Monday, April 12, 2010

Relax, Soak, Enjoy

We needed a place to hang towels by the hot tub.  I saw a palette on the side of my house and decided it would be perfect.  I used the jigsaw to saw off what I needed.  I then painted the words--I freehand these mostly because I don't want to take the time to do anything else.  When you are painting letters and numbers it is much easier if the paintbrush is always going in a downward motion--a little different from writing.
I loved the patina from the wax on the spool top so I used it again.  I added some hooks where the wood supports were and screwed the whole thing into the side of the house.  The entire project took maybe a half hour.
Find more ideas here:
DIY Day at Kimba's
All Thingz Related
Reinvented
My House of Giggles
Oh--and here is a picture of my teenager on his very last run of the season--the ski hill posted it as their photo of the day.

23 comments:

  1. This looks great. I've been brainstorming an idea for pool towels and I really like this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. that is adorable! i love that you just found something laying around and made it into something so cute AND useful. LOVE it! thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

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  3. I adore this! It's fabulous! I would definitely enjoy something like this :) Thanks for sharing @ our ANYTHING RELATED party!
    ~Rebekah

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  4. I love your new towel rack/hook thingy! It looks great!
    you did a fabulous job painting your words... I'm so green with envy! :(

    hope you have a great week!
    gail

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  5. Perfect. I love it. I only wish I needed a place to hang my towels when I got out of the hot tub, I think I will start with just getting the hot tub. :-)

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  6. How clever..Hot tub, Montana...Sounds great!

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  7. LOVE it! I was just thinking we need something like this for when the above ground pool goes up in another month... thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. This is too cute! It's perfect for a hot tub!!

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  9. Love your rustic towel rack, it's perfect!
    Tracey

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  10. Great project. It looks wonderful!

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  11. The towel rack is perfect! and What a great pic of the snowboarding teen. Sometimes I dream that I'm able to do such things. Looks so freeing and fun.
    Blessings
    T

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  12. I love the way your towel rack came out. That is very creative!

    Happy hunting,
    Teresa

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  13. Bec love it!!!! My brother just bought a house and it has a pool I may have to make him one for his towels too cute!!!!!
    julie

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  14. Hi, I'm visiting from Kimba's blog party. How cute & so simple this sign is! I love it. Take care!

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  15. Well, NOW I'm wishing I had a hot tub!! Okay, I wish that every day, but...that is a really cool project!

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  16. This is fabulous!
    I left you some sunshine on my blog http://www.lifeonpossomtrot.com/2010/04/ive-received-sunshine-award-how-sweet.html

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  17. I'm a sucker for hooks - I've got several, but now I'm thinking I should some cute words above them!

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  18. oh goodness, I will be looking at pallets with a whole new eye now!

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  19. So cute! and a hot tub I have some pieces of wood hanging around that I think I'll paint...thanks for the idea!

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  20. Becky, this is awesome!!! Love it! I'm so envious of your hot tub!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for joining in on my Tuesday Talent SHow!!

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  21. Oh, this is fabulous!
    We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up.

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