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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Luggage Rack Makeover

I’ve seen lots of cute luggage racks used in home décor lately; I especially love the ones being used as nightstands!

When I found this one for $1 at Goodwill I had to bring it home. Unfortunately it’s been sitting in the spare room for a few months and I finally got around to finishing it!

It was missing a strap and the colors weren’t what I had in mind so I removed the nylon strapping and gave the yellow base a good coat of gray paint. I had to adjust it several times to get everything covered!

I love the look of burlap upholstery strapping and figured it would work great on this project. At $0.79 a yard, it’s a very inexpensive option!

I started by stapling the strapping on the inside of the rack. This way when it wraps across to the other side the staples will be covered.

Once I had the first side secured I marked where I should cut the strapping. You want it to be long enough that the feet sit securely on the floor, but tight enough that the straps don’t sag when it’s open.

I wrapped strapping the same way on the second side, but kept the rack folded so I could staple it down underneath.

Easy as that! It looks great with a wooden tray and can be used as an end table.

And it folds up easily to be tucked away!


  1. super cute! love the webbing and the tray is perfect!

  2. Very cute!! I love it! Also, your wood floors are beautiful!

  3. Nice idea! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


  4. I had a luggage rack once...and I used upholstery webbing on it as well. Loved it! Now why did I give it to my sister??

  5. I love this idea and happen to have one waiting for an idea to rehab. I would love for you to share this at my Restyled Sundays party!

  6. So awesome!!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

  7. The burlap straps are great! Luggage racks always remind me of the guest room at my grandma's when I was young :-)