We’ve recently completed a major renovation of our home and now we’re slowly decorating as we go along. We’re adding all those little bits that turn a house in to a home. One of the things I’ve needed desperately for a while is a towel rail in our small en-suite bathroom.
Having a black and white bathroom, I wanted to soften it with a bit of copper. I couldn’t find a small enough towel rail in copper so I was reconsidering when I spotted the Ikea Hjalmaren towel rail and knew with a bit of a hack, it could be exactly what I wanted. And besides, who doesn’t love a good Ikea hack?
I especially liked the Ikea Hjalmaren towel rail because you can easily hang two towels without having two separate rails. For our small bathroom, that was exactly what we needed. Also, as one part of the rail is further out than the other, the towels don’t touch so don’t end up wetting each other. While I am all about adding style touches to my home, I always try and go for style that is practical too.
This Ikea towel rail hack is a simple DIY so I wasn’t sure I should share it but I decided to as it’s an easy and very inexpensive way to get yourself a minimal copper towel rail. And most of all, it’s so perfect for a small bathroom.
I’ve used the Ikea Hjalmaren towel rail that comes in black however I removed the white panel at the back and just kept the metal rails. You’ll know what I mean once you take a look at it. I sprayed the rail with copper spray paint, flipped it around and screwed it to the wall.
*Note: I tried a few copper spray paints and finally settled on this one as the colour wasn’t orangey copper. Its kind of a cross between a dark rose gold and a light copper which is far nicer than orange copper. If you want the same, US readers can find it here and UK readers here.
Do you love a bit of copper too? If you do, why not give this easy Ikea towel rail hack a go!