Hi there! Have you ever finished up a project and thought, “That did not turn out the way I expected”? It happens to me every now and again (maybe a bit more than that, if I’m being honest!).
So today’s project is a do-over of a previous DIY that I was never completely satisfied with: A Vintage License Plate DIY for the Man Cave. In it’s new life, it has become a “Simple Blessings Hanging Rack.”
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It was really just a matter of a bit of paint and a beautiful new stencil.
So off came the license plate (SOLD), off came the Budweiser frame (SOLD), and off came the Moulson bottle opener (available), leaving behind an old pine board and some antique hooks.
Here they are before I put them together.
After removing all of the decorations, I had pretty much of a blank slate to work with. I decided to go simple and just dry brush it with one thin coat of DecoArt’s Americana “Charcoal” chalky paint. [Thank you DecoArt for the paint!]
Then, I applied a brand new stencil, “Simple Blessings,” from Scrappin’ Along (not an affiliate).
I have to say I am much more pleased with these results than with the last.
It can hold hats, coats, scarves, or primitive/farmhouse decorations, like this berry wreath and metal star.
I hung a few of my favorite things, but it could be styled in many different ways. You could hang aprons, pots/pans, kitchen utensils, or garden tools. What would you hang on it?
It’s now available for sale in my booth at the Gristmill Antique Center in Troy (NY) for somewhere in the $28-35.00 ball park. My old mind can’t remember how I priced it exactly. Having the hooks attached definitely makes it more utilitarian and therefore more attractive to potential buyers. We’ll see how it goes…
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