I am so excited to finally have this customized towel rack finished! This towel rack has been brewing in my head for several months…long before we had repainted and done some updates to our Master Bathroom.
The previous owners of our home had updated this Master Bedroom from its original 1980’s state. They covered almost every wall space in this space with white tile (that has a slight gray undertone to it). It is not my first choice but hey…at least it wasn’t pink or some other outdated color right?!
We do not have the time, funds or desire to pull all that tile down and fix it up so we are trying to do our best to work with what we have. And…in all honesty…there really is nothing wrong with it…and with my new towel rack, I actually don’t mind all the white tile.
The towel rack was drilled right through the tile and was an ugly combo of gold and silver…which I was not a huge fan of. I wanted to be able to add some color to the walls too. So we drew up a design and planned out something that would fit perfectly in our space.
I was asked to participate in Lowe’s Creative Ideas challenge for the month of February and the challenge was bathrooms. I was excited to be able to finally be able to get this project started…AND FINISHED!! And since I practically do most of my home improvement shopping at Lowe’s anyways…it was perfect.
We spent some time browsing the aisles of molding at Lowes and decided to go with a more simple design to fit the overall look of our existing bathroom vanity. I happened to already have an old cabinet door that I had picked up from Habitat Restore back in the summer with two of my friends Becca and Char. I used this for the main cabinet in the base of the rack.
We also made it so that the cabinet door actually swings open. And I have a fun little surprise inside that I can’t wait to share with you in a later post.
I am thinking of adding a little bit of a subtle gray pattern to the inside of of the towel rack (the flat area where the towels hang) to give it a little more personality and color but still have not quite decided about that. For now I will leave it white while I think about that.
We did not have a lot of room in that spot since the vanity was there and we still needed to be able to allow for two people to stand there and get ready in the mornings. So we made the towel rack tall and skinny to fit our available space and to still be able to provide some functionality.
I will be sharing with you soon a tutorial so that if you are interested in building something similar in your home you will be able too. I am really happy with how it turned out…but am most excited about the little secret it is hiding inside…!! (Good things come to those who wait).
Thanks to Lowe’s for helping us get motivated to get this project done! You can find Lowe’s Creative Ideas on FB for more great ideas. They also have a Lowe’s Creative Ideas blog…and you might recognize one or more faces there now…
Be sure to come back and I will share with you exactly what was used and how we built it. Want to know how we updated other areas of this bathroom?
*Disclosure—Lowes provided me with a gift card to purchase supplies for this towel rack.
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