Thank you so much to industrious and creative Lin who sent in these great photo's of her hard work over the wet weekend.
Not beaten by the wet windy weekend, Lin set about making this rather lovely little unit, drying the paint quickly and efficiently on her Blake & Bull drying rack!
"We decided to put the rainy day to good use. Here are the drawers from two ikea storage boxes that I painted with old tester pots of paint on one of our drying racks. We put the storage units back to back, used an old shelf for the coffee table top, leftover wood for the base and some casters from an old bed base. Et voila... A coffee table with storage both sides that turns round. Oh and Mollie dog drying off by the range - her sister decided that she's camera shy!"
Lin, we love Mollie Dog, and we love your work!
Few things give us more job satisfaction than seeing our original products, in use, in your homes. Especially when you use them so ingeniously!
There are lots of ways to get the most out of our racks!
Here are our 'Drying Rack Top Tips' - What do you use yours for?
- When drying washing on your rack, fold it first, saves on ironing (if you do it)
- If you are off on a winter walk, lay your scarves, welly socks, gloves and hats out on the rack to warm through before you leave!
- Kiddy craft? Use our rack to dry paintings, papier mâché, découpage and much more!
- Dry citrus peel slowly on it, rested on greaseproof paper, to make a natural kindling, pine cones work too!
- Dry out kindling sticks, ready for a warming winter fire.
- Lay your washing-up on it, to air dry. Or bits from the dishwasher that haven't steam dried, lay a t-towel down first.
- The flat surface is great for drying bulkier items slowly, like pillows, duvets folded, cat & dog beds - we have even seen a horse blanket being done this way!
- Slow dry your glut of summer herbs for the winter months on parchment.
- Dry seeds from the garden and store for the next season - free flowers! On the top layer, not too hot.
- Try Propagating seeds in trays on your rack or pot shelf, if they require a heated propagator you could save money and energy this way!
- Dry your delicate woollens - after hand washing let them drip dry flat on our rack, over the bath (or kitchen sink if using a Half Size Drying Rack), then easily transfer the rack to the top of your range for the last drying stage.