May 20, 2014

How To | Pool Towel, Suit, Toy Rack

We can not be more excited to have our pool this year!  It has been un-seasonaly hot this spring, so it has well used... but that also means I have a litter of towel, toys, and swim trunks laying about my backyard.  I like to have a place for everything so it was never a question that I would create that place. 

The great part is that we were able to use our left over wood decking to create the two racks!  I love repurposing items I already have on hand!  The placement was easy to figure out... I wanted a place to hang the towels and suits just outside of the pool gate but also outside of the house slider.  But I also needed something inside for clean towels and pool toys.  To create the support the hubs sunk pressure treated 4x4s in some concrete and let them set.  

Once we decided the space between the 6" planks {1"} the hubs cut to size, mitering the corners for a super clean finish.  I wanted a shelf for the top so he trimmed it out allowing me to set the basket of sunscreen and bug spray up there.

This is how it typically looks... well used!
I found these rubber tubs at Big Lots and they are totally doing their job, but I am thinking some galvanized steel tubs would be better.  I also love that I can stack the pool noodles, and cabo shelf lounge chairs behind the rack to keep everything in it's place!

Don't forget to link up your outdoor decor tomorrow!  And check out the other fabulous hostess projects!

Lucy from Craftberry Bush

Dawn from Inspired Living

See you tomorrow at the party!


Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

So wish I had a pool to need one of these! How handy, and looks great too. Summer is going to be so fun for your family this year. Our neighbors had a pool growing up and we practically lived there!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is such a great idea! Sending this idea over to my neighbors who have a pool. Oh wait, we have a spa, sending this to the hubby too :) hint hint.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

What a great project Tiffany! Such a great idea to keep wet towels off the ground and things organized! We would love to have a pool! Happy swimming! Angie xo

Vel Criste said...

I love your stylish and very useful pool organizer Tiffany!!!!! Luckily I have a small pool house to hide all the mess but the one you came up with is so cute I'm wishing I didn't have one! LOL!