Hookin’ Up Some Hooks

After completing a little medicine cabinet spruce-up, I felt it was time to move on to a more practical, not just pretty, project for my bathroom. What’s more practical than a towel hooks for the bathroom? Okay, a place to bath and a toilet are probably more practical than a towel hook, but you know what I mean, right?

I started with five coat hooks for a dollar-fifty from Lowes, a scrap piece of wood (leftover from the headboard project) and another free paint sample, courtesy of a Lowes coupon found in a magazine. The hooks aren’t the original ones I had my eyes set on, but these ones are more wallet-friendly. Speaking of wallet-friendly, this project cost me less than $10 since I already had everything but the hooks on hand. Cheers to cheap projects!
I went back and forth between painting or staining the wood but in the end decided to paint it a crisp white after sanding and priming. The color is Du Jour by Valspar.
After two coats of paint and letting it dry overnight, I found the lateral and horizontal center of the board, placed one hook, then lined the rest up evenly.
7 hooks
I pre-drilled one hole, to prevent the wood from splitting, attached the hook with one screw, then pre-drilled the other hole. Easy peasy.
It’s not perfect or anything super special, but it works. Once it’s hung it will go well with the oil-rubbed bronze soap pump and cabinet knob.
Oh, and remember that pile of wood I bought for $8?
Well, one piece from the pile will be my future bathroom shelves. I somehow convinced my dear husband to cut it for me, so now the three pieces of wood are just waiting to be sanded, maybe stained, and sealed before being installed.
I’ll go further into details on that when the time comes but for now tell me, what projects have you been working on? Are you keeping up with Apartment Therapy’s Style Cure? Let’s chat!

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