Hello, beautiful friends! Thank you so much for all the love on my very challenging piece that I shared on Thursday. You can see it HERE if you missed it. After all that work, I was ready for something easy! Today, I have just that…I’m sharing a painted metal quilt rack.
This rack started out like this:
I originally purchased this as a potential display piece for hanging stencils and decoupage papers on either side.
However, after not getting the larger space I had anticipated (Read more about that in my last booth tour HERE.), I just don’t have the floor space, so into my new haul it went!
It was marked down to $14.96:
I love clearance at the thrift store!
It had probably sat a bit too long because of these colored glass pieces maybe…
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To clean this one, I just wiped it down with a clean cloth to remove any visible dust and that was that.
I decided to bust out my medium spray shelter for this one…
I gave it one good coat of Rustoleum spray primer first:
That was just to get a quick first coat on.
The mop-like head makes it easier to paint something like this.
I could have just spray painted this piece, but I much prefer the look and feel of the chalk paint.
Next, I sanded all over once the paint was dry using 220 grit sand paper wrapped around an old sanding sponge.
I’ve skipped the distressing on my last few makeovers, but I personally love this look over white.
Once I had everything smooth and distressed the way I wanted, it was time to seal.
I have had issues with liquid sealers pulling pink hues when sealing metal pieces in the past, so I opted for Clear Best Dang Wax instead.
Using my La Petite brush makes it easy to apply:
You can apply it with a clean, soft cloth as well. And that is what I used to buff in the wax and remove any excess:
This makeover was almost too easy compared to my last makeover, but I didn’t mind that one bit!
Here is how this dated quilt rack looks all freshened up:
In theory, a quilt rack would be great at the bottom of the bed to hold excess blankets, but I would probably just toss them on there without much care and it would look all messy.
It would be great to display treasured family quilts or blankets though.
I personally have a thing for white vintage bedspreads like these…
One was a thrift store find and one was a $5 yard sale find many years ago. I have several and always keep on the lookout for them.
I like the shabby feel of the distressing…
I decided to add a small surprise on the sides in that circular area in the center of the side.
I pulled out my French Maison Knob Transfers and chose this butterfly…
I think these areas on the side also had the colored glass pieces at one time, but they had fallen out. I added a knob transfer on each side:
The other glass pieces just got painted over. They are the two round, solid pieces…
You could use one of these for towels also if you are lucky enough to have the space in your bathroom.
You’d probably need to Gator Hide it to waterproof it a bit though.
You could add a flat white basket on the bottom area there to hold extra TP.
I think I’d use it to display my favorite bedspreads!
I enjoyed working on an easy one, and I’m glad to finally get it out of the garage since it has been hanging around since early spring!
See what I’ve completed from this haul so far below if you missed any:
It is officially spooky season around here, and I am excited to get my Halloween decorating on! The boys and I brought everything down from the attic on Sunday, so I will be spending the rest of the week getting the skeleton party going!
I do hope you will join me here on Thursday. I’ll have a special post and giveaway in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month.
Be sure to check back for that!
Update: See what I shared in honor of Breast Cancer awareness HERE now!
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