Repurposed Vintage Water Ski Towel & Robe Rack

January 8th, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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For a while antique sewing machines were stacking up around me.  Now it seems that vintage wooden water skis are gravitating to me!  So these days I continually trying to think up new ways to use them.  Soon, I'll be featuring another project using vintage water skis.  But today, I'm featuring my take on a twin towel rack that also has a place to hang a rob and even a place for toiletries like maybe a toothbrush, toothpaste or Q-tips or more. The vintage glass towel rods that I found immediately set the light bulb off in my head of where this project was going.  The vintage faucet handle played right into the theme for the robe hanger.  I used a couple of galvanized water well troughs that I removed from a continuous chain to hold the toiletries.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, glass, repurposed, upcycled, wooden, handle, water, well, rack, rods, faucet, galvanized, towel, knob

Comments (6)

GypsyBarn writes: Oh if these were available up here in cottage country - they would be flying out the door I'm sure! Posted: 5:21 am on July 17th
suewhitney writes: Hey Brian,

How did you know that I love water ski projects. This one falls under the category of "cool beans" for sure!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:19 am on January 15th
CottageElements writes: Brian, what a fun towel rack! It would awesome in a cabin! It was a really cool ski to start with, and I love your little additions. Fab!

Lani Posted: 9:06 am on January 11th
georgiamoon writes: Hey Brian,
This is super cool! Wouldn't this look fantastic in a vintage cabin by a lake? I always love to see the little details that you add. Can't wait to see what you come up with your next ski!
Georgia Posted: 7:10 am on January 9th
chippingcharm writes: Brian, this is sooo cool!! Love the addition of the metal bins for toiletries....fun!! Laurel Posted: 5:23 am on January 9th
AtticusFinch writes: Very clever...
love the vintage towl rods too.

Good job Brian.
Posted: 3:41 pm on January 8th
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