Yesterday, I went to this little town called Valant in Western Pennsylvania. It has several prim shops, an historic Mill that no longer operates, a nice restaurant and a Cidery and Winery with 6 hard ciders on tap!
This huge water wheel is in the center of the town.
One shop is built around the old workings of a grain mill as shown in the next few photos.
While visiting the shops, I saw a primitive towel holder with a wire to hang your towel. This is my version of that primitive towel holder. I used one of my kitchen cutting boards as a template and I traced a pattern on to a 1″ x 8″ pine board. Using my jig saw, I cut around the traced pattern. My board measures 17″ long. Sorry, forgot to get that photo, but this is the top of the board. You can cut any shape you want, I just chose this one.
I spray painted it black with the cheap, flat, spray paint from Walmart.
I drilled two small holes on each side to insert some rusty wire to hold the towel.
Then I dry brushed on Americana Honey Brown paint. (my board was rough so that’s why it came out looking this way.) Dry brushing is just putting a little bit of paint on your brush and painting the board, but not totally covering the black paint underneath.
Cut a piece of wire long enough to go across the board, plus 2″ and enough to twist on the back.
I would guess 12-14″ long, you can always cut it shorter once you get it put through the wood.
The wire needs to sag a little otherwise you won’t be able to put the towel over it.
Drill a hole in the top to hang.
I sealed it with Mod Podge matte spray since this is in my bathroom.
My finished prim towel holder!
If you click on any of the pictures it will enlarge them.
Pretty simple if you are just a little handy with a jig saw!
Another option is to take a piece of homespun material 6″ wide by 6″ long, right sides together, sew a seam around leaving an opening to turn. Turn right side out, then top stitch around the piece, making sure the opening is turned under and sewn closed. Make a button hole and sew on a button. Place it on the wire…
and hang your towel through the loop.