Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Wine Rack to Vinyl Storage

 Hey Guys,

I think Spring has given me back my desire to get back into doing the house, maybe it's the warmer weather but I have been working my butt off. This trash chic project has me happier than a pig in mud!



If you've been hanging about the mansion for sometime now, you may remember that I got this wine rack, oh only about 11 months ago, and for 11 months Julian has wondered why it has taken up space in the garage. He thought I was going to use it for actual wine, but I cleared that up by saying as if I would be able to keep wine on a rack just to look at!



Maureen at It's All Connected had emailed me her recipe for homemade chalk paint ages ago and I have been between, desperate to try it and scared out of my wits that I would ruin my furniture so I though this was the perfect item to start with. When the first coat dried, I considered deleting my blog and sending hate mail to anyone posting chalk paint makeovers...it looked dreadful!


But I put my fears out there at the Mellywood's Mansion Facebook Community, I've been dying to use that term and make don't I sound special! Anyway my mates on my Facebook page (and you can follow me here) assured me that it was normal and just to keep going, and I'm so glad I did!


Three coats and some waxing later, I am in LOVE!!!

DIY Delight or Disaster? Okay so totally honest, I really thought I was going to hate it but when it was finished and I put my vinyl in it, I looked around my almost completed room and literally got all choked up (No Mum relax, I'm not pregnant, sometimes I have some real emotions!) Delight!

What's made you cry tears of joy?

Mel xo




26 comments:

  1. Mel that is a great use for a wine rack and you sure had some vision there! I love it and I love that you used Maureens recipe and your facebook community for support! Gotta love the bloggin world and definitely a delight!

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  2. Great idea Mel. I just threw away four of those foam wine racks. I was looking at them wondering how I could use them but don't have vinyl to store. I think I may dig them out of the rubbish and hang onto them just in case. I'm actually just thinking right now I wonder how I could use them in a wrapping station. You're always good inspiration for me Mel.

    Anne xx

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  3. Wow! You are on a roll Mel. This is awesome!! A real craft room delight!

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  4. I LOVE it Mel! What a fabulous upcycle for that wine rack. You did such a great job :)

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  5. Fabulous use for a wine rack, Mel! Beautiful paint job :-)

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  6. You certainly are coming up with great organization pieces by recycling! You could do a post on all of your wonderful ideas collectively and it would truly be a huge hit!!!!

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  7. What a good idea! I need to pick some of those up at the thrift shop!! I agree with Gail.......do a roundup of all your repurposed organizing ideas!!

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  8. Hehehe..."real" emotions. Can you send me the wine that no longer lives in that rack??

    -andi

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  9. Smarty Pants! I have gotten rid of those for the sme reason! Booze doesn't even get to breath in this house!
    Brillant saved! Cheers! xoDebi

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  10. Oh my goodness, Mel. You are so funny. Real emotions :). Another truly brilliant idea. I love how you completely repurposed this wine rack. It's pure genius.

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  11. That is just too cute and clever. I would have never thought of using a wine rack for vinyl storage. I have passed up so many at thrift stores- now that I know what to do with them, I'll probably never see another one. Funny, my hormonal emotions are the most real, terrifying things around- just ask hubby. :)

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  12. oooo! Another nice one! I keep forgetting it's spring where you are---

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  13. Amazing how that chalk paint gets better with each coat. Looks awesome, Mel, great idea for storage of something other than wine!!

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  14. I can't believe you're almost finished!!

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  15. wow!!! turned out so great. I really had no idea about chalk board paint...and still don't know anything about wax, but think I might have to figure some stuff out. And duh....about the wine rack to be used for wine :)

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  16. That's the first time I've seen a sensible purpose for a wine rack! Thanks for the shout out. Now that you are over your fear of chalk paint, nothing will be safe from your brush!

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  17. lol at the note to your mom. :)

    I hear so many positive things about chalk paint and wax too. I'm glad it turned out great!

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  18. Love it Mel and I've got all my stuff ready to paint my new storage unit, just gotta get Sean to finish building it now

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  19. What a great recycle project. Now where did you hide the wine?????

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  20. Great reuse of that wine rack Mel! Paint looks good!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love a good reuse project! That wine rack is perfect for the vinyl. We'll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow :)

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  22. I love how this turned out! What a great way to organize. I'm featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!

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  23. Smart idea! That's a great way to reuse the wine rack :D

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  24. This was an awesome project Mel and you know once you start doing this, you cannot stop. You'll end up like Suzan..sleeping on your feet with a paint brush in your hand! I'm delighted to be a part of the Mellywood's Mansion Facebook Community! LMBO!

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  25. I laughed my butt off when I read that you aren't pregnant!!!!! OMG are you sure????**** GULP***** hehe Going to check out the chalk paint recipe.

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