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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂
You've created a real treasure! Love the pop of pink showing through and the LOVE addtion.
It really is a treasure that you will enjoy for years to come. What a perfect way to display a pretty quilt! Enjoy!
Thank you Betsy! 🙂
Thank you for your kind words! 🙂
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!!
Thank you Patty for your sweet words and popping by and saying hello!! LOL yes "cuppa" definitely does give away where I'm from!! 🙂
What sweet parents! They have a good eye for potential in cast-offs. You do, too. Great upcycle.
Yes they surely are! Thank you Audra! 🙂
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!
Great re-do. I'm working on a quilt rack right now and re-did one a couple weeks ago. I love them. Finding them curbside is the best!
I came over from Prodigal pieces.
What a great transformation! It looks so pretty now.
Thank you Susiek! 🙂
Hi Kim, Thank you for stopping buy and can't wait to see what you do with your quilt rack! 🙂
Thank you Amalia! 🙂