Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Blue Trellis Or Rack
I am currently trying to clear projects out of the way because I know I will be buying more at the 44-mile Peachtree 23 Yard Sale running from Modoc, SC, to Leesville, SC, on Saturday, June 1.
The port-a-crib featured in Thrifty Thrills (read here) was crying out for a make-over.
In its condition it was a danger to small children so it needed a brand-new life as something else.
Casters! It had casters! Of course I stole those and put them directly into my caster collection.
It appeared to want to be a rack for hanging linens or a trellis for vines.
First the legs were removed and its front end.
Painlessly, I assure you.
Dark brown wood did not appeal to me, but my favorite turquoise did.
Up on the painting bins the frame went and was promptly sprayed with the lovely color.
Above you can see it with a grapevine wreath - I rather liked that look.
Here it is styled with one lonely dresser scarf.
I wired the top (former sides) to stay in place.
The bottom can be unfolded all the way or partially like here.
The whole frame can be folded flat for easy storage.
So next time you find one of these out-dated port-a-cribs look at it with new eyes - it might just be the perfect trellis for your garden!
When I carried it in to my booth, I took several vintage dish towels to display on it. I went out to the car to bring in more items and turned to see it leaving the store with its new owner. I am glad it found a home so fast. Now I need to find another for all the linens I had planned to display. If you need me this weekend, I'll be shopping in Ridge Spring.
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