Kerbside Love – Re Purposed Quilt Rack

My parents found this old quilt rack on the side of the road and it quickly became a Kerbside Love - Re Purposed Quilt rack. It amazes the power of paint | www.raggedy-bits.com

I very am fortunate that my awesome parents keep an eye out when passing kerbside cleanups!!
Last week they popped in for a cuppa and they bought with them this sweet quilt/ towel rack. It looked as though it had been out in the weather for some time but I could see straight away that there was hope in saving this cutie pie! Sharing a Kerbside Love – Re Purposed Quilt Rack story with you! 

Kerbside Love – Re Purposed Quilt Rack

My parents found this old quilt rack on the side of the road and it quickly became a Kerbside Love - Re Purposed Quilt rack. It amazes the power of paint | www.raggedy-bits.com

Supplies needed:

  • Quilt/Towel Rack – I always see them at my local thrift store if you don’t stumble across one on  the side of the road.
  • Chalk Paint – I used a my own chalk mix but Fusion Mineral Paint would surely do the trick. The colors I used were Candy Pink and Milk.
  • Paint Brush
  • 120 grit sandpaper and sander
  • wax
  • chux cloth
  • Transfer paper
  • Americana Deco Art Lamp Black
  • No 3 Round Brush

Step 1 – Give the whole piece a wipe down to remove dirt and cobwebs.

 My parents found this old quilt rack on the side of the road and it quickly became a Kerbside Love - Re Purposed Quilt rack. It amazes the power of paint | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 2 – Using your choice of chalk paint as the base colour, paint 2 coats letting each coat dry in between. In this case for me it was the Candy Pink.

My parents found this old quilt rack on the side of the road and it quickly became a Kerbside Love - Re Purposed Quilt rack. It amazes the power of paint | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 3 – Using the lighter colour, in this case I used Milk paint a further 2 coats. Then using your sander go to town distressing until the under coat and the wood comes through.

My parents found this old quilt rack on the side of the road and it quickly became a Kerbside Love - Re Purposed Quilt rack. It amazes the power of paint | www.raggedy-bits.com
Step 3 –  Print out the word “love” using my your printer making sure that it fits onto the side of the quilt rack accordingly. Then using the carbon paper and stylus transfer the word onto the sides of the rack. Do this to both sides of the rack. Take your number 3 round brush and black paint block in the word ‘Love’. Distressed the words a little to blend in.
My parents found this old quilt rack on the side of the road and it quickly became a Kerbside Love - Re Purposed Quilt rack. It amazes the power of paint | www.raggedy-bits.com
So with a little bit of TLC, this sweet quit/towel rack is ready once again to serve its original purpose!!
 Happy Painting!!


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My parents found this old quilt rack on the side of the road and it quickly became a Kerbside Love - Re Purposed Quilt rack. It amazes the power of paint | www.raggedy-bits.com

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14 comments

  1. Sam, I popped in to see you from Vintage Inspirations. I knew without even looking that you were from Australia! Because of you saying "cuppa" and "straightaway." 🙂 I had a friend in Ballarat, Victoria and have come to know some of the speech. I would have saved this quilt rack also…. you did a great job giving it a makeover!!
    patty
    texas

  2. You know, I see these quilt racks everywhere and think what could I do to make them more attractive, and perhaps repurpose them? I love your post to use the quilt rack for what they were intended. I think quilts are coming back in again. Great paint job!

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