Poolside towel tree / rack... suggestions?

giggles1September 25, 2011

Bare in mind, I'M WACKY! Get your wacky helmets on and be creative!!! lol

Bought a house in Florida. It has a lanai & pool. I've probably OVERDONE the HAPPY, fun feel, all kinds of creatures and colorful tropical stuff.

I need to make something to hold the towels.

I had in mind the railing post / table leg w/ each curvy painted different, stripes, polka-dots etc. (like the bird house posts I love!), but that would probably be too much color & clash.

Or, somehow making a palm tree that would hold towels, perhaps out of an old Christmas tree? Or 3?

Has anyone seen or made something unique? Google just gives the pvc and "standard" trees/racks. Those JUST WON'T DO!!

There's very little wall space w/ all the sliding glass doors, so I need it to be free standing.


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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Maybe a ladder with old faucets attached.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 10:10AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

No such thing as too much fun, eh Wacky?

I like the ladder idea, and the faucets. Another thought is to start with a wooden chair (painted however you like), and add racks to the 3 open sides. Or if you left one side open, you could put folded dry towels on the seat.

Be sure to post a pic when you are done.


    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 10:47AM
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find one of those clothes drying things with all the fold out arms and attach it to a pot with eyes on it and plant some hair in it.... paint it all monster of your choice and plant it on a pole...

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 11:25AM
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I'm thinking of a coat tree with palm fronds attached to the top. Hang the towels from existing hooks. You can add a few more hooks lower down for additional towels.

I'm thinking of starting with a simple coat tree - kinda like the one I'm linking.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 2:14PM
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Make a bottle tree & have bottles on the top & then dowels coming out of the middle section to hang the towels on & maybe a couple of bathing caps or a swim ring! Sounds like fun project! Jan

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 1:18AM
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A planter from our GJ Inspiration album...how about something like this? Maybe turned spindles & painted diff colors? Stack of towels in the planter part? Color, yes use color! After all, you bought a place in Florida! Add a wood parrot to the top corner of it! LOL! Have fun, giggles!

(blue planter box by sistersunnie)

Here is a link that might be useful: GJ Inspiration 'Wood Creations'

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 11:15AM
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Why not a post with those mileage markers on them? I'm putting a link to the famous one in Key West. You could hang your towels on the signs. Don't forget to add a marker for your hometown. You could do one for family members homes, where you honeymooned or whatever.

Here is a link that might be useful: Key West Sign Post

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 9:03PM
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Maybe you could just get yourself a fake palm tree, drill a few holes in it and stick some poles through it? Lol, I dunno!

Here is a link that might be useful: Here are some plain towel racks in case you change your mind...

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 10:25PM
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