Thursday, July 11, 2013

Trash Talk Thursday: Raisin Rack Redeux


Hidden behind a stack of framed posters, the rustic wood of this old raisin drying rack caught my eye while browsing at a charity thrift store. As was the wall art trend of the 1960's, a poster had been cut and d├ęcoupaged onto the 3 wooden slats, covering but also preserving the primitive wood which lie beneath. 

Using a wallpaper scorer, I made some small holes in the poster paper.  Then I mixed equal parts of hot tap water and liquid fabric softener in a spray bottle, spraying & gently scraping small sections with a plastic putty knife. When the poster was completely removed, I rinsed the residue with a hose & allowed the drying rack to dry in the sun. The slats allowed space to add 'S' hooks, providing a great place to hang bunches of herbs and flowers for drying.   
 



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2 comments:

  1. Donna, this is a beautiful drying rack. Thank goodness you have a good eye for possibilities!It has an air of elegance about it as well as the lines are neat and beautifully finished.

    Mary Ballester

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  2. Donna, That is your most amazing makeover yet and you've always amazed me so that says a lot. I had no idea that you could remove the decoupaged poster.

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