Summer is officially over but the weather in Southern California doesn't play along with the official Labor Day notice. We're in high swimming season in our heat. With daily swimming comes a daily 10 pounds of wet towels and suits. They inevitably end up draped all over our patio furniture or on every door, towel rack or hook around the house.
One of my pet peeves is towels draped on doors or over shower curtain rods. The towels end up covered in regular dust from doors or black dust from shower curtain rings. I also have a thing about drying off from a shower with a towel that was used to dry off from the pool or ocean. If you're clean and you use a chlorinated or salt water towel to dry off you're technically not clean any more. It's a bit OCD, I know, but I swear I can smell the chlorine or sea water on a person when that's what they've done. Yes, I have a "dog-grade" nose.
One day while browsing Remodelista
, as I often do, I saw this drying rack. I had to get it! I love it! It now keeps all our wet stuff all in one handy dandy place. Only problem is the rack is very light weight. If it's placed in certain spots in our back patio the wind blows it over and sometimes right into the pool clothes, towels and all. Dave hates that about it. I may try to strategically weigh it down with weights in the middle or we have to keep it in this one place where the wind doesn't catch it. I like that I can lift the dowels out to add or subtract a spot to hang things. It also rotates which is convenient when grabbing all the clothes off to do laundry.
The drying rack has a certain European flair to it. Not sure my pictures capture it but it does look pretty cool and I've gotten lots of compliments. If you're interested you can find it here
Labels: etc, outdoor living, pool, storage