Drying Rack: Other Options

Apparently, some of our neighbors didn’t like our idea as much as we did. We need their unanimous vote to drill on the terrace tile floor, because our terrace is on top the community’s garage, and if there’s any damage (unlikely, but still) we all have to pay for it. So, we’ve set out to look for some other options that do not require drilling.

After considering several crazy ideas – like a giant armoire with planked doors for perspiration – I looked at tall fences for yards. The idea is to build giant planters so  that we can stuck the fence onto the soil. So, here’s a few we like for inspiration:

24,50€ (180cm x 180cm)

62,95€ (180cm wide x 200cm tall)

50,90€ (180cm x 180cm)

69,95€ (180cm x 180cm)

Which one do you like best?

Of course, we still have to check them out in person, and ultimately price will be a huge factor. For example, even though the second picture is my favorite, it’s also the more expensive and we’re not sure the size is right for us. I also like the third one, but given the tone of the wood on the rest of the terrace I think the second one fits better. Although we could always stain it… Anyway, I think we’re on the right track this time and hopefully we’ll get it done in a month or two, maybe during Easter vacation. Which, by the way, is increadibly late this year! The reasons for not starting right away are 1) We’re going to Paris this weekend (yay!) 2) Next weekend is my grandmother’s 80th birthday and I have to bake a huge cake for her 3) I have exams (again) at the beginning of April. Do you see a theme here? I’m going to be busy these following weeks!

I’ll keep you posted when we decide what to do about the drying rack. Since it won’t require drilling and we can do pretty much what we want without asking permission, we want to make it as big as possible so it will also hold some of our tools, spare patio chairs, etc. I’d love to make one of these to hang on the wall, but I’m not so sure the tools won’t get rusty outdoors. Thoughts?

Oh and I’ll update with pictures from Paris as soon as I can!

Images from Leroy Merlin

What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments.

7 thoughts on “Drying Rack: Other Options

  1. Tami

    Awww, honey! How sweet of you to link to my little blogitty-blog. So glad you like my latest DIY :) I am nervous that if the board (or your tools) got wet in any way… it would be a disaster. I’d hate to see that happen. Though, they do make metal peg boards (like this: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=134710&pid=CSE_Froogle&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=193635) but your tools getting rusty would still be a concern.

    I’m actually a fan of the 2nd fence as well- but like you said, you can stain it any color you’d like. So as long as it’s well made, I’d go with the least expensive fence and save some money.

    Have a grand time in Paris! I’m so jealous!!!

    1. Ainhoa @ ALittleBite Post author

      Thanks!! I really look forward to going to Paris again, even though our plane leaves tomorrow at 7AM so we have to wake up reeally early.
      Regarding the peg board, everything will be protected from the rain, but I’m still not sure about rusty tools… I guess I’ll see. I’m also thinking about using the pegboard for something else, since I loved how yours turned out!

    1. Ainhoa @ ALittleBite Post author

      Thanks! Your drying rack is awesome! I tried to comment on the post but Blogger won’t let me, it’s been happening on some blogs for a few days… I’ll have to look into it. Anyway, what we’re actually building is a “wall” that will protect the drying rack, but I’m afraid the actual drying rack will be from Ikea or something. Although looking at yours makes me reconsider it!

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