Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hey, Nice (Clothing) Rack

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! 



P.S. Thanks to Miss Lauren for directing me to the amazingness that is Pic Monkey


Christina said...

That is so cute! I love transforming pieces that I already own into something new.

Coffee and Cardigans said...

This is such a fun DIY! The bright color is great and I bet it will be a fun piece to add to your room. Great way to update an old item - I'll have to keep this in mind!


Beetlebailey said...

Looks great! I ran out and did this to mine as soon as I read it. It's the simple things like a coat of paint. Thanks for the inspiration!

Magical Day Dream said...

Nice transformation, I love what a little spray paint can do!



Ester DurĂ£es said...

this is such a lovely DIY, thanks for sharing! :)

Drawing Dreaming

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

Such a cute re-make! I love anything pink :)

Kailey said...

Ahh I absolutely love the color paint you used! Wonderful job :D

Seeking Style said...

Cute! I've always wanted a clothing rack for my clothes!

xo Jennifer


Meganne said...

Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
Material Fixations

Ali Berger said...

What a FANTASTIC idea!! I love your blog! Can't wait to check back for more projects and fun inspiration!

Ali B.


Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

that's such a cute idea! i love the pink

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

Amy said...

cute idea, ive been looking for a rack like this!

Kacie said...

Love this DIY project! If you get a sec, I would love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo


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