Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Drying time…

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Picked up this charmer for $3 at a garage sale. It is a HANDY drying rack that hangs flat against the wall until you need to use it. Simply put the hook around the middle of the base and the wood legs pop up. I have this sitting on my kitchen counter propped up by my wall for photography purposes.
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My washer and dryer are in the kitchen…so I am trying to figure out if I can find a spot somewhere on the wall to use this rack…as I usually air dry most of my shirts/tops and pants.
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The washer and dryer are stacked behind the doors below. Any ideas as to what else I could use this for???
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11 comments:

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Well for us it would be perfect to hang outside on the side of the porch or garage to hang the towels to dry on after we return from the pool. I think it would look nice hanging higher up in a room and hang drying flowers and herbs from. Can you imagine bunches of lavender drying from it and the lovely smell that would be all over your home? mmmm

Cindy said...

I haven't seen one like that! So neat! I like Tammy's idea of hanging it real high with something like lavender drying on it. I'm sure there are many thoughts for this to come. Neat.

V and Co. said...

oh that is just lovely!!! i love your finds!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Great find! I love it's old, slightly rusty quality. Perfect.
*Tricia

Robin said...

What a wonderful find. I have always admired them myself, just think they are so cool.

How about using it in the kitchen to hang pretty tea towels, or the the bathroom or anywhere in the house to show off some of your favorite linens or vintage garments?

Feedsack Fantasy said...

i love these old drying racks. Mother & G'ma had one. I use them in the shop to display linens on. They are very versatile for many ways of displaying things, tho. Yours is gorgeous. TTFN ~Marydon

jen said...

So neat!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jen

Brenda said...

Very useful rack you picked up! Photography purposes. I can see that.
Brenda

Nancy said...

I have one of those. It was left in our house in the basement when we moved here. Lucky me! Anyway, mine only has 4 arms. I have it hanging in the kitchen displaying antiques: old canning funnels, toy flour sifters, ladels and egg beaters. I've seen some people display their apron collection on these.

Nancy

niartist said...

Looks wonderful, a great find! Great blog, too!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Oh, what a wonderful find!! I see it used high above a bed with a fabric or sheer panel draped through the arms and swagged to the sides of the headboard for a crowning effect :). Thanks for visiting and following, I so enjoy the company of new friends :)
Toni