It's a Wrap...Station!

August 29th, 2008 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Id say its Georg-ious. 
Id say its Georg-ious. 

I'd say it's Georg-ious. 

Gift paper, ribbons, and bows are a fun necessity of life so why keep them under wraps? Make them part of your everyday decor by displaying them in a re-invented store display unit.

Truth be told, this isn't just Georgia's (georgiamoon) idea, it's also her junk. We stole it. She doesn't know yet. Word to the wise: never leave your junk stored at the JUNKMARKET. It may look a bit different the next time you see it! Thanks again, Georgia. Cool

Junk Market Style Difficulty Meter

Vintage fabric store display rack
Vintage drawer pull
Miscellaneous old, small hardware
Wood cleaner
Metal adhesive
Polyurethane spray

Tool List:
Palm sander
Sand paper
Screw gun


The "before" shot. About this time, we considered asking permission.

Step 1: Sand entire piece to remove loose paint.

This can also be done with regular ol' sand paper, but a power sander is a phenomenal time saver.

Step 2:
Clean and brighten wood with wood cleaner.

Step 3: Spray or brush on two coats of polyurethane.

A little bit of polyurethane keeps the excess wood and paint particles at bay.

Step 4: Attach miscellaneous hardware the metal handles using metal adhesive or glue depending on the hardware's material.

Finally put those random little handles and pulls to good use!

Step 5: Attach/screw drawer pull to the top.

The rich vintage red of this handle emphasizes the cool green of the fabric rack.

Step 6: Dress it up with all of your favorite wrapping materials and call it a day!

I wonder how much we could get for this? Any takers out there?

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posted in: projects, vintage, wood, eclectic, organizer, country, green

Comments (6)

MimiToria writes: Love this project Sue. I was a lurker the first time I saw it, so now that I'm one of the braver souls posting and participating I'll say my opinion "wow". I sure could use one of these in my work area. Posted: 8:44 am on September 20th
csudderth writes: What a neat piece! Hey Georgia, don't tell me you bought some bleachers! Posted: 9:03 am on September 8th
suewhitney writes: This was purchased at Oronoco from the man with the gas station letters that spelled hot man. I wen to try to buy it only to find out that Georgia had already snagged it, for a good price too. She had to leave it behind until someone comes to pick it up. I just couldn't help getting it ready for her. TE HE

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:47 am on September 1st
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Man! I saw one of these at Oronoco and now feel a bit of regret for not getting it! Great job, JunkMarket crew!

Georgia...bleachers? Now, I'm curious! Posted: 11:39 am on September 1st
suewhitney writes: Oh, never fear, the bleachers are already in progress. Posted: 5:54 pm on August 29th
georgiamoon writes: OMG!! I am still laughing! What a crack up. It looks really good. I'd like to think that I could have gotten it to turn out just like that , but I seriously DOUBT it.I think I'll run right over and pick it up. Now that you've finished that project for me, can I get you to do something with the rest of the junk I left there? This is going to be my new thing. I'll go around; buy neat stuff; leave it at a clever, energetic friends house; and pick it up when it is done. Could you have Kimberly come by and get the Bleachers??? hahahahaha you guys ROCK!!! Posted: 5:52 pm on August 29th
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