Do you want to add a creative storage solution for your bathroom? I’ve got one and I’m so excited to share directions on how to build a bathroom towel ladder.
This post is sponsored by Bernzomatic but all thoughts, opinions and styling are my own.
For the past month, I have been working on budget-friendly DIY projects in the kids’ shared bathroom. First, I painted the cabinets and then we painted the walls and installed wallpaper to create a focal wall. I thought a towel ladder would be the perfect addition to the newly updated space. Here’s how to build a bathroom towel ladder using the Bernzomatic TS3500.
Bathroom Towel Ladder
- Bernzomatic TS3500
- Bernzomatic Propane Hand Torch Cylinder
- 2 pieces of 2×2 wood
- 1 piece of 1×2 wood
- brad nailer
- tack clean cloth
- string or twine
Measure the width of your toilet and add about 3-4 inches. Decide how tall you want the ladder to reach and cut accordingly. I cut my wood so that it was 7 feet tall and about 22 inches wide. I used the 2×2 wood as the sides so they looked and felt more substantial while using the 1×2 as the rungs. Try to purchase wood that isn’t too warped. There will naturally be some bowing.
Mark off where you want to add your rungs. I made sure there was enough space between the bottom rung and the top of the toilet. Using your brad nailer, attach the rungs to the ladder.
I brought the ladder to the bathroom a couple of times during the process to make sure it looked right.
Using the Bernzomatic TS3500, I torched all the sides to give it a beautiful rustic finish.
Sand all the edges for a smooth finish and clean it off with a tack cloth.
I took some leftover white paint and gave the ladder a slight finish on top of the wood. This created an aged look to the wood and added some nice character.
After it’s completely dried, it’s ready to go in the bathroom!
It’s the perfect addition!
I took some string and hung one of my baskets onto the ladder. This is a great way to store extra towels. Since Jules and JJ share this bathroom, I needed to think of a creative solution for extra towels. They can even hang them on the other rungs.
I’m ecstatic with how this project turned out. I have a few other budget-friendly ideas for this space and I can’t wait to share them with you!
This is so easy to build and if you are in need of a pretty storage idea, I highly encourage you build a ladder like this one. It would also make a gorgeous blanket ladder for your living room.
Thanks for reading and happy building!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14