Crib Spring Drying Rack

Yep, it's that time of year.  There's plenty of snow on the ground and little boys just love to play in it.  Big boys do too.  But when they come in from the cold... their clothes are wet and they they usually just strip them off and throw them in a heap on the floor.  Well, there will be no more of that in my house.

This idea was inspired by a booth I saw at the County Fair where fencing wire was tacked onto an old window frame and "s" hooks were used to hang merchandise for display.  I thought that was a pretty cool idea.  When I came across an old crib up in the attic, I thought it would make a perfect drying rack.

It hangs by the back door, right above the heat vent and there is plenty of room to hang lots of wet stuff.  It's also nice and flat, a huge advantage in my space challenged laundry room.

I knew it was going to look pretty blah just hanging there, so I decided to dress it up a bit with a curtain that matches the window on the opposite side of the room.  (Same camera, same room different daylight.  Sigh)

Then I got the crazy idea of cutting out letters and pinning them onto the curtain to spell out for the males that dwell here just exactly what this was for.  (Not that any of them will ever actually hang something up by themselves.) 

Even though my el-cheapo camera doesnt' show it, the letters look wet and a little wrinkled, just like the stuff that's hanging to dry.  To accomplish the look, I first printed and cut out the letters on card stock paper.  Then I used Mod Podge to adhere them to a sheet of scrapbook paper (gluing them on backwards, of course - can't believe I remembered to do that).  Then I Mod Podge'd the entire front of the scrapbook sheet and let it dry.  I cut out the letters and used safety pins to hang them on the curtain.

I think the laundry room in shaping up rather well, don't you?



  1. you just printed ,mod podged, and cut and pinned? How easy was that? What a cute idea!
    I know what you mean about making the best of it with grandkids (and projects in between) I'm not raising mine, but I do babysit! days are taken up as well as space for jackets, bags, hats and mittens...
    Good job!

  2. Great idea! Perfect way to solve one of winter's big problems. And it was made from something you already had on hand. Way to go!

  3. I just love that drying rack. How cute would that be in an office or kids room for notes, etc.

  4. Oh I want one of these frames! You've put yours to great use! Awesome.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna


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