3.30.2010

Luggage Rack Renovation!

Hello friends!

Well, I can't say that our spring break was restful, but I am glad we had it. My husband and daughter both ended up getting diagnosed with strep throat, and then my son got some other kind of nasty bug that he's still fighting. Wa-hoo! Lots of couch-sitting and cherry Icees (which my husband swears are necessary when one is sick).

But in between all the medicine doses, I got to work on a few projects! I've had this luggage rack in the basement for over a year. Ugly, dinged up, and with some seriously gross-looking straps to hold it together, it was no prize at the thrift store when I picked it up (for $5!).

I gave it a coat of primer, followed by two coats of creamy white (Country Dairy by Behr). Then my very accommodating husband removed the old, ugly straps and attached these new leather ones (bought by the yard from Joann's).

He just used a few upholstery tacks to get the job done. What a great result for not a lot of time!
And why did it take me a whole year to do such a simple project?


11 comments:

MamaSue said...

That looks great. You always come up with the cutest "trash to treasure" ideas. Sorry about Hubs and the kids. You stay well!

Connie said...

The same reason it takes all of us a year, chickee; we keep putting it off because "life" rears its ugly head! Disgusting, ain't it, sugar. *Sigh*....

:-)
xoxo,
Connie

Laura said...

Eeks those before straps are scary. You did a great job fixing it up!

Tomorrow I'm featuring a tutorial for toilet paper roll napkin rings. I'd love it if you stopped by!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Sometimes those simple projects are the ones that it takes me the longest to do--I'm an expert at procrastinating!

~ Sarah

Jboo said...

That turned out super!!!

Hope everyone is feeling better! I think chocolate marshmallow bunnies help with illnesses too! :)

Have a great Easter!

Janet

SugarberrySensations said...

Wow, that looks soooo awesome! You go girl! And just think, you did that on top of playing nurse!

It's fabulous!

♥Lori

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Soooo simple...yet it looks GREAT!

Happy Easter!
Blessings,
Linda

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

Great idea! I need to get one of these for the guest room but they cost a fortune. I really need to head down your way to do some thrifting :-)

And it probably took you a whole year because you have TWO children, one of them is a baby! You should give yourself a pat on the back for everything that you accomplish. I wish I had enough time to do half the stuff that you do.

-Desiree

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Ugh! My daughter used to get strep quite often when she was younger (I did too as a kid). Hope everyone is feeling better!

Great job on the luggage rack - it looks so pretty now!

Manuela

Kara said...

Adorable!

Amy said...

I have a long list of excuses that explain why it takes me a year to do a project (if it ever gets finished). It sure feels good to finish, though, even after such a long wait!