You see, this is where the towels were SUPPOSED to be hung. See no towels…I could argue that it was too high, which is true for half of my kids. But what about the other three? My conclusion, towel racks are pointless (in my house anyway) and we needed some hooks. Desperately.
So, I went shopping in my stash of random cool objects I buy for $2 at the Restore…and these curtain tie backs are what I found. I have had them for over a year at least, they have been patiently waiting for me. And yes, it was $2 for all 5 tie backs, Sa-weet!
Since I love reclaimed wood I grabbed one of these really wide fence boards I got last year at our city spring clean up. I started to see how these curtain tie backs would work for hooks and I was impressed at how perfect they were!
I decided to cut off the end and use the jagged edge pieces to make shelf supports. I used the two triangle end pieces and cut one from the middle.
Using another smaller reclaimed fence piece I glued and nailed it on the top of my wide board (top left). Then I glued and nailed on my end triangle pieces for the shelf supports.
I love the weathered ends, pure and rustic. Fun side story- The top piece of old fence wood is actually from my Old fence wood framed mirror, it got broken when “someone” knocked it off the wall. The wood broke in a few places so I have since been re-repurposing it! Oh, I better sand off that word, not sure why it is there…
Next, I took my curtain tie backs and gave them a good coat of spray paint. I used Rustoleum’s Heirloom white. Ever spray painted in the dark? Probably not the best idea. 🙂
I wanted something fun and bathroom related on the shelf board…it is always hard for me to decide this type of stuff. So I finally just went with a well used: wash, brush, floss, flush. Good words to live by in a bathroom, maybe the words will actually sink into my kids brains if they see them several times a day?
I cut them out of contact paper on my Cricut and stenciled them on in white.
Using a Martha Stewart Stencil I added a little flourish on each end. I used the very end of the same design to separate the words as well.