I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
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Remember the magnetic doors I made in the May Upcycle Challenge?
I made them for my tiny sunroom, which has been dubbed “The Wine Shrine”.
This month, the Wine Shrine gets a new upcycle project – a hanging wine rack.
I found this wine rack at my local thrift store for $3.99. I’m not sure if it’s one component of a bigger piece, or meant to stand alone – I know I’ve seen similar racks that hook together.
It was dusty, rusty and featured some squirrelly metal grapevine accents that were in pretty bad shape.
First I removed the metal accents with a pair of wire cutters, then I wiped it down to get rid of all the dirt.
Next I gave it a fresh coat of oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
While I was glad to see the metal leaves go, I thought it needed a little something to dress it up, so I wrapped some twine around the bottom section.
I happen to have a couple of ceiling hooks mounted in this room that I hadn’t gotten around to removing yet. I could hang it in front of the magnetic door, but there is kind of a lot going on in that side of the room already. So, maybe on the other side?
I used to have a candelier hanging here before I moved it out to the pergola. I may rig something up to lower the wine rack a little, but I’m going to sit with it for a few days and see how I feel about it.
BTW – how much do you love that vintage typewriter?? I’ve been scoping out old typewriters lately and I stumbled on this vintage Underwood at the flea market last week for about half the price of the last one I looked at, so of course I scooped it up. You would not believe how much this thing weighs! I actually have a huge bruise on my wrist just from carrying it to my car.
I think my quirky little sunroom is the perfect spot for it, along with my favorite Hemingway quote. 🙂
Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!