Sunday, February 14, 2010

Towel Rack

I got tired of seeing all of my childrens wet towels on the ground, so I decided to try and make something to fix it. I got an old piece of wood from the hubby's junk pile and got to work. After painting the wood white with regular old acrylic paint and after my darling daughter picked out this lovely paper, I modge podged it onto the wood and put another layer of modge podge on top. I let it dry and then sanded down the edges and applied a coat of stain. After that dried, I attached the hooks with my (er, my husbands, but what's his is mine and all that, right?) drill and then used a hammer to attach a picture hook to the back. I made the mistake of putting it right in the middle of the board, which meant it would lean to the right or left if you only put one towel on the rack. Luckily, after reading several of my trusty craft blogs, I used a piece of velcro to secure the corners and now it doesn't move at all and all of my towels are off the floor! Yeah!



Beyond The Picket Fence

13 comments:

  1. i like the colors you used - we can ALWAYS use extra hooks around the house, can't we? Now the trick is to get them to USE the hooks!

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  2. Your darling daughter picked darling paper--love this. I too have discovered that kids can handle hooks for towels. Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Just stumbled across this blog and the word "Minnesota" caught my eye. Yup, I'm in the great MN too! Now...I've been toying with this same idea for a few weeks because my husband and son don't fold the towels the way I like 'em to be folded plus the bar is waaaay loose and about ready to come crashing off of the wall. I was just going to paint the board but, DUH, your mod podge idea is even better! Thanks for the inspiration and stay warm.

    ~Tris

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  4. I linked to you from a link you left on someone else's blog (wish I could remember which blog), and I'm so glad I found this post!! I took down a horribly outdated beg board that the previous tenants left in our laundry room, and I've been hankering to make something new to hang in its place for a couple months. THIS IS IT! My paint is drying as I type, and I can't wait to mod podge the paper on and add the hooks! Thank you so much for posting this super cute idea!

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  5. Love this. Gonna do it for coat racks for my little girls' rooms! I featured you in my Friday Favorites. Stop by and get an "I was featured" button if you like. ~Lanie J.

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  6. I love using scrapbooking papers for projects that have nothing to do with scrapbooking. Your towel rack turned out great! Thanks for linking up to my party.

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  7. I've had a similar project in mind for our house, as we have similar towel problems. But I was just going to paint them...never thought of the mod-podge. What a great way to make it more interesting and personal, especially for the kids.

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  8. That's a great solution and so pretty too!

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  9. What's nice about it is that the color you've used is nice. Great.

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  10. This turned out great - I LOVE those papers!

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  11. What a great idea ! This turned out great ! I'll have to try this in my bathroom.

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  12. This was posted awhile ago but I just saw this on my pinterest! I am totally doing this idea this weekend! Except I am using it as a coat/purse rack by my front door!

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