When we lived in Phoenix I had a simple outdoor clothesline that I used regularly to dry delicate linens. Here in Texas, given the inclement weather, I needed an indoor solution.
You can also see that for some reason only two of the five sections of walls sported bead board. Everything was also very, very dirty.
I first perused Pinterest and found several inspiring ideas for drying racks. While Mr. Decor could easily have built any one of the numerous tutorials there is a point where one's "to do" list far exceeds their spare time. We needed something ready made that didn't cost a million dollars. I found exactly what I wanted and the price was right.
Update: it looks like many DTA readers loved the Better Home and Gardens drying rack and it is currently sold out but it will be back in stock soon.
extra keys box I placed it on top of the shelf along with a few other bits of bird themed decor.
To provide enough space in between the dryer and the drying rack it had to be hung slightly off center on the large wall.
To the left I hung one of two pictures that I made way back in 2008. As always I also try to incorporate family heirlooms when decorating my home to make it more personal.
My great-grandfather, Guy Wilbur Bradley, opened an ice cream shoppe with his brother, Edward, in Walnut Creek, California. (You can see a photo of the shop HERE. My grandmother, Mary Bradley Varner, is the tot pictured and Great Grandpa Guy is to the right.) He wore a suit and tie to the store seven days a week. My great-grandmother, Lorena, always had his suits cleaned. This of course was at a time when cleaners still used wooden hangers for advertising. When I cleaned my Grandma Mary's house out I made sure these historical hangers came home with me.
My Papa Jack, a banker for Wells Fargo, was also a snappy dresser. His garments were cleaned in Oakland. You just can't buy such memories at a home store.
Tomorrow I will share our storage solution for laundry supplies.