I try never to waste any pieces, always manage to come up with odds and ends from cut offs. I had made a shelf from a pallet and had a beautiful end piece left. I had just the idea, a four hook towel rack for the pool area as everyone was always just throwing their towels on the floor after swimming. I sanded the wood well and painted with PVA, using white and gray. I also distressed into the wood a little for some extra texture. I had purchased hooks I looked, but they were gold, so I used spray paint and made them black and silver. I then used stenciling and black spray paint, and I coated it with a protective matt coating to endure weather conditions and awesome, towel rack finished and ready for use outside of the pool area.