Do you have a guest room or a kids room or bath where towel management is needed? If you are a mom, then I know you are well-versed in how kids hang up their wet towels – they don’t. They usually end up on the floor. I have a guest room, but not a guest bath, so when guests come they share the bathroom that my daughters use.
The only problem with so many people using one bathroom is what to do with all the wet towels? There are never enough hooks to allow them all to dry. With the help of some handy Command™ Brand Damage-Free double hooks, I think I have come up with a solution to the problem.
I created a place for my guests to hang their towels in the guest room not the bathroom using Command™ Brand Damage-Free Hanging Double Hooks. They come in 3 colors, I chose the slate to go with the black accents I have in my guest room.
If you have used any of the Command™ Brand products, then you know how easy they are to use and remove. The best part they leave no holes or damage, so after your guests leave – you could easily remove them if you wanted. You can make them as permanent or temporary as you like.
guest room wall before:
I dubbed this corner, Guest Grand Central. I stocked the tray stand with water, energy bars, area maps, extra towels, magazines, and some chocolate in the form of Hershey Kisses – everything a guest would need.
…plus it looks nice and organized and allows the towels a place to fully dry that is out of the way. No more looking for a hook or worse, have the guest place a wet towel over a piece of furniture to dry. Yes, this has happened to me on more than one occasion. Wet towels placed on wood furniture to dry – get stuck. When you find a dried towel, it is too late, it needs to be peeled off, leaving a terrycloth imprint and towel fibers on the wood surface. Which then means furniture refinishing time!
- Wood letters (to spell out the word “TOWELS”)
- Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
- Command™ Brand Double Hooks in Slate
- Command™ Brand Medium Picture Hanging Strips
Note: Follow all Command™ Brand package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesive strip placement and recommended weight claims; for example one Command™ Brand Double Hook holds a maximum weight of 3 pounds.
1. Clean the back of each letter and the wall area with isopropyl rubbing alcohol, and let dry.
2. For each letter, you will need one set of Command™ Brand Medium Picture Hanging Strips. To make a set, simply attach two strips together until they snap. (Note: 1 set of medium strips will hold 3 lbs.)
3. Remove one green liner from one of the Command™ Brand Picture Hanging Strips, and attach it to the back of the wood letter. Remove the other green liner, and press the letter into place on the wall firmly for 30 seconds. Repeat this process for each of the remaining wood letters.
4. Remove the letters from the wall by slowly pulling the bottom of each one straight towards you. Press the strips for 30 seconds on the wall and on the letters to allow for proper adhesion. Wait one hour to re-mount the letters, pressing the fasteners together until they click.
5. To create the towel rack, you will need six Command™ Brand Double Hooks, spaced evenly along the molding in the corner of the room.
6. Remove the red liner of the adhesive strip and press to the hook firmly for 30 seconds. Then, remove the black liner from the adhesive strip and press the hook to the wall for 30 seconds. For maximum holding strength, slide the hook up and off the wall, and press the base to the wall for 30 seconds.
7. Repeat this process for each of the five remaining hooks. Slide the hooks off their bases and wait one hour before adding the hook back to the wall and hanging colorful towels for your guests.
For more guest room decorating ideas, add additional items to the area for your guests, such as sparkling water, local maps and restaurant guides.
If you would like to learn more about Command™ Brand products and see more ideas on how you can use Command Picture Hanging Strips and Damage-Free products in your home you can visit their web site – Command.com. Follow them on Twitter @CommandBrand, Facebook, and Pinterest.
I am working with Command Brand from 3M to share projects I created in my home. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.