Farmhouse Free-Standing Dish Towel Rack

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Let’s talk kitchen towels. Where do you hang your kitchen dish towels? I have always had an issue on where to hang the kitchen towels. I am guilty of hanging them from the handles of the refrigerator door or on the handle of the oven, or they simply end up folded up on the kitchen counter, sound familiar?
Recently while I was out shopping thrift stores, I picked up this wood wire rack ( thinking it was probably once a child’s abacus, now missing the beads)
Farmhouse Free-Standing Dish Towel Rack
February 6, 2017 By Tammy Leave a Comment (Edit)
Farmhouse Free-Standing Dish Towel Rack
Our kitchen is still in progress and while major projects are being done, I am working on some small quick and easy DIY projects for the kitchen. Let’s talk kitchen towels. Where do you hang your kitchen dish towels? I have always had an issue on where to hang the kitchen towels. I am guilty of hanging them from the handles of the refrigerator door or on the handle of the oven, or they simply end up folded up on the kitchen counter, sound familiar? Recently while I was out shopping thrift stores, I picked up this wood wire rack ( thinking it was probably once a child’s abacus, now missing the beads). Sometimes the smallest unexpected items can turn out to be the most useful home decor with a purpose.
When I got home with it, there was my answer, right on the kitchen counter…the dish towel draped over the colander filled with fruit. NO, I don’t think so! That’s when I decided it would make the perfect free-standing kitchen dish towel rack to go along with my farmhouse decor in the kitchen.
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How To Turn a Childs Abacus into a Farmhouse Dish Towel holder
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I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it, thoughts of hanging pictures from it ran across my mind. Still not sure, all I knew it was a whole $1.99 and I liked it.
After cleaning it up, a coat of white linen Rust-oleum chalked paint was applied to the base and the rest of the wood was painted with Rust-oleum charcoal chalked paint, a small decorative dowel was added to the top along with a cup hook on each side to hang damp dish cloth and towel.
do have to say this was probably one of the quickest projects I have done. I love how it turned out and now my dilemma of where to hang my dish towels is no longer an issue.

Suggested materials:

  • Childs Abacus   (Thrift Store)
  • Chalked Paint   (Hardware Store)

Tammy H
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