Repurposed Dish Drying Rack

16 August

It's day six in the 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips series in honor of National Thrift Store Day!


If you've been following along, welcome back. If you are new, I've been doing a new thrift shop flip project for the last 6 days in honor of the big day on August 17th... National Thrift Store Day.


You can catch up on the other projects here:


Day 1 - Upcycled Nightlight

Day 2 - Repurposed Ceramic Hand Figurine

Day 3 - Knock-Off Urban Outfitters Mushroom Jewelry Holder

Day 4 - Updated Thrift Store Art

Day 5 - Repurposed Fan Blade Plant Propagation Station



Today I'm repurposing a wooden dish drying rack!


Repurposed Dish Drying Rack

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I picked up this $3.49 wooden dish drying rack at the thrift store and started turning it upside down and sideways to see if I could "see" anything else in it.


Repurposed Dish Drying Rack


This is how I come up with a lot of my ideas. If you only look at things as they are intended to be used, sometimes that's all you'll see but if you turn them over and look at them from different angles, you might see something else!


I share some of my other tips and secrets in my eBook. You can check it out and purchase here: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Thrift Shop Flips 😉


So, as I was turning this all around and holding it at different angles (I'm sure people thought I'd lost it), part of it folded up and I immediately saw a cute shelf!


Repurposed Dish Drying Rack



All I needed to do to turn this into a shelf was cut off the legs leaving just enough of each leg so that it would still stay open when hung up.


Repurposed Dish Drying Rack


You see?! 

Repurposed Dish Drying Rack


I really like how the top shelf is deeper than the bottom shelf, it gives it character 😊


Repurposed Dish Drying Rack


This drying rack had been used so it had some water spots and discoloration that I wanted to disguise so I decided to stain it.




Repurposed Dish Drying Rack

Repurposed Dish Drying Rack

Repurposed Dish Drying Rack


Then I added two sawtooth hangers to the back and used Mod Podge clear sealer for a protective coat.


Repurposed Dish Drying Rack

Repurposed Dish Drying Rack


I love the rich color now but it would have been cute left natural if it didn't have the staining issue.


Repurposed Dish Drying Rack

Repurposed Dish Drying Rack

Repurposed Dish Drying Rack

Repurposed Dish Drying Rack

Repurposed Dish Drying Rack


I have it hanging next to yesterday's project 😄


Repurposed Dish Drying Rack


I hope that you enjoyed today's project. Come back tomorrow for the last project, I'm using these two thrifted items!


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  1. Clever you! It's very cute and useful as well.

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  2. Well, that's just inspired! I'll never look at one of those racks the same way again!

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  3. Great idea! Beautiful result!

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  4. Great idea Tania! I think the dark stain color adds a richness to shelf as well.

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