Farmhouse Towel Rack

A friend of mine was having a little Spring clean and asked me if I could do anything with a quilt rack. As soon as she showed me the cogs in my brain were churning away! The structure was sound but it had a few scratches and water marks, which were all easily fixed. If you’ve been following me on facebook you’ll know I’m a bit of a nut for Farmhouse Style, so I decided to turn it into a Farmhouse Towel Rack!

Farmhouse Quilt/Towel Rack. A sweet makeover for a dated quilt/towel rack |www.raggedy-bits.com

Farmhouse Towel Rack

Farmhouse Quilt/Towel Rack. A sweet makeover for a dated quilt/towel rack |www.raggedy-bits.com

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Supplies needed for Farmhouse Towel Rack:

  • Quilt/Towel Rack – I was very lucky to have bought mine from a friend but I quite often see them at my local Thrift Store
  • Sander – You can get a great Black and Decker Sander which I have used before from Amazon for $29.99 but for this project I used a Bosch Sander that my hubby bought me for Christmas.
  • 180 & 120 grit Sandpaper
  •  Paint Brush
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Duckegg Chalk Paint
  • Carbon Paper
  • Stylus
  • No 3 Round Brush
  • Lamp Black Americana Paint

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Farmhouse Quilt/Towel Rack. A sweet makeover for a dated quilt/towel rack |www.raggedy-bits.com

Using  my sander and 180 grit sandpaper I gave the entire towel rack a sand just to smooth out the water marks and scratches. Then I got to work with my paint brush and painted the ends with the white chalk paint. As the wood was a little dark I had to give them 3 coats. As I let each coat of the white dry I then gave the rungs of the towel rack 2 coats of duck egg chalk paint.

Farmhouse Quilt/Towel Rack. A sweet makeover for a dated quilt/towel rack |www.raggedy-bits.com

Then changing over my sand paper to 120 grit on my sander I then sanded back the rack back to let some of  the wood come through.

Farmhouse Quilt/Towel Rack. A sweet makeover for a dated quilt/towel rack |www.raggedy-bits.com

I then went to Pic Monkey and printed out a stamp image. You can find the image in the overlay section under postal. I use Pic Monkey for all of my photo editing and it’s a nice easy program to use! I then  transferred the image onto the sides of the rack using the carbon paper and my stylus.

Once all transferred I then used my No3 round brush and Lamp Black paint I painted on the design.

Farmhouse Quilt/Towel Rack. A sweet makeover for a dated quilt/towel rack |www.raggedy-bits.com

Once completely dry I sanded back the design to give it a nice aged look. Then to seal in her brand new look I gave her a wax.

Farmhouse Quilt/Towel Rack. A sweet makeover for a dated quilt/towel rack |www.raggedy-bits.com

And here she is already to make her new Farmhouse Towel Rack debut at a recent market at Millthorpe  Markets!

She didn’t sell that day but if you would like to take her home you can find her in my shop. (SOLD)

It’s so nice to be able to give tired old  furniture a new look rather than throw it out and saves a whole stack of $$$ at the same time!

Happy Painting!

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What Meegan Makes – Inspiration Monday

Lamberts Lately – Create It Thursday

KreativK – Sweet Inspiration

Blogghette – Happiness is Homemade

Rustic & Refined – Dishing it Digging it

Thoughts from Alice – Sundays at Home

Oh My Heartsie Girl – Friday Features

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17 comments

  1. Another great repurpose Sam! I’m loving the idea to have it as a towel rack! It turned out so nice, I’m sure it’ll sell very soon and I’m wishing I’d live a tiny bit closer 😉

  2. Thank for you for an awesome tutorial and for linking up this week at the Happiness is Homemade Linky Party. Your post will be featured on this coming Sunday’s post. Thank you and have a great week!

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