Tuesday, November 13, 2012

DIY Luggage Rack for the Hostess with the Mostess

The holidays are more than quickly approaching. You know what that means, out of town guests. Yes, my darlings.  A guest room should be equipped with a few key essentials for your friends and family. Number one on that list? A bottle of booze to make it through holiday family functions. I am so kidding. (Not really). One of my musts would be a luggage rack. I have to tell you, I have scoured high and low for one of these babies and I have to tell you, they are not cheap. The cheapest one I ever found was $150. No lie. Until, I recently went to a local estate sale. Hello $6.00. Holllllaaaaarrrr. It needed some major TLC but this is where she is now.  
What do you think? Here are her humble beginnings. Rough. I mean that is definitely a brown bagger. Definitely. 
So it went from that up there, to this below by using this pink and black trim and a can of black lacquer spray paint. 
Let me remind you again. I think it is the perfect piece for this guest bedroom suite.
My girl Jessica from The Aestate has also outlined the musts for any cozy guest room. Things missing: Booze and Xanax. Key essentials folks. Is this not the cutest checklist? Love that Jessica. 
The Aestate
So there you have it. Moral of the story: find yourself a luggage rack for $6.00, then find yourself some perfect adornment and give that baby a makeover. Loves! XOXO


  1. Look at you!!!! You crafty little thing! Love it!

  2. I love this idea! Yay for great estate sale finds. and I agree booze is a must for the holidays- especially with my family:)

  3. Such a thoughtful piece for a guest and really for 6 bucks that is amazing. Love the ribbon you chose. And course Jessica's watercolor is Aaaaahhhhhmazing. Love her

  4. Wait, is the Xanax for you or the guests? Don't give all the good stuff away lady - you'll need that shiz!

    P.S. Luggage rack win. Seriously.

  5. I have one that was passed down from my grandmama. There is very little that was kept from her sweet, humble home but saw how it found it's way to me, and I am so glad! But, I think it needs a makeover!

  6. So cute! Can't wait to have a guest bedroom someday.

  7. Now that is a seriously fab guest room with a luggage rack. Your guests will never leave. Great list, Jessica.

  8. Hmmm I passed on one recently for ten bucks...yours looks stylin'! Made me rethink that ole luggage rack now~

  9. I would have never thought of this but I actually love the idea. And Jessica's illustration is so cute! A magazine should scoop her up quick and get her to illustrate their cute lil round ups.

  10. dude. i had no idea they went for so much! should have snagged one months ago at an estate sale!

  11. Great DIY! And I love the pink & black combo ♥

  12. Nice score and fixer upper! Yes, this is something I've been searching for as well!


  13. I can't believe I forgot the Xanax!

    Awesome DIY, I need to keep my eye out for a luggage rack now...

    xo Jessica

  14. Great minds think alike ;) I scored a luggage rack at goodwill ... It's waiting for a coat of paint. Adore the trim you chose!!! Happy Turkey Day to you and yours...Pass the Xanax please !!

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