Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hanging with my Ballard knock off

It first started with Centsational Girl, when she made this drying rack.



I thought...that would be great to have.

Then I saw Ballard Designs drying rack.



And I thought.... I. MUST. HAVE. ONE!

The price tag stopped me. Just like everything from Ballard's site.


So I showed a picture of these awesome drying racks to Mr. Genius, and he was all... I can make that.

I was like, ok lets do it.

And then 6 months later we started.

Isn't that just the way.

So here you go peeps. Our drying rack.



See the butterfly frame from last week.

Here's the deal.

I plan on making another drying rack...by myself. EEEEK!

Why would I do such a crazy thing?

 Sawdust and Paperscraps is having a Buildhers party.





Build{hers} club Button

I thought I should use that party to put my big girl panties on and just build something.

Now wait...what does that have anything to do with the butterfly picture frame?

Well Ms. Picky pants, I plan on hanging it up between the two drying racks and would like to make sure it is centered. Plus knowing me when I hang the other drying rack up I may decide to put something else between them.

Now that's enough talking. Lets look at some more pictures of my new rack. hehehe







Also, I got in the top 10 of the DIY club with my stencil cabinet!



  



The winner is chosen by the one with the most votes.

So....if you don't mind stopping over there and voting for the project that you like the best.

If it happens to be mine...well, I will give you a big smoochy kiss and if you don't vote for me... I will put chicken broth in your cereal.

Just kidding...Maybe.


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54 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love this!! I've been wanting one of these Ballard drying rack for ages.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Hey, nice rack, lady.

(couldn't help it. I crack myself up.)

michelle b @ every little thing said...

i've always wanted one of those too!! you did a fantabulous job on your rack!! the pure satisfaction of not paying the $$ is so worth it!!
i have a csn stores giveaway running on my blog this week...would love it if u stopped by and entered!
xoxo

Jen said...

Such an awesome job! Looks very nice! I am wanting to make one of those as well, and you have inspired me to do so! Thank you! :0)

mle said...

Love the drying rack!
Goodness! you just keep making that laundry room more & more fabulous!!

Kristin said...

Awesome! I want t laundry room like that!! Maybe then I wouldn't be so avoidant (is that a word??) with the laundry!

Oh, voted for ya too!!

Kat said...

Me likie!! Does Mr. Genius wanna come to Seattle and build one? Because Mr. Andrew is too busy not making one to do it. Thanks!

Jill said...

This is genius and gorgeous. Hmmm... when I get around to doing the laundry room, this is a must!!

Camie at "Home is where they love you" said...

This is awesome...fantastic job!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I love the rack! The beadboard behind it is just yummy. I think having two is a great idea!

And I already voted for you! Woohoo!

Linda said...

Awesome project!! Thanks for sharing it!

Sassy Sites! said...

It looks fabulous! Now, I WANT ONE!!!

Carrie said...

That is so neat, I love it! It turned out so pretty!

Maria said...

Great idea, especially for small spaces, like mine.

Jennifer said...

Oh that's fantastic! Great job! Actually adds to the decor unlike my prop up drying rack that doesn't quite fold down enough to actually hide it anywhere. I love this!

stefanie said...

ooooooo, i want ONE!!! its gorgeous!!!!

liz said...

I LOVE me some Ballard, and yours looks just as beautiful!

Sandra {sawdust and paper scraps} said...

Katie this is awesome! I had to come over and wish you luck on the DIY Club contest. Even though we're competing. :o)

Oh, and is that my button I see displayed on this post? Thanks for the shout out about my Build{hers} Club party! I'm so excited you decided to do another one yourself. It will look so good with your butterfly frame in the middle and look at all that space to hang clothes from!

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Hi Katie!

I just left you an award at my blog to pass on some love! Don't feel obligated to post about it if you find awards annoying or anything though, okay?

Just wanted you to know how much I've always enjoyed your blog and that you sincerely inspire me.

Love ya girl!
Laura

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Hi Katie!

I just left you an award at my blog to pass on some love! Don't feel obligated to post about it if you find awards annoying or anything though, okay?

Just wanted you to know how much I've always enjoyed your blog and that you sincerely inspire me.

Love ya girl!
Laura

Anita@GoingALittleCoastal said...

You have a beautiful laundry room! And I love your rack. I want a rack like that. I may just have to get to building on myself!

Sue said...

Your drying rack turned out really cool! Great thrifty project. You're so right about Ballard's prices. They're high, and considering that most of their mdse. is manufactured out of poor quality fiberboard, prices are REALLY out of line. Visiting from Linda's.
:-) Sue

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I have always wanted one of these but the price tag stopped me too. Yours looks great!
Hugs, Sherry

Kimberly said...

Ooooh, AWESOME job! Making one of these has been on my to-do list for a while now. One of these days I'll get around to decorating my laundry room. Yours looks fabulous!!

Kim said...

I think yours is much prettier than Ballard's! It looks so nice in the spot you have it in with a chandelier no less, lucky you.

Embellished Bayou said...

Wow, it looks awesome! I had my hubby make me one too a while back, but yours looks so much better!

KJ said...

I love drying racks and there is so much to love about yours! It's so funny what makes us giddy.

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Someday, I'ma gonna make me one a dese!

Little T said...

Really great. I am definitely going to use this in my home. Awesome idea. I had never seen anything like it, only the floor stands and those just trip me up. I air dry my close all the time, hung on hangers in the shower, I know sad. So glad I stopped by from I Made It!

http://thescarfshop.blogspot.com/

dogsmom said...

6 months isn't bad.
I can tell some tales...
like when I wanted the doors sanded down...20 years ago...they were removed and never replaced

Denise Marie said...

way to go hubster!! I love it. I'm always eye'n that ballards rack too.

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Can you make me one too?? Just kidding! :) But I LOVE it! It turned out great!!

Janet said...

Wow that is amazing. I have been loving that Drying rack From Ballard for years! I guess I need to make one!

The Girl Creative said...

That is so pretty. You did a really great job on that. :) Visiting you from Fun to Craft. Hope you have a great weekend!!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Never seen such a beautiful drying rack...pretty and functional. I love it and I want one! Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! :o)

Lisa @ Simplified Saving said...

What a great idea! I love this! I'm sure my husband is not going to be quite as thrilled since I'm planning on asking him to build me one when he gets home today. :-) Thanks for the great idea! So glad you stopped by my blog and that I was able to find your blog in return! I'm now following!

Its A Blog Party said...

I love it! It's such a great idea!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

FrouFrouBritches said...

It's gorgeous! I love it! I wish I had room for one in my laundry room. Sooo cute!

Jacqueline said...

What a great knock off you really nailed it. So nice to meet you. I would love to have my laundry organized like that. It is my sewing room too and now it needs a professional organizer. I am trying to get my kids to do it!

Coleen's Corner said...

Awesome x gazillion! Love it. Like yours better than Ballard. Wow!

Andrea said...

Love it!! Super cute =)

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Love your drying rack and your laundry room! They're both beautiful! Great job!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
~ Jo :)

CNM said...

You have no idea how badly I want one of these. And Husband knows we need one...the challenge is getting him to agree to making one. It's beautiful...I hope you enjoy!

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

Love your sense of humor! The so want a drying rack also, but I have no space to put one. Yours looked really nice.

I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. I’d love for you to stop by and join in!
Kat
www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

Angela said...

LOVE that! I thought the same thing, when I saw it in BD! Now I might try one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

How fabulously fantastic!! I have the same love/hate with Ballard. You totally hit this one out of the park! :) I had my DH come look at it and we agreed we could do it, it would be 6 months later and we love that you posted this to inspire us.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Awesome. Just plain awesome! I could *so* use a miniature version of this in my laundry room. Thanks for the idea!!!

Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

I just saw this over at Sunday Showcase on Under the Table and Dreaming and thought you must have seen Centsational Girl's! I love yours and hers! I planned to make one for my new laundry room, however I just found out we are moving to Alaska, so that project will have to wait for a new house :(

Holly said...

This idea - this drying rack is awesome. I so want one for my house! And a green alternative too!

Angie said...

I LOVE this! I just wish I had an actual laundry room rather than a garage with a washer and dryer in it. *Sigh* I am loving your blog!

laceylady said...

Love it. Eversince I saw Censational Girls I've wanted to build one. I've never build anything.
If you dont mind sharing, Whats behind the bead board? and is that just a couple sturdy pieces of fabric attached to the sides holding it open?

TropicanaRoses said...

I like this idea, but I am actually thinking of something for hanging extra clothes that need ironing on. I know. Who irons anymore? Me. But just the hubby's business clothes and the occasional church outfit, lol. I was thinking, "Why not a longer bracket so that it pulls out to 90 degrees? Then I can hang the clothes on that!" My laundry room is forever long, but not wide, and has a canning pantry the full length of one side. So, not much space to work with...that is why I like this.

Carol Sloan said...

I know that this is an old post but I wanted to comment on something in the photo. Did you make the that is (under) the counter top? I love it! I am making a counter skirt and your photo came up on Pinterest when I searched for ideas. Love it!

Unknown said...

Directions *(instructions) would be more helpful.