This post is looooong overdue. It was my last project from the apartment in Greece. The truth is I have been so busy with holiday projects and getting settled here that I didn't have time to share this with you before. But it is also fitting that I am sharing it now because it is all about organizing - an easy cover for a bedroom clothes rack upcycle.
After I'm done showing you the clothing rack up-cycle we will take a look at the finished bedroom. It has many of my favorite pieces and yours as well, since they were in my top ten for 2017.
Now I must preface this post with the warning that these photos are all very real life. Literally taken a few hours before we boarded the plane to fly to America.
We had purchased this aluminum rack from a store in the area that had gone out of business. It was super functional but let's be honest...not very pretty. No one wants to air their dirty laundry! I needed to come up with a solution to hiding all the clothes because we did not have a built in closet - but something a little nicer than just throwing a sheet over the whole thing.
What I Used:
The How To:
Instead I added 6 sets of these Ikea shelf brackets called Ekby. We screwed them onto each other with the top of the clothing rod in the middle. This was to be the base for the top of the structure.
I then took two pieces of cardboard (I had many, many left over from the kitchen cabinets) and cut them so that they fit on top of the shelf brackets. One slid into the other and they created a frame or shelf on top of the brackets.
And because I wanted to have a uniform look to match the dresser, I covered the cardboard with contact paper. The outside had walnut and the inside had a whitish sort of pattern.
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By re-purposing a few sheets I would have my cover. I stapled them onto the edges of the shelf/frame.
I just stapled them onto the cardboard. All the way around the whole frame. Easy peasy.
And here is the result. It looks like a massive box, but underneath hides the clothing rack. Of course it would have helped if I had ironed the sheets first before stapling them on there, but...the plane was waiting!
The Finished Bedroom
It may not be Pottery Barn worthy but it sure beats dusty clothes. And it looks really great next to the Ikea Malm dresser.
And now for a tour of the room. Shall we begin? This is my office with the laminate table I had shared with you a few months ago. It has the computer and all the bare necessities.
Next to it is an old project of mine, the metal table which I had saved from the farm. And on top is the dish rack which I had repurposed as an organizer.
I had originally painted this old Ikea pine dresser over two years ago.. it was really terrifying to look at before. And I was lucky to be able to match the bed frame to it, so now I have a new bedroom set.
In order to tie everything together I added the backing with a piece of fabric.
And that was the last post from Greece. The bedroom really came together nicely. It is not a very big room so lots of white was used to make it bright and cheery.
I hope you all enjoyed my post on hiding those clothes with this easy clothes rack cover... or how to not air your dirty laundry.
And finally we have closure with the bedroom reveal. Now we can finally move on to all the projects the projects that I have here in New York!
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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