Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ashley's Towel Bar

So again, I have been wanting to replace the ugly standard towel bar in the boys bathroom ~ badly! I am decorating it in somewhat of a cowboy theme, Not a youth cowboy bathroom but it will have a cowboy feel to it. So, Whitney and I went rummaging through her left over trim in her garage and found two great pieces.


I decided to place the molding on the top and use the plank for the hooks. I crackled the plank with Antique White acrylic as the base, acrylic Crackle Medium and Traditional Burnt Umber for the top coat. I just love how the crackle turned out! I wanted the molding to have a different coordinating look so I painted it with the Antique White acrylic and then glazed it with the acrylic Antiquing Medium 819. I wasn’t completely satisfied with the glaze (it was brighter than I had anticipated) so I brushed on the Traditional Burnt Umber and rubbed it off with a t-shirt (just like the glazing). That gave it the rustic look that I wanted!
I then used Elmer’s Wood Glue to attach the two pieces and reinforced with three small nails. I screwed in 3 hooks that I found at Hobby Lobby (on sale of course) and I added two hanging brackets on the back (purchased these at Home Depot for a couple of bucks and they were super easy to attach ~ just hammer in). It was ready to hang and just like the last towel bar…the decorative towels are soon to follow ~ Hope you enjoy! I will be posting this at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thurdsay. Check it out!! http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/2009/08/welcome-once-again-to-transformation.html?








I will be sharing this at the Roadkill Rescue Party over at Infarrantly Creative...
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9 comments:

Pam @ This Humble House said...

That came out really nice! You have a one of a kind wall shelf now! Good job!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

How clever! Thanks so much for joining me today!

randee said...

very rustic & "upscale bunk-house".

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

What a great vision! I love your blog with Whitney. I'm sure you guys have a lot of fun working together and bouncing ideas off each other. Thanks for sharing!!

Joy Beadworks said...

Nice. I love how you help out the rest of us by listing the names of the products that you use. Thanks!

Lo said...

That came out great!! I need a new towel bar in my bathroom. Thanks for the great idea!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Well, that is fabulous! I wouldn't be surprised to see something like this in a Pottery Barn catalog or other such store...great job!
Janell

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments! I hope you all have a great week! ~Ashley~ shanty2chic

Marie said...

Hello Ashley - nice to meet you. I love what you did for a towel bar! The two different textured pieces of wood is fabulous. And those hooks are so cool. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here in Cali. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
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