This DIY Shutter Towel Rack is an easy project to complete in a few hours. We used two garage sale find house plastic shutters and added some garden hooks and created some nice wall storage for our bathroom towels.
This DIY Shutter Towel Rack is in our upstairs bathroom, which is primarily used as a guest bathroom. We wanted a decorative but functional way to display and store bathroom towels, especially since the bathroom lacks some storage space.
I decided I would make a piece that could be displayed as a wall hanging, but it would also double as a towel rack for our guests. The result was functional and easy to build DIY Shutter towel rack that also looks wonderful!
Step 1: Materials to Build the DIY Shutter Towel Rack
To build the DIY Shutter Towel Rack you will need these materials:
- Two plastic house shutters
- Spray paint
- 8 big gardening hooks
- Screw driver
- 2 pieces of 1X2
- Nuts and bolts
Step 2: Paint the Shutters
Spray paint the shutters (I found two old plastic ones at a garage sale) before you do anything, this will get all of the surfaces covered so there is no white showing through on your finished product. I used Rust-Oleum® Universal Paint and Primer in One in a Hammered Brown. I find that you may pay a little more for it, but it has a texture to it and it also sticks to any surface
Step 3: Attach the two shutters
Take the two painted shutters after they are dry and flip them over so the front is laying on your work surface. Lay a 1x2 along the inside edge of each shutter. Clip the two shutters with a clamp and drill four holes through the wood and the shutters and fasten them together with the nuts and bolts. This will ensure the two shutters will stay connected as one unit.