Shabby Kitchen Rack Update

Hi guys!

Welcome to another month of the Thrift Store Challenge, so happy to have you here. Unless you are new to the blog you know what it is about… A group of ladies teamed up to show you what we’ve done with things we got from a thrift store, flea market, curbside, whatever is in need of a makeover.

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela – Deborah | Salvage Sister & Mister Angie | Flippin Fanchers Denise | My Thrifty House
Jenny | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Lynne | My Family Thyme
Meredith | Southbound Blog – Marie | The Inspiration Vault – Gail | Purple Hues and Me – Molly | Just a Little Creativity
Pili | My Sweet ThingsAmanda | Domestically Creative – Ali | Home Crafts By Ali – Carmen | Living Letter Home – Heather | Glitter On A Dime
Emy | 
Semigloss Design – Jeanie | Create and Babble – Marie | DIY Adulation – 

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

I don’t know about you but I get free stuff all the time, and by all the time I mean all.the.time.

I am a walking magnet, dumpsters are my best friends and I find cool stuff usually there so I don’t visit thrift stores unless I am looking for something special.

I also have so many nice friends that before throwing away something they ask me if I want it, like with this kitchen rack.

Shabby kitchen rack · The before · Via

It was solid wood and it had a lovely shape, the only thing it would need would be some paint. 

How to make a shabby kitchen rack

This is what I used to make this shabby kitchen rack, I will add some affiliate links for your convenience, you can read the full disclosure here.

· DIY Homemade Chalk Paint
· Kitchen rack
· Silhouette Cameo
· Matte Varnish
· Paint Brush

There is no science or advanced skills for this project. The first thing I did was to clean the thing very well and sand it slightly to help the paint stick better.

I chose an off-white color and gave it two coats. Once was dry I distressed the edges a bit. Remember I wanted a shabby kitchen rack.

Shabby kitchen rack painted and distressed · Via

Then I took laptod and designed the word “Kitchen” to make a stencil. I took my Silhouette Cameo and cut it.

I used painter’s tape to hold it in the middle and used a bit of black paint for the letters.

Shabby kitchen rack · Using a kitchen stencil · Via 

That easy.

Do you understand why I chose an off-white color? With white walls that color was perfect to have a little contrast.

Shabby kitchen rack · Painted off-white · Via

It’s not too big but it still can hold quite a few things.

Shabby kitchen rack · The after · Via

If you liked that “Kitchen” stencil just click on it to download it for your own project, I’d love to see it! You can tag me on Facebook or Instagram.

Kitchen stencil · Shabby kitchen rack · Via

I hope you liked my shabby kitchen rack as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by and remember to share it if you liked it. Sharing is caring 😉


Shabby kitchen rack · Before and after · Via


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