Perhaps like many of you my guest bathroom also doubles as my 12 year old son’s bathroom. It’s a situation that strikes fear in the hearts of mothers everywhere. One of the reasons why is that a large percentage of boys are physically unable to hang their bathroom towels up on a towel bar, my son included.
Keep reading to see the super solution.
I had come across three cute aqua ceramic and metal hooks on clearance at Anthro ($2.99 each). I have also seen them at Hobby Lobby in off white. (I apologize for the dark images. This bathroom has no window.)
I selected a piece of lumber from our scrap pile. It measured 17 1/2” by 4 1/2”. I didn’t bother to sand it and gave it two coats of Martha Stewart’s “Glass Bottom Boat” which is also the same color used on the bathroom ceiling. The hooks were easily attached to the board with a pair of screws.
The screws on either end of the board are a bit longer and are also screwed onto the wall into a stud. When you are the mother of a boy, things need to be secure.
At any given time there are only two towels that need to be hung up. A few months ago I spied this fish napkin ring at Kirkland’s and thought it would be perfect to hang on the remaining hook.
Above the towel hooks is a shadowbox I found at Homegoods.
I placed some favorite seaside themed photos in a sepia tone inside and hot glued on a few seashells we have gathered over the years.
The project cost under $10 and I am happy to report that I never find his towels (Target) on the floor anymore. However, the seat being left up is an entirely other matter.
The best part is that we can easily take this latest project with us when we move.
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