobalt Blue Glass Vase Birdbath from Time with Thea 

Reclaimed Wood Towel Bar from Joy In Our Home

How To Make a Fairy Garden from Life Is A Party

Reclaimed Headboard from New House New Home New Life


 Here’s one more Trash to Treasure DIY I’d love to show you. Just in case you missed it, last month I shared how my husband and I made our very own Barn Door. All from items that were reclaimed. It’s one of most favorite projects we’ve ever done and cost lest than $15! You can read all about it here!

Upcycled Barn Door at


Hope you all have a great rest of the week! Thanks for coming by today!



Linking to these fabulous parties:

 Inspire Me Tuesday, Time To Sparkle, On Display Thursdays, Tuesdays At Our HomeMotivational MondayThe Dedicated HouseThe Makers Link Party, Party In Your PJs, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Whimsy Wednesday, Moonlight and Mason Jars, Work It Wednesday, Pin Worthy Wednesday, Wednesday Roundup,  Artsy Fartsy Link Party, Inspire Me Please, Grace At Home, Creative Collection, Weekend Wind-down Party, Best of The Weekend,  Super Saturday, Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop, Share It Sunday, Talented Tuesdays, Pretty Pintastic Party, Think and Make Party, Something To Talk About, The Creative Circle, Dream Create Inspire,


  1. Kristi says:

    LOVED your bathroom and love this towel rack! We always hang our towels on hooks too – it’s just so much easier than folding them and hanging them over the bar. Would love to make something like this for our master bath! Enjoy these last few weeks Kendra! The end is in sight!!!

    • Kendra says:

      Thank, Kristi! I agree and we’re slowing getting rid of the towel bars as we make more of these! Sooo glad the end is in sight… I share your anticipation! Have a great day, friend!

  2. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says:

    I did something similar to this in our master bathroom and I just LOVE the hooks! They towels don’t ‘touch’ each other and dry a lot quicker than my normal rack in our hall bathroom. Yours looks great in your bathroom!


  3. Thea says:

    You are so resourceful and creative. I have to admit I prefer this kind of towel bar because it holds more towels and takes up less space. Yours looks and fits perfectly in your bathroom. Nicely done!

  4. Melanie says:

    Such a simple, yet beautiful project! Looks great in your bathroom. I hope you’ll link up this project over at Motivational Monday this week.

  5. cat @ Pocketful of Posies says:

    I am still amazed at your bathroom redesign! You did such a great job transforming your space and this reclaimed towel hooks made it that much better! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and link with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I hope to se you there again tomorrow!


  6. Amanda Fettig says:

    Oh I love this ,too! I’m working on a little towel rack for my guest bath too. Such a simple but pretty project! I love those hooks, I might need to use them, too. πŸ˜‰ Happy Thursday!

    • Kendra says:

      Thanks, Shonee! I hear ya on just throwing them over the shower curtain! This towel rack is so handy and gets used every single day! πŸ™‚ Thanks SO much for stopping by, friend!

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