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Sink area mini-makeover with brass towel bar under the sink

The brass towel bar came for under the kitchen sink finally came, and I am so exited to share it with you! I was finally able to do a mini-makeover. Once I changed out our hardware, I wanted to replace the towel bar I have under the sink for dish towels, but I couldn’t seem to find one that I liked. I finally found  the perfect one at Schoolhouse Electric! I get a lot of questions about having a towel bar where the faux drawer front is. I put it in after we did our kitchen in 2010, because I got so tired of trying to find a good place for my dish towels to dry, without being in the way.I know, that sounds like such a 1950’s, housewifey problem, doesn’t it? I love having it there, and many of you have asked me if I notice it when I do dishes. I actually don’t notice it at all, and it makes such a good use of a useless area. The only issue I have with it is the kids can’t seem to put the towels back(imagine that). That’s more of a laziness problem, because it works fine for me when I hang them up.

Kitchen windowsill decorating ideas

I also painted the area around our window a pretty gray color to add some contrast. I am still looking for a new light fixture,I’ll share it with you when I find the right one. I love how this little area is shaping up ( update: you can see the new light fixture here.).

Here’s a look at the sink area from last summer. This was before  the cabinets were repainted.

It still amazes me how a different shade of white paint can transform a room.

And, this brass towel bar from Schoolhouse Electric makes me so happy!

I love the idea of a towel bar under the sink mounted on the fake drawer!

I think just those simple things really changes the entire look! I wish I had painted the inside sill and the trim of the window sooner. I love how it frames the outside, almost like it’s art. I even painted the edge of the screen. It was metal, so a satin enamel paint worked perfectly.

KItchen sink with brass towel bar mounted underneath. What a great way to keep your dish towels dry!

I also love how the brass towel bar mimics the shape of the cabinet pulls.

Kitchen sink with brass towel bar underneath

It has such a great patina too!

Brass towel bar under sink to hang dish towels on to dry.

The brass towel bar has pretty matching screws too. I love the industrial rustic look it has.

Kitchen sink with gray painted window and brass towel bar under sink. What a great use of the fake drawer under the sink.

You caught me on the last picture! It was the first one I took, and I forgot to put our sponge away. See, I really do wash dishes here!

I think it was a great update for just a little effort, and  I am so happy to have it so fresh looking!

If you loved this post, you might also like this post about adding architectural transom windows to our kitchen.

How our kitchen looked after installing subway tile,

and, the difference between white subway tile.