We found this old blanket rack in a thrift store last week for just a couple bucks. My mom wasn’t feeling it and thought no one uses them anymore. But I’m not sure if that’s true? What do you think? Either way, I knew it would be a fast and easy turnover and would look pretty in our booth.
Here’s a before picture. Nothing remarkable, just plain wood, but it was sturdy and undamaged.
The ladies at Bungalow 47 recently sent us a few different paints to try for free, including Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell chalk paint in color London Light. It’s a soft gray that to me looks like it has a bit of a lavender tone. Very pretty and feminine.
The paint is quite thick and has great coverage. I actually thinned it with a little water and it only took a couple coats to fully cover the dark wood.
Once it was painted, it was still looking a bit plain, so I decided to paint a fleur de lis on either side. I used this method (minus the enlarging) for using chalk to transfer the fleur de lis. When that was dry I distressed the whole thing with a fine grit sanding block.
I sealed it with Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell clear coat (also a gift from Bungalow 47).
What do you think? Are blanket racks out or is there still a place for them? Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!
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