When planning the pool house, I didn’t picture art on the walls. Instead, I wanted the accessories to serve as art. Which means every item has to be extra special to serve the functional purpose and add a design element. Obviously with a pool, towels are necessary. I found beautiful 100% cotton striped Turkish towels from The Longest Thread and I bought ten.
Our pool will have only one ladder, in the shallow end, close to the window in the photo above. For convenience, I wanted to hang seven of the towels on hooks below the window, placing the remaining three near the future hot tub area. To hang the seven hooks in a straight row, I held the towel on the hook up to determine my height, marking it with a piece of blue tape. Next, I eyeballed down the line, placing tape on each batten strip. With the tape up, I held a level, marking the line on each strip.
Next, I held up a hook, making sure the level line ran through each screw hole and marked each.
With the tape still in place, start driving the hook and screw in. Before tightening too far, pull the tape off and continue attaching.
Voila, easy, perfectly straight row without a bunch of measuring. If you have to measure the spacing between each hook, stretch a full piece of tape or paper across. It’s easier to mark it up and change than the wall.
Over by the future hot tub, three more hooks and towels are hung higher below that window.
I love the pattern and softness the towels add, just like functional art.
I realize I’m jumping the gun adding towels before we even have the pool liner, but I’m excited to unpack the accessory hoard I’ve had for over half a year. Speaking of my accessory stash, I pulled out all of the bathroom goodies and got it all in place. Stay tuned for that next week!