For this budget DIY I transformed an old leather belt (or piece of scrap leather) and a cheap wooden towel ring from the home improvement store into a unique and stylish hand towel ring.
My daughter has been begging me to paint her bedroom black but since I pretty much just got done with her room, I wasn’t going to paint it again, because for now it is pretty as is. (click HERE to see her bedroom) but I agreed to paint her bathroom black and this hand towel ring holder was made for that bathroom. You can also check out how I updated her plain beige checkerboard tiles with a simple vinyl sticker DIY by clicking HERE.
How to make a unique hand towel ring
I have mentioned many times how much I despised all the builder standard bathroom fixtures in our home and I started to replace them all. (click HERE, HERE and HERE to see)
And over the weekend I came up with this DIY hand towel ring that I love. My son and daughter share this bathroom and it now has the perfect mix of boy and girl.
List of what you’ll need:
- wooden towel ring (I used this cheap wooden towel ring from Lowes which is only $6.98!!!)
- Rub’n Buff in antique gold (HERE)
- clear sealer spray (HERE)
- clamp (HERE)
- old belt (check a local thrift store) or piece of leather scrap from the craft store
- brass screw and anchor (THIS anchor is my favorite to use)
- Gorilla Glue (HERE)
How to put the hand towel ring together:
I started by taking the mounting part of the wooden towel holder off with the saw(see the wooden towel ring in the below photo). Easy and fast! That left me with a wooden ring that was open on one side which you can see in the below photo.
I then sanded it lightly, applied the Rub ‘n Buff® with my fingers. It’s super easy to apply! Just like putting on lotion with a finger. Then let it dry. When it’s completely dry, take a cloth and buff the gold with it by wiping back and fourth.
After that it was time to seal the gold with some clear sealer to make sure my towels stayed clean and the gold didn’t get tarnished. Shake the can well and lightly spray the ring on a protected surface. Let it dry again.
I then cut off a part of an old belt, wrapped it around the open part of the wooden ring, applied glue and clamped it.
The next day when it was dry, I hung it on the wall with the brass screw and anchor. That’s it. So easy and fast and it looks great I think.
I also came up with a black version of the Ikea toilet paper holder that I talked about HERE. It’s perfect!
That’s it for today. My dad is in town and I’m not sure how much and how often I will blog. He hasn’t been here in 3 years and I want to enjoy my time with him. But on Wednesday I’m sharing some more bathroom photos (update: click HERE to see more and read about paint colors).
Here are more of my bathroom posts: