I am not a big fan of fishing. I am however a big fan of sitting in a lawn chair at the lake, soaking up the sunshine while drinking a few hard ciders. I might even wander around the lake in search of treasures while my hubby fishes. I have been known to bring home a few pieces of driftwood from time to time. Okay, every time. So, with all of this driftwood sitting around our house, I decided I would get creative and make something with it.
A few months ago I shared our complete bathroom makeover. I chose to use many natural elements in this space and one of them was the towel hanger. One of the questions I get asked often is, how I made the driftwood pieces, so today I am sharing how to make your own towel hanger using driftwood.
I picked out a piece of driftwood that had a worn, split look on the end.
I had my hubby drill a hole into the board so we could screw in the big screws from the hardware store.
My hubby then screwed in the screws that the towels would hang on. Luckily for us, they fit perfectly.
Then the second hole was drilled.
I then went over the driftwood with some sandpaper to remove all the rough spots.
Two small picture hangers were screwed into the back so the towel hanger could easily be placed on the wall.
I went over the driftwood with some boiled linseed oil to give it a stained wood look.
Once the oil was dry, the towel hanger was ready for use.
I think the driftwood is the perfect rustic, chic accent for the room.
If you are like me and don’t like to fish with your hubby’s, go along anyway! Who knows what you might find to bring home. After all, driftwood is not only beautiful, it’s FREE!