Thursday, June 5, 2014

~thrifty thursday~{beachy whale towel rack diy}

I am really excited about this project!
I have been looking for a cute way to hang our towels by our hot tub, and I think I found it.

Can you guess what this piece started out as?


My parents recently took out their broken hot tub.
The piece below hid their electrical panel, and, 
it was going to the dump, so I rescued it.



I found this cute whale silhouette.
You can use any image. 
Search google for free images, or try clip art.
Print out your image and enlarge it to the size you need at your copy center.


Next, cut out the image and place it on your piece of wood.


I tacked mine into place so it wouldn't shift around.


Then, carefully trace around your image with a sharpie.



Now it is time to cut out the image.
I used a jigsaw, but first drilled a hole as a place to get my jigsaw started.


I gave the whale a little mouth as you can see.

I could've left it as is, but at this point I decided to freshen it up a little with a whitewash.
I lightly sprayed white paint and primer spray paint all over the whole thing. 
When it was dry I sanded it all over.


Then I rummaged through my studio and found these hooks and added them at the bottom. 
I hung it near the hot tub and added the towels.
I got the towels at Joss and Main a while back, but Serena and Lilly 
has some similar ones here.


Pretty cute huh?
I just love it for summer.


xoxo

9 comments:

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Very cute!

laura Madalene said...

That looks great - I would have loved to win it!! I am always looking for new home decor ideas. I'll be back to read more in the future.
Artistic Living Room

Samantha2818 said...

I love this! It's gorgeous - what a great idea!

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

That is SO CUTE! I love it! Pinning it now.

Ashley C. said...

I've been meaning to find a solution to our towels by the hot tub too - this is just the inspiration I needed! Love!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love this!

cynthia at herlovelynest said...

that is adorable, I love it! especially that you reused that wood panel, pure genius!

Lauren @ Bless'er House said...

That is way too adorable. I just picked up a jigsaw and have a piece of wood drawn out waiting to be cut but the shape is very curvy. I really have no clue how to master a jigsaw for cuts like that. What kind of jigsaw do you have?

Lynn said...

Love this towel rack... Just perfect & a very creative use of the electrical panel cover... I really want to make one too... Just need to find someone who is ripping out their hot tub...Oh yeah & I need to get a hot tub too!!!

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