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Repurposed Cabinet Door Towel Holder

I am the girl who has a million projects going all the time and while they don’t always get finished when they are mine- I can show the little things that do get done along the way!! I was forced to redo my guest bath a while back when I couldn’t make the splashes of Old Spice go away… long story and I love my father in law but every time they stay he doesn’t leave us for a long time after.  Splashes of the Old Spice permeate for a long while after.  You see I used flat paint in my guest bath- a huge mistake but I loved the color from my old house in the dining room and after an episode of Nate Berkus I decided that dark color in a small space was a FABULOUS idea and I happened to have a quart of just the right color!! Knowing it was flat I thought twice but thought “it’s just the guest bath no shower or anything so it’ll be okay…” and it was until…  So in my quest to lighten and brighten I picked Restoration Hardware’s Graphite Paint Color The color on the swatch is a lot darker than it paints out.  I have used it before and had a sample.  Love it!!

Restoration Hardware Graphite

So my guest bath went from this- {look closely you’ll see the loveliness. For a few years now I apologize for that on the wall… why?? because that is me… now it’s gone and fixed…}


So, while redoing things, I decided that I was going to trade out that old ugly fake brass looking towel holder something different!!

But I didn’t want a new shiny typical towel holder… that is boring!! I am not boring- I think??

(The bathroom has no natural light so capturing the color with a camera was so hard!! Lighter colors are so hard to capture without a little natural to help them shine!!)


It was pretty simple.  I repurposed and painted an old cabinet door from ReStore {$5}.


Painted it out in LeCraie’s Magnolia, then Franciscan grey with a wash of Silver Mink over the top.  Distressing the edges to show the wood below.  I attached 2 iron holders {from Hobby Lobby at 1/2 price they both cost $5.99} to the front and hung old door horizontally rather than in it’s traditional vertical.


I almost used ribbon to hang, but I didn’t have what I wanted and haven’t found it to date so it’s just by the hinges and nails.  It’s perfectly neutral so I can mix up my towels for all the seasons!! Pretty Simple but I love it!!


If you don’t know what ReStore is you need to find one!! I love going to ours.  It’s a Habitat for Humanity Store where all the proceeds go to help them build and do what they do!! They take donations too- so rethink the next time you are ready to buy used or donate your used household furnishings. 

I’ll be back tomorrow with a little giveaway!! And another installment on my precious Mia as we lead up to World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st.  So see you again tomorrow!!




  1. Thanks for linking up your creativity to Project Inspired! I love how you transformed this door into a towel holder! Pretty color!

  2. I love that! The knobs you used are really great. I’m a huge fan of repurposed cabinet doors! Thanks so much for linking up at Project Inspire{d}.


  1. […] See how a lovely shade of LeCraie paint and some Hobby Lobby iron knobs turns this door into a gorgeous towel holder at Vintage Charm Restored […]

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