Ikea Hack- A Towel Rail Repurposed for Hanging Kitchen Utensils

Hello and happy Monday! It’s a snow day here in coastal Vancouver, so it’s a very happy Monday for a lot of kids!

A few months ago, we bought a towel rail at Ikea – one that could hold two towels.

But when we got it home, we realized that we actually didn’t have anywhere practical to hang it, even though we thought we did. Talk about bad planning! So it kicked around our bedroom for about 3 months until yesterday when I stubbed my toe on it for about the 25th time! That’s when I had the brilliant idea to relegate it to the kitchen and use it to hang some of our utensils. I have a really tiny kitchen and space is always a problem. We already had a few things hanging on nails on this wall

kitchen-wall-before

Looks awful, doesn’t it?

I had to get Hubby involved in this project as I am not very good with a drill (although I’m learning).

Of course, the first step was to take everything off the wall and give it a good clean and then fill in all the holes from the nails

step2-filler

Then, Hubby measured everything out and made sure the base that the rail was going to be attached to, was level. Then he marked off where the screws were to go, drilled holes and inserted little lugs into them – you can buy a kit at the hardware store, complete with drill bit!

Next, he screwed the base into the wall one side at a time and attached the railing to the base, and finally the hooks!

And here it is – the finished product!

finished2finished

MUCH better than this

kitchen-wall-before

Talk to you soon!

jane

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