Golf Club Towel Bar DIY for less than $10
It’s no secret, my husband is a huge golfer and he is also my son’s hero. Our toddler is as obsessed with golf as his Daddy is. I’ll admit, I’m not really into golf as decor but I guess if I’m going to incorporate a sport, it’s one of the prettier ones? I say all of this because our new home, that we absolutely adore, is very ‘me’. I think I’ve mentioned that about 500 times at this point. I want my boys to enjoy our house, too and while I selfishly want every space to be exploding with chinoiserie style, I live with 2 boys.
Most of our living space is downstairs and there are three bathrooms on the main level. Two are powder rooms. So… I have my pretty little powder room by the formal living room and foyer. And the other powder room is by the back entryway/mudroom + bonus room. We live by a golf course so on most pretty days, my husband and his friends pop in and out for beer and bathroom breaks or just to hang out after a day of golf. So the back powder room is ‘for the boys’ and the pretty powder room is the girly one (I’ll do a post of that room when I’m done designing!). I have used this area to showcase my husband’s tasteful golf prints and decor and I actually love the way it is turning out. My goal is to create a space that incorporates my boys’ interests without being super cheesy that is still tasteful and mature.
When we started painting the bathroom the gray color, I decided I didn’t want to hang the outdated towel rack back up since it was just a powder room – no need for big bulky towels for a bathroom without a tub or shower.
Then it hit me… why don’t I use a golf club to hang hand towels? Oh my goodness, I was so excited. B wouldn’t let me use his old clubs because he wants to have them cut down for our little dude. So, I ran to our local habitat store that I knew just happened to have a barrel full of $2 golf clubs. I wanted a light one so it would be supported easily by wall anchors and hooks.
Things you need:
- Hooks – we used similar to these – make sure your club shaft fits in the hook opening
- Golf Club – the lighter, the better (try your habitat store, yard sales, etc). Side note: make sure to clean the golf club… I scrubbed mine down with a clean rag and 409 then used my antique polish to really shine it up once it was clean.
Mounting with Anchors
If there’s no stud, you’ll need to drill and insert wall anchors. Drywall repair isn’t fun! You’ll probably need to mount at least one hook using wall anchors. At the mounting hole spots, drill holes sized for the wall anchors you’re using. I know anchors seem like they’re annoying, but so is having to fix the drywall after it falls if you don’t hang it correctly. Follow the instructions and insert the anchors into the holes.
ps: to keep your club straight, you can use a level or a strip of painters tape to make sure the holes are all the same height/your club will be straight
Insert Hooks + Hang Club
Once you have your anchors inserted, insert the hooks into the anchors. With the hooks installed correctly (and level!) in each anchor, simply place the club onto the hooks. We used 3 anchored hooks to hang this. One on each end and one in the center. It literally just sits on the hooks and it works perfectly for what we needed.
Decor + Accessories
Add cute hand towels or even some golf hand towels if you can find them! I added a cute apothecary jar full of old golf balls as decor. I considered adding a golf ball shaped soap dispenser but I couldn’t go that far… perhaps when our little one starts asking for a golf bathroom upstairs.
(When I took this picture, we were decorated for Christmas so there’s a huge silver ornament resting by the golf ball jar)
Here are some cute ideas I love that would be a great addition to a golf inspired space:
Etsy always has such creative people with awesome products! I love this print.
And this is soap. Obsessed – may have to use this as stocking stuffers for my guys!
I love this planter. I actually have an enormous one that I gifted to B for Father’s Day & it has gorgeous plants in it on our back terrace. I would love this with a cute orchid or a succulent for the powder room or holiday candy or mints for a festive display.
These cabinet pulls are absolutely adorable! When it’s time to update our little dude’s bathroom, I may have to add these. So cute!
Anyway, I wanted to share how I created the cute DIY Towel Bar for literally about $5. If you have questions, I’m happy to help and would love to see your inspired spaces that incorporate some of your husband’s interests, too!