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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Primitive Make-Do Linen/Drying/Quilt Rack

What do you get when you combine an Old Crib Siderail, Scrap Wood and a Coat of Paint?

A great Primitive Linen / Drying / Display Rack

This is what I started with yesterday
I had two of the crib siderails, saved from an old crib just sittin' around taking up space
I had planned on making them into trellises for climbing plants

but a better idea finally came to mind

I removed some of the hardware, but left some too....
added some legs for support, nothing fancy, just scraps of wood

and a coat of paint

the end result is a nice Primitive looking display piece

I have some of my Feedsacks displayed on it now
but, I can also see using it to dry your flowers and herbs
it would make a nice quilt rack or even a display piece for taking to shows

So, while you're out there junkin', watch for those old cribs, you can usually picked them up
really cheap at garage sales and thrift shops

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Thank for Visiting,


  1. That has to be one of my most favorite make-do's yet! It's AWESOME Traci! I love the black paint and the display with the feed sacks. Perfect! Wish I could visualize things like that! Hope you're having a great Saturday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  2. hi, Traci~ no you did not just rip the crib apart~ take the hardware off, make legs, paint it~ and turn it into a pretty prim display ~ OH< MY~you are killing me with creativity with this one~ this should be in the redo of A Primitive Place magazine~ seriously~ this is AWESOME~ Love it and keep the sacks on it~ LOOKS PERFECT!!!

  3. OMGosh, Traci you are my crafty hero! This is cool and so clever. Your feed sacks look prim perfect on it.

  4. OH MY GOSH..I love this idea...never would have thought..but now you have put that bug in my ear..I love these and love how you have it decorated..:) thanks for sharing..these are wonderful.;)

  5. What an awesome idea! Thanks Traci!


  6. Just love it, thanks for the inspiration!

  7. What a great idea!! LOve it!

  8. I LOVE that!! Now I want to go lookin' for a crib :) You did a great job, looks great!

  9. Well now..... This is just about the neatest thing I have ever seen. Very clever. Now women everywhere will be rushing around trying to find these old cribs so they can make display racks and trellises! I'm going to be one of them! :)

  10. oh see now I am going to have to go find me a crip to tear apart so I can make one of these... You are one very talented and creative woman. Thanks for this tip.

  11. I love it!
    Looks wonderful.

  12. Hey Traci, I have a couple of side rails that we put hinges on and used it on the corner of a table at a craft show. I slid some wood through it for shelves. I am wondering if I still have it in Texas? Thanks for sharing.

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  13. What a wonderful idea!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Prim Blessings

  14. Oh, I do like the rack! This is a great idea!

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