Turn a baby gate into a laundry drying rack

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Screen shot 2012-11-05 at 3.00.27 PMOver on Home Talk, blogger Erica showed off her great idea for a DIY wall-mounted clothes drying rack…

I repurposed a wooden baby safety gate system, and a few pot-hooks into a wall-mounted clothes drying rack. The rack folds out to provide lots of room and airflow for delicates and other items — I prefer to air dry — and folds flat against the wall when not in use to save space.

After building this rack, I am certain that with a little creativity, many crib panels, baby safety gates and other slatted panels can be repurposed into clothes drying racks.

The best part? The total cost for this project was less than $5 for a few screws and washers.

You can see more details and photos over on Erica’s blog.

Comments on Turn a baby gate into a laundry drying rack

  1. What a wonderful way to use older cribs and such that aren’t really deemed safe anymore! I’ve been sort of sad with all the advancements in safety and even some areas not allowing sales of second hand baby goods, wondering where the lonely furniture goes.

  2. This is what I did with the crib from my last baby (now 12). I have it attached to the ceiling with wires near my woodstove in my basement. I use it to keep our mitts, scarves, socks and boot liners.

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