Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

July 24, 2021
Today is "Do It Over Designers" day! This is always a fun day, where a group of my blogging friends and I all find something old or unused and do it over into something new. 


I will share my project and there will be links to the other ladies' projects at the end!


These items can be found in closets, barns, garages, yard sales, thrift stores, you name it. I happened to find my project candidate in the back of a kitchen cupboard at my boyfriend's house!

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack


Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

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You don't need much to create a piece like this!


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I almost donated this rack but I opened it up to look at it and when I saw all those raw wood pieces... both round and square dowels, an idea came to mind, I could create art it! Don't believe me?? Read on!!


I found a piece of scrap wood from another project to use as a base and I started by just playing around with laying the dowels around on the wood until I figured out what I wanted to make!


I decided to make a little mountainscape!


Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

I used wood glue and began creating mountains with the square dowels. I glued them down without cutting, I thought it would be easier to cut them off flush with the edge after they were glued onto the base.

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

I used various objects to hold down the dowels as they were drying.

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack


When I needed to make mitered points, I marked them with a pencil and then used my belt sander instead of a saw.

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack


After the glue dried for each set of dowels, I took it out to my scroll saw and trimmed the ends off. I used the trimmed-off ends to continue creating my scene. Once I had them all adhered to the base and trimmed, I filled the holes with wood filler.

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

Next, I stained the different parts of the scene with watered-down craft paints.

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

I used a sponge brush and watered down paint for each area, butter yellow for the sunshine🌞

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

Cloudless for the blue sky.

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

And burnt umber for the mountains 🗻🗻

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

I cut and stained some scrap wood to use for a frame.

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

I attached them with wood glue.

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

And here it is all finished!! What do you think??

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, I never would have imagined a pasta drying rack could be so cute!! 😃

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

It just goes to show... don't think for a minute that there isn't some way to upcycle or repurpose A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G!!

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

I haven't settled on a display spot in my home yet.

Repurposed Pasta Drying Rack

In hindsight, I wish I would have made the divider stick between the sky and sunshine a round dowel instead of a square one but I still think it's super cute!
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  1. That is a very creative upcycle!! I love the result.

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  2. What amazing wood art! You did an excellent job with your creative vision.

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  3. This is really clever Tania. I like the design you came up with and the color combo. It so much fun to reinvent items!
    RR

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  4. Wow Tania, that's so clever! I'd never have guessed what you used by looking at it; it's artwork now!

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    1. Thanks, I've never even considered that a pasta rack has so much usable wood!! lol

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  5. Wow, I love where your mind went on this, Tania. That's pretty clever, creative and such cool wall art!

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  6. Very cute idea! So fun to repurpose things!

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