Interior designers often say that hardware is the jewelry of the bathroom. However, that doesn't mean that every single fixture has to cost a fortune. I say invest in the best faucets and showerheads you can afford, and have fun with the rest. None of the towel hooks you see here cost more than a few dollars, but for the eight talented bloggers who created them, the results are priceless. Read on for their inspiring stories:
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Elegant silver and gold
Design blogger Jenna had her eye on a similar deer head hook at an upscale boutique when she spied this one on sale at a discount home store. She attached her prize to an inexpensive wooden plaque that she spray painted gold. The whole project cost about five dollars, but I think it's worth its weight in gold (and silver). Jenna offers complete instructions here.
02 of 08
Floor-to-ceiling hanging wall
Canadian blogger Donna says that "curbside diving and thrifting are my shopping mall." So when her small master bathroom was in need of extra towel storage, she found the solution in her pile of salvaged treasures. In a single afternoon, Donna created this stunning (and inexpensive) board-and batten wall treatment, which includes plenty of hooks hung on angled cross boards—including a few at just the right height for her young son. You'll find tips on how she did it here.
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KariAnne writes about life in an old country house on her blog, Thistlewood Farms. She's also a genius at giving old objects new life. I love the quaint look of these towel hooks, which were repurposed from a croquet set that KariAnne picked up at a yard sale. She paired them with old locker baskets and a display of old trophies, lobster buoys and vintage signs for a charming, one-of-a-kind look. See how she did it here.
04 of 08
Recycled shipping pallet
Kelley Wilson's Miss Information blog is filled with "a little bit of paint, a little bit of food and a whole lotta wine." Okay, maybe she doesn't share the wine, but she does give us the scoop on how she put together this industrial-style towel rack and storage baskets for her kids' bathroom.
Says Kelley: "Now if the towels will just land on these hooks instead of the bedroom and bathroom floor, all will be well in my land."Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Vintage chafing dishes
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