Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share this little project I worked on last week during my brief period of non-office working.
In my house for the summer, I didn't have a closet. I didn't know what I was going to do, because a lot of my clothes are ones that should be hung up. My mom says to me, "You know, I have this old clothing rack downstairs in the basement. If you help me clean all the old jackets off of it, you may have it." Who can say no to a deal like that?! (Also, besides 20 year old jackets there was also a bunch of my mom's old clothes from high school like this dress. I swear, I was like a little kid on Christmas morning.)
Now, the rack was in okay shape. A little shake-y and rusty at the bottom. My mom said, "Laura, you should paint it!" So, my sister-in-law gave me the left over materials that she used to paint my niece's bed and I now have a lovely orchid colored clothing rack, that is looking lovely in my dorm room, I might add.
First, I put the rack on a tarp because I didn't want to kill the grass. I used a wire brush and sandpaper - 150 grit, I believe (see Dad, I know things) to get a majority of the rust off the bottom.
Then I sprayed it all over with Rust Off Primer. Then I went and watched 2 episodes of The Big Bang Theory, because that would be an hour to let the primer dry. (Bazinga! - sorry had to - if you don't understand watch this. So hilarious)
Then, after I was done watching Sheldon's antics I went out and painted the rack with American Accent spray paint in orchid. I let it dry for a little more and presto- I now have a lovely, rust-free clothing rack, perfect for holding my dresses!
The swimsuit is being sold at my Etsy shop! Check it out.
Why must cats always photo-bomb my pictures?
Have a kick butt day everyone!