Five Panel Door turned Towel Rack
Antique DoorI've mentioned a few different times (or, on SEVERAL different occasions if you happen to know me) I love doors especially old doors. Ever since I found an old door in the alleyway behind my home my passion has grown and grown. A few weeks ago, I was on the hunt for (buried) treasure and I found this:
An old five panel door with several layers of peeling paint on it.
I was especially intrigued by the door because it was smaller than most. The width is just under two feet. I figured it was probably used for a bathroom or closet at some point. This got me thinking!! For a long time I have wanted something unique for my daughters bathroom for towels, robes, etc... My daughter's room used to be our guest bedroom and will still occasional function in this capacity. I wanted our guest to be treated to something unexpected.
~This is what I came up with ~
~ Pearls Bathroom Towel Rack ~
After sanding and scraping and sanding and sanding and sanding, I painted the door off white. I hung the door on the wall behind Pearl's actual bathroom door (the brown door with blue dress). To hang the door, I placed a cinder block on the floor (to hold the door up-it's really heavy) and then I mounted the door to the wall by drilling large screws through the door into the wall studs.
Go me! I was channeling my inner Rosie the Riveter.
Imagine my delight when I went to move the door from the warehouse into my truck and I found two vintage towel bars on the other side of the door. It was meant to be (eventually, I removed the towel bars and spray painted them pink).
~ Pretty Towel Bars ~
I didn't cover up the holes where the doorknob used to be. I think it makes it more interesting. You definitely know this thing on the wall used to be a door and I may add a doorknob in the future.
This perch on top of the door is the perfect spot for the bird my book club best friend T-Bell made for
me my daughter (T-Bell is coocoo for making birds right now).
Pearl doesn't use this bathroom yet (she is the baby of three and bathes with her brothers, poor girl) I've hung some pretty blankets on the door. If you are over for a visit and need to pee walk right by the powder room and head up to Pearls bathroom. It is lovely and definitely the cleanest bathroom in the coocoo home.
Would you have bought this door if you saw it for sale at an old warehouse?
Do you have an upcycle at your house that you just love?
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