Upcycle Vintage Spigot Handles Into a Trendy Towel Rack

Old spigot handles are repurposed to make this charming towel rack that brings function and personality to any bathroom. 

Spigot Handle Towel Rack

Spigot Handle Towel Rack

Antique spigot handles are repurposed to make this charming towel rack that will bring function and personality to any bathroom.

Photo by: Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors

Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors

Materials Needed

  • 1x4 pine board cut to desired length (ours was cut to 42”)
  • desired paint or stain
  • 2” angled-sash paintbrush
  • 120-grit sandpaper
  • 5) 2” self-boring wood screws and matching driver bit
  • 10) 1/4” washers
  • 5) 1/4’ x 3/8” x 3/4” steel spacers
  • 5 old spigot handles
  • drill
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • hardware for hanging towel rack

Paint Board

Paint or stain board in desired finish (Image 1). Lightly sand, if necessary, to smooth out finish (Image 2).

Determine Hook Placement

Find center point of board with a measuring tape and mark with pencil. Evenly space out remaining 4 hooks, making sure marks are evenly spaced from top to bottom as well. Tip: On a 42” board, the hooks were placed every 7 inches.

Step 2: Determine Hook Placement

Step 2: Determine Hook Placement

Find center point of board with a measuring tape and mark with pencil. Evenly space out remaining four hooks, making sure marks are evenly spaced from top to bottom as well. On a 42” board, the hooks were placed every 7”.

Photo by: Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors

Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors

Create Spigot Hooks

To create hooks out of the spigot handles, assemble in the following order – place washer on top of steel spacer and set spigot handle on top of that. Thread screw through a second washer and insert through spigot handle, first washer and steel spacer (Image 1). Place screw tip on pencil mark and drive self-boring screw in with a drill (Image 2). Repeat with four other spigot handles.

Hang on Wall

Hang completed towel rack on wall by nailing or screwing through board into studs or by installing D-rings on back of board. 

Spigot Handle Towel Rack

Spigot Handle Towel Rack

Antique spigot handles are repurposed to make this charming towel rack that will bring function and personality to any bathroom.

Photo by: Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors

Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors

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