Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Boudoir Organizer or Spice Rack?

The little spice rack I updated last week went so well, I thought I'd give another dowdy, outdated spice rack a new life as well.   I've had this in my stash for 2-3 years - time to do something with it or get rid of it!
Plain, boring, dirty, scuffed - not looking very loved.  I'm about to fix that!
My daughter hated the font "Spices" was carved in, so that had to go.  
A little wood filler and a good sanding took care of it.
Loved the tag on the back, but there was no easy way to save it...it's 
hidden under the paint now :(
Above is the rack after wood filler, sanding, and a couple coats of spray paint - Valspar's Pewter Gray in gloss finish.  A very light gray really.
And  fast forward to done!  This is the finished project after some distressing, walnut stain, and a cute little embellishment was added.
Perfect for the boudoir - to hold girly things like scarves, 
jewelry, sun hats, perfume....
maybe I should add a couple of cup hooks to the outer sides to hold more...
And of course it could still work great in a shabby kitchen 
with spice bottles lined up on the shelves.
What else might you use it for?  
Would love to get your ideas!  
Leave me a comment!

Cost: $5 for the rack at a yard sale
$1 for the embellishment
Maybe $1 for paint and stain, sandpaper, etc.
Total: A cool $7!

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Kindra-At Home With K said...

I really love the idea you used for a jewelry holder. The color and distressing is perfect. I'll have to look for that spray paint now. :) I have seen spice racks also turned into a craft rack. Filled with paints and supplies and then a dowel added to the bottom for a ribbon/wrapping paper holder. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

Simply Bungalow said...

Great idea! I see these all the time and never come up with a good repurpose idea. I LOVE this! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment. To answer your question. I didn't attach the foam with anything. But I did put a "lining" which I pulled really tight and tacked down to keep the foam in place.

radn said...

great repurposing! Last year I wrote a post on how to repurpose items for storage. Love it!

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CindyLou said...

I think this would be adorable as a plate display rack for the little teeny plates - maybe you'd find some that had lost their cup. Love it. I'm a new follower and I love your blog. Check me out when you can!

Kelly@imperfect homemaking said...

I love this idea! so clever!

Krafty Kat said...

Love this and you did such a great job with the finish. Sharing this on my FB page & thanks for dropping by! I'm your newest follower! ;)

Kelly said...

Genius! I love how this turned out.

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I didn't even think about the treated wood being dangerous! Thanks for the tip.


Glovers Lane said...

I'm loving this. I'll have to try something with that stain on top. Nice job girl!

Glovers Lane said...

I'm loving this. I'll have to try something with that stain on top. Nice job girl!

Selina@CreativeJjuicesDecor said...

Gorgeous!!! Love it and the color is perfect. thanks for stopping by my blog!

craftynan said...

hiya ,what a really cute way to display jewlery and lotions and potions x tfs

Erin said...

I love that you are using as a jewelry holder!! I would have never thought of that.

And the color is FABULOUS!!! :)

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