Happy Friday! How was your week? Good I hope! This week flew by so quickly for me. Summer days are long but the weeks are short. Ha. ;) I’m sharing my new pool towel rack today. I’m so happy to finally have a solution for our outdoor towels! When we finished building our house and bought patio furniture I invested in some cute pillows and these nice striped pool/beach towels. I’ve loved them! In the summer when we entertain large groups of people I set them out on the bottom of our lounge chairs for everyone to use.
Or I hang them on these hooks in our little outdoor pool bathroom that’s on the side of our house. (They are on sale this weekend!)
During the winter months when we aren’t using the pool as much I store all of my pillows and towels in my little mudroom closet. We’ve used these pillows and towels for 5 summers now and they are still in great condition because I bring them in when we aren’t using them. I don’t like to use these striped towels for my kids’ every day use so that I can keep them nice for entertaining, but also because the towels are huge! I bought the largest size (that was all that was available when I bought them – now you can buy pool and kid sizes). My kids are in and out of our pool all day most summer days (with or without friends) and they just need smaller towels to use to dry off quickly.
I have old pool towels that they use for every day, but because I make them re-use them (so that I’m not washing towels ALL DAY EVERY DAY) our yard usually looks like a mess of random towels tossed over all of our outdoor furniture. It’s a beautiful sight to see out of our french doors every morning. ;) It hasn’t been a big deal, but I knew I could come up with a better solution so I started looking for pool towel racks/hangers on-line. There are a lot of options but everything I found I either didn’t love the look of OR it didn’t hold enough towels OR it cost a lot more than I wanted to spend. So I started thinking outside the box about what else I could use and found something I’m so excited about!
Then I had Kenny assemble it for me. While he watched Moana with the kids. He loves Moana. He seriously loves all Disney/kid movies a lot more than he loves assembling things for me so by pairing the two together I make it seem like a better deal. I’m tricky like that.
Ready to see my new pool towel rack?
It’s actually a coat rack! And it’s EXACTLY what I was looking for! You can find it HERE. This could be used in so many different ways to organize! I love that it has lots of hooks and racks below to set clean, dry towels or pool toys. I ordered these new pool towels that look like our other pool towels but are a lot smaller and less expensive for every day. (It looks like most colors of these exact towels are sold out, but I’ll link to lots of fun towel options at the end of my post). What I really wanted was towels that were smaller and light weight – perfect for my kids to use and reuse every day and a lot easier to wash when I do need to wash them!
This coat rack has so many hooks! I can easily hang lots of towels or wet suits out to dry.
Remember my cute vintage style hobnail pots from my last Friday 5 post?
I found a perfect home for them!
For now my towel rack is sitting by this outdoor furniture set. I’m loving that my kids always have a towel when they need one AND a place to hang their wet towels after they use them. Also bonus that my towels match the pillows so everything looks more put together. No more random old pool towels all over the yard. Mission accomplished!
Last summer I had real flowers outside on these end tables but this year I went with faux. It only took 3 of these hydrangea stems to fill my vase! Now I don’t have to worry about watering them/switching them out.
The simple addition of the towels and my pots made this spot feel more cozy. It also helps that my white cushions are now sparkling clean!
Remember how dirty they were before?
They look brand new again! (Details on how I clean my outdoor furniture here.)
I have no doubt my pool rack won’t look this tidy all summer and that’s fine (although the coordinating towels will help!). I’m just excited to finally have a place my kids can hang their towels and suits.
I thought I’d share this in case any of you are looking for a similar solution for pool towels or for wet suits from time spent running through the sprinklers!
It feels so good to have this area scrubbed, clean and decorated. Now it’s time to get cozy on this couch, watch the kids swim and enjoy it!
Happy Friday everyone!
*P.S. I updated my SHOP page (so many cute things I’m loving right now) for anyone who is interested!