Monday, July 30, 2012

Roadside Rescue Baker's Rack

Good morning!  Hope you had a great weekend!!  We just got back from a quick weekend trip to Mackinaw City with my sister and her family.  We had beautiful weather for camping!  The best part of our campsite was that we were basically right on the beach.  We had a beautiful view of the lake.  We decided to visit Mackinaw Island on Saturday, which is always so much fun.  My son absolutely loved riding bikes on the island.  Since there are no cars on the island, he was able to ride on the roads.  I think that was his best part to not worry about cars!!!  We only had to worry about the horse and carriages.  The boat ride over to the island is always so much fun too....but this time we took the ferry that went under the impressive Mackinaw Bridge.  I have to say that was really neat.  It was such a fun weekend.....oh I love summer!!!!

Anyways, on to my project that I wanted to share with you today.  I recently found this baker's rack on the side of the road waiting for the garbage men to pick it up.  It had quite a bit of rust on it.  Here she is as I rescued her.
I gave her a good cleaning and scraped the rust off.  I then sprayed a coat of primer on it and followed up with three or four coats of cherry red spray paint.  I went through a couple cans of spray paint to cover it up.  It now sits on my deck holding a few plants, although, I think it could be used as a buffet station when we host a barbecue.  Here she is after her make-over.

If your reading this...ThAnKs!!!
Make it a great day!

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55 comments:

  1. OF COURSE YOU WOULD..see the potential in this-don't you just feel like the smartest girlon the block when you come up with something like this? YOU SHOULD!

    Jonell

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  2. Isn't it amazing what just a little bit of paint can do?!?! It looks like a brand new rack. I bet if the previous owners could see it now they'd be kicking themselves. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  3. Ah a good rescue is good for the soul, nice job!

    Hugs, Tanya :)
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes....nothing beats a roadside find and have it be a successful "after".

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  4. Great salvage and makeover!!


    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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  5. Oh, I love it! Great transformation. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Boogieboard. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-8.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  6. You did a fantastic job on that baker's rack. Lucky you for finding one for free. I've been looking at yard sales this summer.

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    1. I know...I happened to be out walking one afternoon before garbage pick-up and I spotted it. I was so excited to scoop it up.

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  7. I have a bakers rack on my patio that has seen better days. I love the bright color on yours. I'm thinkin' I need to hit up the spray paint aisle. :) Looks great - gotta love side of the road finds!

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    1. Spray paint is the best....be sure to take a before picture....that's the best when you can see the side by side transformation.

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  8. So cute! I'd love something like that for my side garden.

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  9. Wow lucky you! been looking for one for my front and back porches for this purpose! Plants :)
    JoAnn

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  10. Hi! I'm your new follower! ;) Frontier Artist

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  11. Great rack. I have been hunting for one that size. Love the red. Thanks for joining TTT.

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  12. What a great find! I love the color you chose, very pretty.

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  13. Love finds like this! Really a nice addition to your garden! Liz

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    1. I know I really lucked out finding this piece!

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    1. Paint does some wonderful things...doesn't it?

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  15. LOVE the bakers rack!! Yay for saving it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  16. I love the color. Wish I could find one like it!!

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  17. I love what you did with it! It never occurred to me to use a baker's rack outside as a plant stand. I'll have to keep my eye out for one. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  18. Fabulous! I love your color choice.
    I'll be headed up to the island in September for a women's retreat with my church. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to rent a bike or not. Either way, it will be a great time.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

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    1. Have fun at the island!!! Such a fun place!

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  19. The perfect find! I love it both ways, but that red totally popped some personality right into it!

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  20. How much prettier and eye catching this piece is now. Love that you went with a bold color choice like red. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.
    p

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  21. Love the red! What a great find! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  22. fabulously red, love it!!
    Thank you for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays!

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  23. It turned out great. Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday....you've been featured! Drop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you like. :) Hope to see you again this week!

    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh wow! What a can a paint will do to a piece of furniture! Gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Financial Friday last week! I hope to see ya there tomorrow at 7!

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  25. Thanks for linking up @ CountryMommaCooks link and greet party.....hope to see you again tomorrow : )

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  26. I love this! It looks great. :) Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Party!

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  27. Isn't it great how a can of paint can make everything new again? thanks for sharing this at the party and I hope to see you again this week!

    hugs,
    Lelanie

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