How to hide an ugly heater in a bathroom

Ladder | DIY | Easy | $100 Room Challenge | Heater | Bathroom | Home Decor | Towels

This was the final result of one of the projects I made back in March during the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin at Lemons Lavander & Laundry.  I didn’t have time to post it since then. Yep, a busy life you say! So here’s how I made this ladder to hide the ugly heater!
My bathroom has a heater that I can turn on or off. I mean it doesn’t go on unless I turn it on. Practical, but ugly.  And my previous towel rack was just not doing the trick.

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What you need

  • 1″ x 3″ x 8′ wood plank (2 times)
  • 2 round dowel 7/8″ x 48″
You can see the complete detail of the cost of the project in Week 5 of the $100 Room Challenge

How to do it

I started by doing a little sketch of what I was looking for. Graph paper was the best thing to get a proportional drawing of what I wanted to do.
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Then I measured where I wanted the dowel to be. At that time, I didn’t realize I was going to stain in black!!! So, note to yourself, stain and then measure!!
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I stained the 1″ x 3″ in a black water based wood stain from Saman and used a color that was similar to all the other wood in my bathroom for the dowels.
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Once everything was dry, it was time to assemble. I (meaning my nice husband!) fixed the dowels with the sides only using nails and hammer. I know it would have been a lot faster and more effective to use a nail gun, but it was in the shed and the shed door was buried behind a lot of snow and ice!!!
Ladder | DIY | Easy | $100 Room Challenge | Heater | Bathroom | Home Decor | Towels

 

Ladder | DIY | Easy | $100 Room Challenge | Heater | Bathroom | Home Decor | Towels
So in the end, I have a nice ladder for the towels in my bathroom and you cannot see the ugly heater anymore!
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If you’d like to catch up on all the projects I did during the last $100 Room Challenge, just follow these links :
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

And don’t forget to Pin it for later!

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