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Perfect for a cottage bathroom!
When we renovated the master bathroom in our 1890 home to have a classic cottage style, we decided to make our own towel rack. It's one of the most useful DIY projects we've ever done because it's adorable and we use it every day!

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  • Step 1

    Cut two straight boards the length that you want, and cut the dowel into pieces the length you want your pegs.

  • How to make a shelf. Diy Bathroom Towel Pegs And Shelf - Step 2
    Step 2

    Decided how many pegs you want and how far apart, measure well, and then drill a hole in each spot. Using a spade drill bit, create a hole in your piece of wood the width of your dowel. Drill a hole in each dowel peg and screw them into the board from the back.

  • How to make a shelf. Diy Bathroom Towel Pegs And Shelf - Step 3
    Step 3

    Screw the top shelf to the back piece, from the top down.

  • How to make a shelf. Diy Bathroom Towel Pegs And Shelf - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sand the whole thing with a fine grit sandpaper block, especially the edges which you'll want to round a little to make the wood look aged.

  • Step 5

    Paint everything your desired color using a dry brush with just a little bit of paint to give the piece a weathered appearance.

  • Step 6

    When the paint is dry, sand the edges again lightly to allow some of the bare wood to peek through.

  • How to make a shelf. Diy Bathroom Towel Pegs And Shelf - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach the shelf to the bathroom wall with anchors and screws. If you'd like, use a drill to countersink the screws so they sit flush with the front of the board, and put a dab of paint on the screws to make them almost disappear.

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