Remember that estate sale I went to while in the mountains? I did a quick makeover on one of my finds to create a unique towel bar. Can you guess what it is?
I recognized it as a yoke, but it is way too small for cows. Dad explained that it was a goat yoke. I have no idea why you would want to yoke a pair of goats, but there ya go.
I added spacer blocks to the back of the yoke in order to make it easier to hang towels through the loops. You can see the original color of the yoke in this picture.
White milk paint, glaze, and three coats of spray varnish, then time to add hangers. As you can see, I didn’t try for a fine finish- that would just be silly.
My little engineering foray was a fail. I need to add another spacer block in the center- the yoke loops tilt back toward the wall, which defeats the purpose of the blocks. Oh, well, I’ll get to it tomorrow. Maybe.
I thought about adding a hook to the center for hanging an apron. What do you think? What’s the most unique towel bar you’ve seen?
PS: Hey, did you hear the news? June Minard won our $500 gift card giveaway– congratulations, June!