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 Towel Rack
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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
- No 3 Round Brush
- Lamp Black Americana Paint
From the Raggedy Bits Project Barn
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!