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Sunday, July 15, 2012


Our house is a pretty standard, cookie cutter, subdivision house.  The bathrooms have the standard fixtures, large mirror and silver towel rack.  I detest those towel racks.  Want to see why?

They pull away from the wall - especially if your husband yanks on the towels to get them down.  Drives ME CRAZY!!!  So, now we have 2 massive holes in the wall that have to be patched and painted, and nowhere for John to hang his towels.  We are painting that room soon, so I didn't want to have to do any extra work. PINTEREST TO THE RESCUE!!!

I had some old wood left over from making some other project (can't remember what).  So, I glued three pieces together.

I let them dry for almost a week so that they wouldn't fall apart.  Then I stained them with my very most favourite stain

While that dried, I debated painting this swing set monstrosity that I got FOR FREE (yeah baby) off of kijiji.

I am going to paint it white and then let Abbs paint some colours herself. Did you notice that I said I am going to paint it.  Yep, I didn't get around to it.  Too hot.

The stain turned out great on the wood, but I wasn't sure what to use for the hooks.  Well, guess what I found in the garage?

I gorillia glued these suckers to the stained wood.

I let it dry overnight and was really pleased with the result, until I hung it up and the hook fell off!  Back to the drawing board - or should I say the dollar store.  I bought some typical silver crochet hooks and screwed them on.

I just love the dark stain against the striped walls.

So while Abby Sue and her friend were getting drenched by the sprinkler while sitting on the trampoline

I made 2 towel hooks for the total cost of $2.57.  Couldn't ask for a better weekend, could ya?

Now, just because I can't believe what a suck my dog is, here is Diego with his favorite toy - his pacifier

That's Abby Sue's friend, Hennessy, who has to get a shout out, as she helped me with the hooks for the towel rack. Thanks baby!!!

I just love cheap projects that turn out exactly like you want them to.
Toodles for now, as I am in the midst of ANOTHER project.  Talk to you soon.

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