This easy to build DIY towel storage holder is a space saver for small bathrooms. See below for the full tutorial.
Hi! It’s Amaryllis here from Ohoh Deco blog.
One thing that helps keep my house tidy is having specific storage for every item. It’s not always easy, especially if you are living in a small space. My bathroom is no exception, there is always a lot of products to organize but not much space to do it in.
It hangs on the wall and also has a ring so that you can hang used towels from it.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS DIY TOWEL STORAGE SHELF
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- A wood plank of 6 inches width, the length will depend of the towels thickness
- A strap of leather of 2 inches width (a belt will work fine also)
- Some upholstery nails
- A 6 inches embroidery loop
- Wood stain or paint
- Transparent wood varnish and brush
- A sawtooth frame hanger
- Sanding paper 60 & 120 grit
- A set square
- A hammer
- A handsaw or a jigsaw
HOW TO MAKE A DIY TOWELS STORAGE SHELF
To know how long you need to cut the plank, roll your towels and place them on the wood. Leave one inch above the towels and about 5 inches under to have enough space to fix the embroidery loop.
You will use the inner part of the loop (the one without the metal stud) to make the towel ring. Place it on the plank, under the towels and mark the centre of the circle on the wood.
Place the tip of the set square on the mark, and draw a 45 degree angle on the wood to make a tip.
With the saw cut the wood to make a pointed shape.
Sand the piece, first with a 60 grit paper to remove splinters and then with a 120 grit to give the wood a smooth finish.
Stain or paint the wood (feel free to choose the option that fits your decor best) . As the towel storage will be hung in a wet room, don’t forget to finish with a coat of transparent varnish to protect the wood.
I didn’t stain the embroidery loop but I applied a coat of varnish on it too.
Flip the wood piece over and nail a sawtooth hanger on the back. Measure to ensure you place it on the centre of the board.
Cut a piece of leather of 2 inches width `(or use an old belt). The length of the strap will depends on the towels thickness. Its better work with a longer strap rather than a shorter one.
Pass the end of the strap around the loop and nail it on the board. This can work with any small nails but upholstery ones are prettier.
The loop has to remain a little loose so it’s easy to place and remove the towel. At 1 ½ “ above, place a second row of nails, these will hold the bottom part of the towel rack.
Repeat the same step for the two next towels.
Once you are done nailing the strap, just cut the extra length. And you are done!
Hang your DIY towel storage on the wall next to the sink so its ready to use.
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Amaryllis is a DIY addict and the creative mind behind Ohoh Deco Blog. She likes to make home decor, lighting, and furniture projects. It could be painting, sewing, drilling…no matter the technique! Whatever she has on hand is inspiration to create—feeding her serious addiction to upcycling.
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