Thursday, August 1, 2013

Trash to Treasure Photo Display

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this old baker's rack shelf when I spotted it at an antique show last month.  It was stacked in a pile with a bunch of others, so after some digging and careful examination I chose this one to come home with me.

Darn, why didn't I buy more than one?

This is after I cleaned it up and sprayed it with a couple of coats of matte sealer.  Years of
labor in an industrial kitchen left it with this fabulous "baked on finish."

The shelf by itself would be a fun way to display photos, but the addition of the jute
webbing (*affiliate link) gives it some texture and a pop of color. 

I drilled two holes in the top of the rack, doubled the twine, twisted it, thread it through the holes, then tied it in a knot.  To keep the webbing in place, I used a little E6000 on each end.

Perfect for photos, cards, memos, and even jewelry!!

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56 comments:

  1. Hi Betsy, You had another fabulous idea to repurpose a vintage find. The baker's rack makes such a great picture holder.
    I guess we've all been there, asking ourselves why we didn't buy more of a specific item. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that you find such racks again at another show.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  2. Wow! I love that! The jute webbing really finishes it off nicely.Such a great find!

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  3. This is just too cute...what a great idea and so simple. Love the jute.

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  4. Awesome Betsy! I love the addition of the jute... what a great idea!

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  5. What a clever idea! You are so creative.

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  6. Another winning idea and you continue to astound me!

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  7. Fabulous, my friend! Just fabulous!!!

    Hey, you won my necklace!!! I haven't posted yet on my blog but as I was visiting you, I thought I would let you know! Now I KNOW I have your addy somewhere, but if you could send it to me, then I don't have to look through the pile of junk on my desk, ha ha ha, AND I have to look for the necklace which I boxed up and put away from safe keeping . . . ?!?&*#

    xo
    Marsha

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  8. Hi Lady, this is another great you've created...loving it!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Loretta xx

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  9. Splendid. I can see it sporing some Christmas finery too.

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  10. Oh this is superb!! I love the addition of the webbing and how you displayed the pins on it as well -- yep, should have grabbed more!

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  11. Love this! I recently tried to use my jute webbing to make a booth sign and decided against it, it just didn't work for me. (Although your sign was great!) Your ideas for its' uses are original, can't wait to see more. (I've got a big roll of it waiting for me to do something with it!)

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  12. What a fun way to use it! I need something like that for jewelry. I know you'll have fun looking for more now! Sweet hugs!

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  13. Fabulous industrial chic. Love how it can actually be used to display treasures...

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  14. OH -- I love the jewelry application!

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  15. If I had just a teeny tiny bit of the creativity that lives in your mind, I would be delighted. This is such a cool piece! I love the addition of the jute webbing; I think that adds a perfect finishing touch. Love this!!

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  16. I never would've thought of repurposing this the way you did. Brilliant! Love it! Patti

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  17. I would have never thought of that, good eye, it is fabulous

    Carol

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  18. Such a creative idea, Betsy!
    I really love it and see I'll enjoy your blog a lot.
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

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  19. You make the coolest items from your found items. Who would have know that a baker's rack could make such a lovely photo display. Love it.

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  20. It's really great, Betsy - you always come up with the most creative ideas for things! I love it! xo

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  21. I would have never thought of doing this! Pretty clever!

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  22. I'm really liking this. It makes me want to pull out one of my oven racks, give it some age, and see if I could get a similar effect. Only thing is, hubby likes to eat. I guess I'll just keep my eyes open for one!

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  23. Betsy this is just so perfect for showing off photos and jewelry!!! Love the jute and the little pop of red! Thanks for sharing at TTF!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  24. The webbing is perfect and gives another surface where one can attach special items. Perfect repurpose, as always!!!

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  25. You never cease to amaze me.

    What a great idea!

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  26. Fantastic! I love it. New follower visiting from The Thrifty Groove's Thrifty Things Friday party.

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  27. I just love that. It's wonderful and so creative. Great job.
    Rebecca

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  28. very cool!! I like how you think:):)

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  29. Betsey, This is way too cool. Love the addition of the jute webbing. Now you have my mind going 100 miles an hour. I have some of that jute and have been wanting to use in a project. I have to find an appropriate shelf. Thank you, Girl! You are the best!!

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  30. Love it!! Great idea to hold jewelry. I need to keep an eye out for one to have in my booth at shows. Yep...Love it!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  31. This is adorable! I have a couple of these racks at home. You should come share this on DIY Sunday Showcase I Co-host. It opens today at 5!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  32. I love this piece, the jute really sets it off, like minded blogger now following via bloglovin, stopped by via funky junk party!

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  34. Love it!! The jute makes it extra fun :)

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  35. INCREDIBLE idea! I'm in love with it now! The jute totally makes it pop! Glad I saw this on Funky Junk, thanks for sharing! I redid a mopey old maple dresser.

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  36. It is perfection!! Love it!
    Jane

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  37. Betsy,
    Really cute!! at first i thought it was the grate from an old box fan...

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  38. Don't forget to go to Niles/Fremont at the end of the month for their antique flea market and streets of yard sales behind the city. It is usually the last Sunday of the month in August, if they are still doing it.
    Just beginning to follow your blog, dear. Love what I see!
    hugs,
    Teresa in central California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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  39. I'm totally nuts over this! what a great idea, I'll be sharing this over at Be Inspired this week!

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  40. I am in love with this! The webbing adds a little something to the rack and really pops it's personality out!

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  41. LUV IT!!!! I just purchased 20 yds of webbing yesterday...now I am off to my cottage to see what I have out there so I can be a copy cat:)Glad that we are soooo far apart from each other.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  42. fun! I love old wire racks....
    and you know I always try to make photo holders out of everything..

    hugs
    barb

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  43. What a cool project! It's so simple too! I've featured this on I Love That Junk and various other places. :) Thanks so much for linking up to Party Junk!

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  44. Love your creativity! Such a fun idea please Come link up at my party going on now at the Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/08/centerpiece-wednesday-87-and-something.html
    Karin

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  45. betsy--love the addition of the webbing. :) it's just so cozy looking to me... so homey.

    catching you!
    gail

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  46. Found you via Common Ground. Great repurpose! Very creative!!!

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  47. I simply adore this! I do believe I need one : ) Thank you so much for sharing! : ) Hugs!

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  48. This is awesome! I have a ton of this jute webbing hanging around and I will be making one of these for sure! Thank you.

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  49. I highlighted this post on my blog tonight http://www.thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/08/centerpiece-wednesday-88.html
    Karin

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  50. I love this rack- so clever. The addition of the jute was a great idea.

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  51. Great idea... I just acquired a rack similar to that and the jute webbing may be just what it needs to make a nice display rack.
    Thanks for sharing you talent.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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