May 3, 2010

Rack refurbishment

An antique luggage rack has been on my rummage/yard sale radar for a loooong time. When I spied this one two weeks ago (priced at $4), I grabbed it immediately. Luckily, there were no injuries. I had plans for this rack to live in our guest bedroom so suitcases would also have a nice place to rest.

I didn’t even think twice about those worn ribbons.

Instead, I saw a beautiful and functional piece of furniture that was perfect for an easy makeover project.

I happened to have this ribbon in my stash (also purchased at a rummage sale in a box like that one.) It was exactly the right width and had the same charm of the original luggage rack ribbon. I knew it was meant to be.

It took about 30 minutes to transform my find including the ribbon replacement and a good polish. A project that was finished up just in time for our guests over the past weekend. Suitcases are now within arms reach at this hotel. And we don’t even charge extra.
Filed Under: projects, thrifting


  1. nice find! You score such great items at yard sales!

    Josey's mom — May 11, 2010 @ 6:17 am
  2. Hi June,

    Love the luggage rack, I too was keeping an eye out
    for one, got mine at the local flea market, I carry mine in my car, along with my old style samsonite suitcase, full of art goodies. Thus, I have a mini traveling
    art studio! small sitting chair, hat, rack and art case… ready anytime!


    Anonymous — May 11, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

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