Friday, November 18, 2011

Rack Attack

I've been making more racks.  While digging through my stash of fragments and such, I came across a vintage drawer front, vintage hooks with a soft green patina, molding, and more hooks.  The drawer front was one of those pieces I knew I would eventually find a use for.  I loved the weathered paint, crackling, and the floral decal.








This is where I started.



I thought about filling in the hole where the knob was, but decided to stagger a third hook.  The colors work perfectly together.









I left the evidence of it's former life by just sanding the rough edges, and sealing the back.




Love it.  A rack that was meant to be.



Next, a piece of molding.  This was one long piece that I sawed in half.  The color was already there, I just gave it a good sanding to distress.



I added another one of my decorative back plates followed by a numbered tack.  I used the same combo on my "villabarnes" carrier seen here.




Finally, I attached two long hooks.  I'll be doing the same thing with the other piece.



No painting on either of these.  Just a little re-imagining.









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44 comments:

cityfarmer said...

want!

beachcomber said...

gorgeous! have been wanting to make some of these.
x

Petite Michelle Louise said...

love..love. So wish you lived nearby! ;)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Both are nice but i love the second one.

The Cranky Queen said...

Love the green with the 25 & awesome hardware...Thanx for sharing! Tiffany
Drop by and see me over at my blog palace sometimes. Tiffany

Terry said...

Love both of them and your photos are really something else. Love the closeup of the leaves (I think they're leaves, lol).

Kelly said...

Those are cute. i love the crackled paint on them too.

Rhonda said...

Love them

Heaven's Walk said...

I don't even know what to say about your incredible talent anymore, Rosemary. You consistently leave me speechless, girl. :)

xoxo laurie

Irma@CosasBellas said...

What beautiful pieces, Rosemary!
I actually like the third hook on the first piece. And the second piece ~be still my heart~ the color, patina, backplate...perfection!
Why do we live so far apart? lol

Have a blessed weekend,
Irma

Kim said...

Ditto some of the other remarks. Your creativity is amazing. These are so useful as well as stunning.

Angie said...

I love making coat hooks out of old junk too - love yours!

I hope you'll link this up at Knick of Time Tuesday - the party is going on now.

http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/11/knick-of-time-tuesday-8-sheet-music.html

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

Barbara Jean said...

Great shelves.

blessings
barbara jean

pink*cherub*moon said...

Rosemary, these are really gorgeous! No painting either - easy peezy! You really have a wonderful selection of items in your stash! Thanks for sharing! I always love reading your posts and seeing what you've been up to. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Leena

elizabeth said...

I can't have enough things with hooks it seems. Love these! Thanks for your kind comment on my winter painting.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Rosemary, these are so awesome! I think they are wonderful!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,

Love these!!
They would make a great gift...
Enjoy your weekend.
All the Best,
Christine

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love either, in case you want to send me a Christmas present ;). Have a great weekend!
Debbie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Rosemary, they are great! They are going to be perfect for hanging so many things:)
Have a wonderful weekend.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rosemary you absolutely amaze me! I love your talent!!

jcreviston said...

I want one!! I love them!

frugal-interior-design said...

Love both but favor the green one simply cuz I'm crazy about shades of green.
:-)

Sue said...

They both look great, although my heart always takes me to the chippy paint! And what a great way to recycle!

Take care, Sue

Krista-Artista said...

Really beautiful. I love how you are giving new life to old things.
Krista
krista-artista.blogspot.com

andrea said...

I love those number tacks! andrea@townandprairie

Revi said...

Another winner (or two!) I love the way you think. :)
=Revi

Bella said...

Hi Rosemary,
You always have gorgeous stuff going on, love the chippy perfection of the first one!!
Bella

Kris said...

Rosemary,

You did a great job on these pieces. You have a great eye.

Kris

eclecticrevisited said...

gorgeous hardware..you always find the best fixtures and bits and pieces to make new things with...always amazed at what you create next..love shabby chic eclectic look of these little racks..
best,
maureen

kpaints said...

You got me now...I saved some parts of old drawers...perfect for something like this! Thanks for the idea! (I knew I saved those for something!)

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

total fantasticness! I love both, but the chippy one is my fave.

The DIY Show Off said...

Rosemary, those are beautiful! I just love your vintage creations!

Cindy said...

I agree, you always leave me speechless! :)

Kansas Amy said...

Amazing! I love the look of old things!

Betsy said...

Love them both! They were just waiting for you to come along!

fialka012 said...

♡❤♡

Okio B Designs said...

I love all of its chippy goodness!

Jeanine

Sherry said...

I like the second one, glad you didn't paint it.

Cindy said...

I love your coat racks! I could use one at my back door. I have an old piece of molding that I have done like that, hmmm...I wonder where I put it, I may have to go find it.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Hugs, Cindy

lvroftiques said...

So perfectly shabby! Love em Rosemary! Vanna

Vicky said...

These are great! I know just the place this would work in my house. I am a new follower from hope Studios. Vicky from Mess For Less

D @ The Shady Porch said...

This is a great project! We going to Goodwill today to find old dressers to use the drawers! I would love to have you share this project at my party! http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

Rosemary, you have such a special touch and create the most amazing things! I love this - and you know what really stands out to me is the keyhole! Love this :) Thanks for sharing!

Lili said...

WOW, love them both SO much! ~Lili