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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Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod says
Hey Ladies – We don’t think it is “out” – especially with your makeover. And it is surely a great way to display vintage quilts. Looks great!
it’s beautiful! call it a quilt rack and raise the price – funny but also not kidding. quilt racks are in.
Canary Street Crafts (Amy) says
Oh my gosh, Susan, that’s brilliant. I seriously don’t know why I didn’t think to call it a quilt rack and I’m totally changing the tag next time we go to our booth if it hasn’t sold.
I have my quilt rack in my dining room with beautiful crocheted tablecloths that my aunts made for me that I treasure.
Canary Street Crafts (Amy) says
That sounds beautiful, Marcia! I hadn’t thought to use one in a dining room but I absolutely love the idea.
I think they are outdated. However, I think they can be a “different” accessory to use in your home.
Restyling them should bring new interest.
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
I wouldn’t have had your vision, but love what you did with it! Loved your comments too, Clearly lots of people have really good ways of using blanket racks that aren’t dated at all:)
This looks great, Amy! I was thinking it would be pretty in a bathroom too, you know for towels? It would also look good in a nursery because I know new moms get a lot of pretty blankets. It looks fabulous. I’m thinking it’s not going to be in your booth for long at all. Hugs, CoCo
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
I think it would look great in a guest room actually! Throw some extra blanket on … Such a simple but pretty makeover! Love the distressing! Hope you have a great week! Xo