Rustic gate = happy towels

July 24th, 2010 in member junk     
Funky_Junk_Donna Funky_Junk_Donna, member
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The beautiful old authentic barn gate was left in its natural state for this easy project.
A mix of whatever was on hand became the towel hooks. I dont even know  what this thing is... a bedframe something or other perhaps? No matter.  If its rusty metal, its all good.
This is actually the backside of the gate. If you spin it around, it wears a distressed red patina for when the distressed red patina mood hits of course.  I just liked this side for the extra details of the cross supports and exposed rusty nails.
Four different hooks later, its looking eclectically cool already.
The fact that I didnt stock four identical hooks just gave this piece a ton of added character.
The gate towel holder is an absolute hit! Best of all, when poolside towels are no longer needed, this unit can slip indoors for another use. Bathroom, bedroom, beside an exterior door... or, just remove the hooks and you have your gate back to make... by golly, some jolly good NEW junk!
The beautiful old authentic barn gate was left in its natural state for this easy project.

The beautiful old authentic barn gate was left in it's natural state for this easy project.

Desiring to come up with something temporary for the poolside towels, an old gate simply leaning against the side of the house with added hooks proved to be the winning solution! Way too simple but oh so productive. And cool lookin' to boot.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Funky Junk Interiors
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, eclectic, funky, country, outdoor spaces, farm, mudroom, coat rack, towel holder, weathered wood, gate, hooks, old gate

Comments (5)

junkermidge writes: Oh, I love it, love it, love it!
Midge Posted: 4:36 pm on July 30th
chippingcharm writes: Great the assortment of hooks. Very clever :) Laurel Posted: 8:12 am on July 28th
JunkArchitect writes: I love this old door and what you did to it. You’re right; this would look amazing in a bathroom too.

Posted: 5:18 am on July 25th
alicemom writes: Great idea. love the different hooks. just adds to the charm.
smiles, alice Posted: 8:26 pm on July 24th
MakinItHappen writes: Gorgeous! Love it! Posted: 3:37 pm on July 24th
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