I took advantage of hubby’s day off today and requested that he make me a drying rack for the laundry room, a la Centsational Girl, who was inspired by Ballard Designs. Here’s Centsational Girl’s version:
Hubby followed C.G.’s directions, except we left off the knobs because I’ve already got a coat rack nearby. I used my free Glidden paint and the handy-dandy pneumatic paint sprayer to give it a fresh coat of white:
We should have it hung later tonight, so I’ll update this post as soon as it’s in place!
Update! The rack is now hung on the laundry room wall. This is a small and narrow room, so this type of rack is perfect for the space. There are also no windows, so I apologize for the dark photos!
Just one small oops where hubby drilled the holes for the dowel rods in the wrong spot at first. No biggie, I didn’t even take the time to fill them in!
As you can see, we opted to use a chain instead of the hinge thingy that C.G. used.
It will be perfect for drying my lightweight sweaters and other “delicate” clothing.
We bought all the supplies at Lowe’s:
~ 2’x2’ oak, $7.47
~ 1/2'’x2” poplar boards, $1.61 (x4)
~ Window sash lock, $2.17
~ 2 feet of chain, $1.14
~ 3/8”x48” dowel rods, $0.84 (x2)
~ Set of 2 hinges, $2.08
~ 4 pack of D-ring hangers, $2.58
TOTAL: $23.56 + tax
Considering Ballard sells their small version for $89.00 plus tax and shipping, I’d say ours was a pretty good deal!