Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Luggage Rack

Over the next week, you will see changes to my blog.  I have partnered with Elizabeth from The Mustard Ceiling to design a header and do a few changes that I cannot wrap my brain around.  In the wee hours of the morning yesterday, our youngest son came into the office while I was playing around with blog designs.  He had been up most of the night with a stomach ache and was almost in tears when he entered the room.  I panicked and hit the wrong button before saving a copy of my blog.  Before I knew it, the whole layout was screwed up!  I just had to leave it in the mess it was in because my sweet boy needed me.  If you popped over here in the midst of ruin yesterday, my apologies.  As with any renovation things tend to look worse before they look better.  I feel certain that my new fairy blog mother will wave her magic wand and make this little blog everything I want it to be.

Moving on to a little before & after project...




I picked up this luggage rack at my local Salvation Army for $2.  My husband needed a place to lay his outfit for work and I thought this would work.  Long story short, his closet is upstairs and our bedroom/bathroom is downstairs.


I ordered this Greek Key trim and gave the luggage rack a fresh coat of white gloss paint.






Slowly this room is coming together.  Adding a white piece to the room keeps the other traditional furniture from being too stodgy.

In case you  missed it, be sure to check out the giveaway from Fabulous But Frugal.

35 comments :

  1. Oh wow, it is so pretty
    Great job!!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  2. I bought the same one-- but I did yellow with blue and white striped trim. I like yours MUCH better!!

    Good luck with the layout headaches...

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  3. What a find & you made it into a treasure! Great job.

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  4. Love the luggage rack! The greek key was just a perfect match for that and @ $2, you got a steal! Looking forward to the new blog look!

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  5. I picked up one of these at a Goodwill quite a while ago and still haven't done anything with it. Yours looks great! I love what you did and thanks for reminding me!

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  6. We have contacted the same lady about our blog design. We can't figure out how to get a thumbnail photo to accompany our blog banner when it is on someone's blog roll. Duh. Anyway, that was a great find and transformation of the luggage rack. Your guests will love it.

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  7. Love your luggage rack! That greek key trim is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. oh gorgeous! it's so you with the greek key pattern now, too! love it!

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  9. Love the greek key and the white together. Fabulous idea. Elizabeth was my fairy blog mother too! She's awesome.

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  10. Love the luggage rack which is so very useful when having guests at the house.

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  11. What a pretty makeover you did here...hopover and show it off at my party...hope to see ya there:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. Hope your son is feeling better - some crazy viruses going around right now; that time of year, unfortunately. Luggage rack looks perfect. It is great how small changes can make a big difference.

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  13. Perfect for upcoming holiday guests! We had some out of state friends stay with us last weekend and I was thinking how nice it would be to have a luggage rack. I'll have to watch for one at Goodwill...

    Can't wait to see your new blog look! I'm sure it will be great! I love Elizabeth's designs!

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  14. You can never go wrong with greek key in my book, great makeover!

    I know the new look will be fabulous, her style & your style - WOW!

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  15. Wow, $2? That is a great deal. You made it look very chic...nice! Your blog already looks gorgeous but good luck with whatever you're doing. I'm sure it will be beautiful.

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  17. Oh my gosh! I totally have the reversed out version of your luggage rack. Also a re-hab!

    http://thenestinggame.com/2011/01/18/my-friends-have-baggage/

    Clearly, I love yours!

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  18. Rene, hope your son is feeling better! Poor kid!!
    LOVE your luggage rack with that ribbon! You have such a great eye for items to makeover. So pretty.

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  19. Hi Rene, Totally understandable - the kids have to come first! Love what you have done with the luggage stand. I've recently added a touch of white to a dark living room and I am loving the results. Liz

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  20. This looks great...I'm going to be on the look out for one! Amazing what a little white paint can do! Hope your little guy is feeling better!
    annie

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  21. Well, everything looks great now. The new header is perfect. I love the luggage rack. I think that has to be the best $2 spent!

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  22. Lovely luggage rack! Hope your little one was better quickly!

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  23. Love the new header and the luggage stand too
    xo
    Pam

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  24. I'm so excited that you're working with Elizabeth on your new blog design - isn't she wonderful?? I'm really excited to see your new look. And amazing what a little greek key and paint can do to jazz up that luggage stand - it's great!!

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  25. What a great little makeover!! I'm always impressed Rene! :)

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  26. Hope your sweet boy is feeling better!! Elizabeth is great...love what she did for my blog. I am glad she is so successful.

    Beautiful luggage rack...so useful.

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  27. I hope your son is feeling better, Rene. The luggage rack is fantastic! What a beautiful transformation. I love Greek Key. I bet your husband likes this!

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  28. What a beautiful transformation. I just love your work!
    Abby

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  29. Simple, but fabulous! My husband needs something like have the same situation with closets - I will have my eye open now for one!

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  30. Rene, it looks awesome! I love when a tiny project has such a big impact!

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  31. Well crap, I see those everywhere and who knew they could be so cute.....I guess you did.

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  32. Nice! What a great little project. I have a similar luggage rack that could really use a makeover like this -- the Greek Key is key ;). Adding it to the list!
    Camille

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  33. P.S.

    Did you attach the trim with staples? Just curious.
    Camille

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  34. Thanks everybody! This was so easy a monkey could do it :) Camille, yes, I folded the trim under for a clean finish and stapled it.

    --René

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  35. I love it, Rene! Such a simple upgrade, but REALLY effective. Greek Key makes everything fresh. :)

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