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.

Sharing With:

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

  2. So wish you lived nearby! ;)

  3. Both are nice but i love the second one.

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

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

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

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

    xoxo laurie

  8. 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,

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

  10. 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.

    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

  11. 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

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

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

  14. Hi Rosemary,

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

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

  16. 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

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

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

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

    Take care, Sue

  20. Really beautiful. I love how you are giving new life to old things.

  21. I love those number tacks! andrea@townandprairie

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

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

  24. Rosemary,

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


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

  26. 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!)

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

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

  29. Amazing! I love the look of old things!

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

  31. I love all of its chippy goodness!


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

  33. 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

  34. So perfectly shabby! Love em Rosemary! Vanna

  35. 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

  36. 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!

  37. 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!

  38. WOW, love them both SO much! ~Lili


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