$5 Fix!

by Susan on February 22, 2012

Zac and I are disproportionately proud of this little DIY project that we tackled today. And by “we tackled” I mean, I thought of it and Zac did all the work.

I have quiet a few scarves but they were all kind of crammed into a drawer in my closet, which meant I never saw them or thought to wear them. Yesterday inspiration struck! Zac was heading to Lowes for a couple of things and I asked him to add a cheap towel rack to his list. I was thinking we would have to spend a minimum of $20 but Zac found one like this for $5!

It wasn’t the loveliest thing in the planet, for sure, but once Zac installed it on the back of my closet door and I be-scarfed it, it actually looks kind of awesome! (It’s really dead level- it just looks a little crooked cause I had to take the picture from an angle.)

Zac and I were so chuffed with the results that we’ve decided to make $5 Fixes a regular blog feature. Stay tuned.


1 carrie gibbs February 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Did you go back and buy the star scarve???

2 Susan February 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

HA! I was wondering if you notice! I didn’t want to take yours and I really liked it.

3 Bonnie February 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

That’s fantastic! It looks great, and I’m sure they’ll get more wear now that they’re front and center.

4 rona February 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm

great ideas
both the ‘scarf rack’ and the $5.00 fixes
pure genius
now wear the damn scarves!
very pretty.

5 cindi February 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm

What…no hand knits?? Love the idea. I have a similar problem with my scarves hidden away in the closet…

6 Susan February 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Hand knits go in a different closet, with my winter coats.

7 Brenda February 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Are you worried about the knots creating permanent kinks? Well, permanent until washing anyway.

8 Susan February 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Not really Brenda. I don’t think it will be any worse than the wrinkles they get from being in a drawer or basket, and those always fall out eventually.

9 Erin L February 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I recently screwed decorative knobs into my wall to hang my handknit scarves.

10 Lyn (coppertoptoo) February 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Must. do. this. What an excellent idea! Both the rack and the $5 fixes, I’m definitely looking forward to more of those!
p.s. I have the same green scarf on the end…You have fantastic taste, my friend ;)

11 Kristin February 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I bought a package of shower rings (also $5, appropriately) hooked one to my closet rack, hung the others, one by one, from it so that I had a chain of 12 rings. Each one has a scarf threaded through it and it looks beautiful!

12 Christie February 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

You need to add the pinterest button to your blog so I could easily ‘pin’ this idea and all the others that I know are going to show up here!

13 Anna February 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Works for men’s ties too. :)

14 Karen February 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I love it, but in my home, we call it a “cat toy” :)

15 Joelle February 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Let me know if you need ideas…4 years in my “fixer-upper” (built by squatters, as it turns out) and I’ve got a million.

Though, to be fair, unless you buy four or they’re free, you’ll still have to break the $20. But that’s change for laundry machines and tips for baristas, right?

16 atexasgirl February 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Very clever, and a nice work of art! I use the plastic six-pack rings from soda/beer attached to a hanger and hung on the wall.

17 brianne @ the ravenna girls February 23, 2012 at 1:29 am

Love the idea of a $5 fix series! I always have a few little bits and pieces laying around, including an ikea towel bar that would be perfect for this! Thanks!!

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