Don't get me wrong, I LOVED the 80's. I mean, look at me! I was rockin'! (I'm in the middle)
But you know, I was looking at my fixtures that I use to hang my handbags for events, and they were looking...soooooo chrome-y. All I could think of was working retail back in the 80's. I make a lot of burlap and vintage stuff. The chrome seemed a little bright. It was also bugging me that the rack was essentially "bottomless". Seemed like a waste not to be able to display some bags on the bottom.
SO I found myself at Lowe's, buying spray paint, wood and sandpaper. I was ready to get started! Unfortunately I had this shopping spree in February, where we proceeded to have a blizzard... So FINALLY, after much ado, I had my two racks outside and ready to be Re-created. First came the spray paint (I chose "gunmetal"). Now I can hear my Dad in my head scolding me that as soon as I hang bags on it it will get all scratched up. Yep. I'm ok with it. So if you were worried - Don't. I'd rather it look like it has some age then look like it rolled out of the 80's.
AH... better already. I had my son cut out some notches in my wood bases so they would slide over those side bars. We did not have the appropriate tools for this project (I knew this going in) so I was prepared to add some accents to cover any funky cuts we might end up with. Here's the before and after on the stained wood:
And, after applying some zippy vinyl - finished product. Now I can display handbags on the base as well as hang them on the rack.
Just in time for the Durham Craft Market tomorrow and the Hillsborough Spring Craft show on the 11th! :)