Protect your chairs with beach towel seat covers. Continue the beach theme with hand towel curtains.
Last month we vacation in Florida for spring break. We stayed in a condo that we rented on Perdido Key Bay. This condominium had great decorations including beach towel seat covers and hand towel curtains.
We like to go to the Gulf for spring break. Since I am so frugal, we usually rent a lower budget condo. This often means a very small space with tacky beach decor. This year we decided to rent a larger place bayside for about the same price. It was a much larger place, which allowed our daughter to bring a friend. The rental turned out to be nice.
This condominium was in the Innerarity Point Townhouse complex. Year-round residents, as opposed to renters, occupy most of the townhouses, so everything well kept up. I think this is why the owners of this condominium took the time and expense to make the place really nice.
The places we usually stay in have old rattan furniture that look like thrift store castoffs, but this residence had quality furniture and decorations. I should have gotten pictures of the whole place because it is very well decorated.
In addition to the unique beach and nautical decor, I was struck by two things the owners created using towels. One was seat cushion covers made with beach towels and the other was bathroom curtains made from hand towels.
Hand Towel Curtains
The hand towel curtains are super easy to make. Just fold down the top edge of the towel and inch or two depending on the size of your towel rod. Then stitch along the bottom edge of the folded part to form the curtain rod casing. Hang the curtain rod at the proper height so that the bottom edge of the curtain hits the bottom of the window. This bathroom had two hand towels to cover the window.
Beach Towel Seat Covers
The kitchen and dining area of the condominium had high-quality rattan chairs and stools that came with light colored pads. These pads were protected with slipcovers made from beach towels.
Lay the seat cover down on a beach towel folded in half. Cut around the seat cushion giving one to two inches around the edge. With right sides together, stitch three of the edges together. Apply hook and loop tape to the back edge. Turn the cover inside out and put the cushion in. The ties from the cushion were folded into the edge of the slipcover.
Bright beach towels were used for these slipcovers, but they worked with the themed of the condominium. The hand towel curtains with the flip-flops design were probably the closest to tacky beach themed, but it was isolated to the half bath so it worked overall.
We will definitely rent this condominium again for future spring break trips. What sort of things have you created using towels?
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