DIY Towel Rack & Shelf

DIY Towel Rack & Shelf @themerrythoughtI finished this project for my bathroom yesterday! And I have a few items in the mail so that I can finish up a few more DIY projects and finally finish one of my rooms! Hopefully by the end of next week, I’ll be sharing the completed room with you. This shelf is super simple – it took about 20 minutes! – and I love what it has added to my space!
DIY Towel Rack & Shelf @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-Wooden Board (I bought a cheap 1x6x4″)
-1.25″ Round Dowel
-Flat Braces (I bought these and spray painted them copper)
Copper Tubing Hooks (And use the leftovers to make some mini marble shelves!)
Double Point Tacks
-Saw (I used a Miter Saw and a Scroll Saw)
-Measuring Tape
DIY Towel Rack & Shelf @themerrythoughtHow to make it:
-Cut board and dowel to desired length. (I angled the ends of my board in so that it would fit better in my space without me running into the corners all the time!)
-Attach copper hooks to the bottom of the board, 5″ in from the ends of the board using the tacks and a hammer.
-Attach braces to the bottom of the board right up against the edge (in the photo it shows that I attached mine from the edge – this is only because I have a molding that the shelf would be resting on top of.)
-Attach braces to the wall…. Done! Easy breezyy!
DIY Towel Rack & Shelf @themerrythought DIY Towel Rack & Shelf @themerrythoughtDoes your bathroom need some updating? Would you try out this simple, affordable shelf?

xo. Caitlin

  • Amy @ Homey Oh My!Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    Caitlin, I need you to know that this blog is amazing and I absolutely love everything you ladies do. This towel rack is no exception! Stunning work <3ReplyCancel

  • oanacazanFriday, August 15, 2014 - 5:26 pm

    Great storage options, all these DIY’s are making me wish I was more handy!

  • AlisonSunday, August 17, 2014 - 8:00 am

    Your DIYs are my absolute favorite. So simple, so chic, so easy, and so affordable. Keep up the awesome work, ladies!

    XO Alison

  • colleenpastoorSunday, August 17, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    So awesome Caitlin! I’m loving the natural wood colour.ReplyCancel

  • maryTuesday, August 19, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    so cool! your ideas are so unique! i would love to know how you did your air plant bottle…how you put the hole in it, what it’s hanging from etc. iv’e been holding on to a great bottle, and this would be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • ElisaSaturday, August 23, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    Love this! And the simple idea of spraying metal items copper – brilliant!
    Do you know the name of the plant, would love to source one, it’s lovely.ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathSunday, August 24, 2014 - 5:33 pm

      Thanks! I’ve somehow managed to keep this plant alive for two years and can’t remember exactly what it was. My best guess would be heartleaf philodendron.ReplyCancel

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