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Monday, January 18, 2010

DIY In Progress: Drying Rack **Now Updated**

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:

and Ballard Design’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:

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We should have it hung later tonight, so I’ll update this post as soon as it’s in place!

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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!

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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!

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As you can see, we opted to use a chain instead of the hinge thingy that C.G. used.

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It will be perfect for drying my lightweight sweaters and other “delicate” clothing.

IMG_0051All in all, this was a fairly simple and straight-forward project.  I say that because most of it was done by my husband!  I just painted and supervised.

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!

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24 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  2. Looks like you'll be hang-drying soon in style!

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  3. I could really use this in my small laundry room! Great idea :)

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  4. This is such a cute idea! I have a tiny laundry room, but this would work!
    Toni

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  5. looking good so far!

    Thanks for your ideas and kind thoughts, I hope to get back in action with the jewelry as soon as my hand is back in action!

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  6. Don't you just love Centsational Girl? Looks great in your laundry room!

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  7. Oh, yours is so so fabulous ! I love the clean white look. Job well done - great substitute with that chain too !

    Big hugs
    Kate

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  8. It looks great. I need to make a copy for when I get a laundry room. Right now I just have a closet for the washer/dryer. I use the guest bath for the big rack.

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  9. Love it! You did a great job! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. It turned out great and I love the price!

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  11. Your rack is so much prettier than mine. Mine is a hanger on the shower curtain rod.

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  12. I like this, your hubby did good! Lezlee

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  13. I like yours better than Ballards! You and the hubs did a fabulous job!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  14. Hi just found your blog while visiting theshabbychiccottage.net
    What a great idea. Would love one of those in my laundry. Will have to show my hubby!

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  15. So smart! Great idea. Isn't Kate the greatest?

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  16. Love this!!! Will have to make one for our laundry room! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

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  17. You did a great job. Would love to have this. I even have a bar overhead in my laundry room, but this'd be great in the bathroom. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. So obviously I have been living under a rock because I've never seen a drying rack like that. But now that I have?

    I WANT ONE!!!

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  19. Excellent idea! I could really use one of these, and for less than $25, I could handle that!

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