Saturday, July 4, 2020

Pool Towel Rack and Fourth of July fun



Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous Fourth of July weekend! We had a quiet weekend spent at home. We played in the backyard, had a small little firework show for the husband kids, and BUILT STUFF!

This girl has the cutest swimsuit, but apparently it's too much work to put on

Getting my snuggles


Over on Instagram, I posted that I was working on a new project. If you guessed: Pool towel rack, you were correct! This was such an easy and fun project! Hopefully this will help towels from being scattered all over my yard, my floors and everywhere else. Hey, a mom can dream right?

I found these plans over at Anika's DIY Life. You should check out her site for the full plans if you want to build one of these for yourself!

The plans said to use redwood boards, but since I'm super cheap I just used regular common board from home depot. I'm sure it won't hold up quite as well as the redwood with all of those heavy wet towels, but I was willing to risk it.



I loved the simplicity of this plan and materials. It took only 8 2x2 boards and pocket hole screws!




Cut all the pieces to size and drill all of the pocket holes.



Then assemble the two frames.



Then build the two shelves.



Then you attach the shelves to the frames. Unfortunately, I didn't capture any pictures of this step.


Then you add the two middle frames. 



Our boards were in a little rough shape, so it doesn't look as neat and clean cut as I would like. Does anyone else have such a hard time finding good lumber that's not warped or cracked?



I filled in the cracks with sawdust and wood glue. And gave it all a good sanding.

towel rack


It's all done! The only thing left to do is paint or stain it. I can't decide between painting it white or staining it a dark walnut. Which do you think? Let me know in the comments.

Towel Rack



Towel Rack

Even though it's not finished, we are already putting it to use.



 I'm going to go and watch the kids play in our super tiny pool (all of the pools are out of stock everywhere, so this is all we have for now!)




Oh, and letting the kids play with the scraps is such fun! They are painting them to use as building blocks. 

Have a blessed week!

Monique

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