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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fabric Rack

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This summer I am planning a BIG makeover at my house. I will be tackling my living/dining room which doubles as my guest/craft room. Trust me when I say it is in DESPERATE need of a makeover. We moved in to our house 2 weeks before my son was born (3 years ago!) and never really had the chance to decorate. So to say that I am SUPER EXCITED about this makeover is an understatement!

Here's a sneak peek of the before...

(told you it was in desperate need of a makeover!).

Since my dining room is also my craft room, I've been trying to think of ways to organize my crafts so they can be put away when we need the room to function as a dining room. However, I also want to be inspired in this room at the same time.

I picked up this little jewel at a thrift store the other day for about $3. You may even have one laying around your house. It's a wooden CD rack that has been painted black. You may be asking yourself, "how in the world are you going to use that in a craft room?". Just wait, I promise you're going to be blown away!

First, I painted it this fun apple green color (which is also the color I painted our bedroom since I'm also doing a makeover in there...stay tuned for that before and after!). I did prime it first since it was black and I had to paint 2 coats of the green.


I only painted one coat on the sides, because...


I Mod Podged some super cute paper on the sides.


The bird paper wasn't big enough to cover the entire side, but instead of trying to match another piece up to the first, I decided to use this coordinating striped paper. I really love the look of it and I think it adds such a fun detail, I'm glad the bird paper wasn't big enough!

Still wondering how I used this (now cute) CD rack? Check it out...


As a fabric rack! I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!


Obviously all of my fabric is not going to fit on this little rack, but I'm using it more to display some of my favorites.


I just love to look at all of these beautiful fabrics and it really is inspirational! It's so nice to SEE all of my beautiful fabrics rather than have them folded up in a drawer or cabinet. It will also be useful for hanging fabrics that I'm currently using on a project.

Do you love it as much as I do? I think this is a great way to kick off my Craft Room Makeover! Stay tuned for more projects!


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51 comments:

  1. This will be fun to watch, your off to a good start! it takes awhile to get back on track after a baby. Mines 29 and I am back in the game ha!

    Carol

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  2. That seriously rock!!!
    I like it a lot!! I agree with you: it was a good thing that the paper bird wasn't big enough!!
    Best of luck to your makeovers, you'll be very beasy!

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  3. This is a really cute idea! We have 2 dvd racks just like these, one of which we currently use as a shoe rack! I may just have to turn it to a new purpose now... Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  4. This is totally brilliant...Now I am going to have to keep my eye out for some of these they would be great for my doilies and hankies!!

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  5. that looks so adorable! i love the paper you used on the sides- so whimsical and fun!

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  6. I thought some of them looked like hankies but wasn't sure - - I loooooooooooooove the lily-of-the-valley hankie....

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  7. Perfect for a craft room. I'd steal it for my powder room! Jane F.

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  8. It just looks so neat and organized! Thanks for linking up.

    nv-craftenvy.blogspot.com

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  9. That is adorable! Love the papers!

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  10. Oh, wow! I love it. I've seen one of these at Goodwill before, but I didn't even know what it was. I'll have to check and see if it's still there.

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  11. Hi! Found you at Check me out Saturday...
    I love this idea! I can imagine putting some of my ironed ready to cut fabrics there until I get time to cut them. I'll have to look out for something similar. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  12. This looks great! Love the striped paper and print combo- Love it!
    Jennette
    Smart and Trendy Moms

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  13. Very cute idea! Using your dining room for a craft room is a much more practical use for it. My daughter used to call our dining room the "Thanksgiving Room" when she was little. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog and for following!

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  14. That is the cutest idea ever! I love it! Stopping by from Motivate Me Monday.
    -Mama E
    www.homeandheartsblog.com

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  15. How cute and clever! I see those CD racks everywhere and I've never considered doing this with them. Smart lady, you taught me!

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  16. Great idea and have fun with your redo.

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  17. Love it! Super Cute :-) I adore handmade items. They're so original. I love homemade altogether!

    http://livingonhomemade.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh you're right - this is an awesome idea! I have some fat quarters that I just hate that they are folded and put away in a closet. I'd love to have them out inspiring me with how cute they are. I see these all the time at Goodwill, so hopefully I"ll see one again soon!

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  19. Too cute and clever!!!!! :O)

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  20. Oh wow! I adore it. What a wonderful metamorphosis.

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  21. this is a great idea, i use a baby gate for my fabrics, but yours is much cuter

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  22. I love this!! I've seen those racks and I'm gonna try and find one. You know how it is: you see them when you don't need one. I'll use it to display my hankie collection! TY for the great idea :D Met Monday

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  23. That is super cute! I absolutely love the colors of it! Great job!

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  24. That is a very clever idea! A few of the fabrics looked like hankies or linens, so I thought it might be right for table cloths and napkins too? For the dinning room? Love that green!

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  25. Wonderful idea! Every craft room needs this! I love the apple green and the pretty paper you lined the sides with!

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  26. Really cute and a good way to show off that pretty fabric while it's waiting to be made into something. Thanks for linking up to Craftastic Monday!

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  27. Adorables, what a cute transformation. Love how your repurposed it to a great new use! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I so identify with your dining room chaos, mine is the same only more of a mess, with sewing, vintage finds, scrapbooking, laces, beads, etc.etc. I'll be watching to see how you figure it out. I think a starting place for me is to purchase a stand alone screen to hide it from the rest of the house!
    love your new fabric rack, I guess you could do the same thing with a quilt rack.
    Tracey

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  29. Love it! I have a collection of vintage dishtowels that I adore and are usually hidden in drawers. Something like this would be perfect. With the rise in ipods, I see these kinds of racks at the Goodwill all the time.

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  30. Great transformation. Love the color and the added prints. You have some amazing quilts! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~Stephanie Lynn

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  31. Oh, I love it! I was just looking at my craft area the other day and wondering how I could use my fabric stash to jazz it up. Wonderful post!

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  32. This is a darling idea and what a find. Perfect ending!

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  33. Great idea! Love the mod podged paper!

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  34. super duper cute! it's inspiring me to get my fabric out of that rubbermaid box. visiting from take a look tues

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  35. I am lovin' it and thanks for showing it off at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hope you had a great time at my PAR-TAY!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  36. wow! great repurpose! It looks super cute!
    gail

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  37. Great use of a CD rack, what a clever girl you are!

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  38. Love this rack!! It's gorgeous and who would have thought it had a former life. Now that it's living the good life, I'm sure that's one happy rack. Love your color choice also.

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  39. This is so precious! It is fun and sweet and functional, which all adds up to a perfect "bragable" project. Thank you for sharing. I'm definitely bookmarking this one!

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  40. This is crazy cute. I love it. After seeing this, I went to Goodwill yesterday and found one for $3. I am going to sand, primer and paint today after work. I just love this idea.As much as we spend on fabric, we really need it out in plain view so we can enjoy and so it gives us inspiration.

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  41. You are so right it is to cute! I can't wait to follow you on this makeover. GOOD LUCK, Vicky

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  42. Beautiful! Totally Beautiful! :)

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  43. brilliant...too bad I just got rid of my husband's old CD rack...it was super tall and could have held A LOT of fabric:)

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  44. What a great way to repurpose that. I love the paper you've chosen on the sides. Cute Cute CUTE!!

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  45. I love this! Thanks for linking it up to Saturday is Crafty Day...I hope you'll come back tomorrow.

    Also I featured this on my blog yesterday. http://iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com/2010/05/favorite-features.html

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  46. looks great! love that you mod podged the side! new follower.

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  47. Very clever! It' looks great!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  48. love it! come and link up to making monday marvelous!

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  49. Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

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  50. Thanks for linking and helping to make this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

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