March 6, 2011

How to turn a gun rack into a plate rack


I bet I will get a lot of Goggle searches on this one, 
Isn't everyone trying to figure out how to turn a gun rack into a plate rack!


I found this at the thrift store 


I bit the bullet and paid $5.00, I thought there has to be something I can do with this.


I was really shooting from the hip on this one!

I got to use all of my power tools.
The first thing I did was cut a back, but since I had enough wood I decided to make a decorative top.

I used a plate to make the pattern


Then cut it out with the jig saw and sanded it
You could use this idea any time you are putting the back on a shelf

I had some tin tiles left from my kitchen back splash so, I cut out a piece for the top


Then lucky me I found a roll of Laura Ashley wall paper at the thrift store for $2.00  ( Hate me?)


I put that on below the tin piece and now the back is ready to be screwed onto the rack


The plate rails are a combination of wood and decorative molding left over from my kitchen redo



Now were almost done


I added the rose to the top out of necessity as the tin was not centered and I needed something to recenter the top. I just took the rose off a nick nack 


The big reveal!!


I am putting this in my booth at Orange Tree

I hope I have inspired you to take hubbies gun rack and turn it into a plate rack!




I bet Hubby will get a BIG BANG out of it when he sees what you have done!!

Carol


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61 comments:

Char said...

Carol, well girlfriend, I can just see you with your holster full of tools making this into something so special. I think I would love to spend some time hanging out so I can see all that you do. It looks great and I don't think it will last long, Char

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Carol, that is so cute! And I remember that Laura Ashley wallpaper pattern. Too, too cute! I love it!!! :D

Terry said...

Wow - that is one pretty plate rack! I just love it! Great job! Found you through The DIY Showoff!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My name is Laura GUNN and I love this! :)

A phony ka winka dink is that I found the same roll of paper at a thrift for $2 too.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for leaving such a supportive comment.

A Vintage Green said...

Who would have guessed! You are so creative.
- Joy

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

OH Girl you are a HOOT !!! I love it ! You did a fantastic job and I don't think it will be in your booth long..it will be hottern' a pistol :)) I know groan).
(())

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I know, we should have "made" stuff when I was visiting you! You have SO MANY AWESOME ideas!
Maybe next time!
It's just Great! Would love to see your kitchen back splash...I'm looking for ideas!
Warmly,
deb

Susan said...

Carol what an awesome plate rack! I love that you re purposed that old gun rack!! I love how you used tin at the top and the ceramic rose just made it so beautiful!

Sharlotte said...

This is amazing! I love your transformation! Your dishes are pretty, love the pink!
Sharlotte

bee'nme said...

Carol, you are AMAZING! I LOVE this so much...I'll never look at gun racks the same again! CUTE wallpaper, and I only hate you a little bit :o)

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs & Blessings,
Becky

PS...so glad you got to meet Deb...she's one of my pals and a real sweetie!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Wow! What a wonderful idea! You did a great job on this! I'd love to find one and do the same!

Createology said...

Brilliant transformation. Love the beautiful new feminine touches you have done. Pretty in Pink!

Janet said...

Wow you are very creative and inspiring. That plate rack is so shabby chic!

E said...

Best use of a gun rack I've ever seen! (a common fixture in these parts) I AIM to try this one :)

House Revivals said...

This is just too doggone clever! Lovin' it!
~Amanda

Butterflies & Seashells said...

Great original idea. I see those all the time so I will definitely think I will think outside the box next time I see one. Great job.

Gina said...

Oh wow, you have absolutely amazed me this morning! That is so creative...I love it.

southernscraps said...

This is awesome! You are so clever and creative.

Terry said...

This turned out really nice...who needs gun racks! Bring on the plates.

Erin said...

A-MAZ-ING!! I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/

Again, you did a fantastic job!! :-)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

LOVE IT!!! Now we are going to have some mad hubbies if we turn all their gun racks into plate racks:)

Blessings,
Linda

Pam said...

That is cute. If you wouldn't have told me it was a gun rack I would have never known!

sissie said...

Well blow me away why dontcha!!! LOL!
My girl but I didn't know you could sling a jigsaw and all them big power tools...you go mama!

This is the cutest plate rack ever! I just passed up one the other day thinking what in the world could I do with it.

I love the topper you put on it too.

hugs
sissie

Pam said...

You are too funny! From redneck to roses.LOL! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

Great project...plates are more important than guns anyday!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

You did a great makeover on this. I'll never look at a gun rack in the same light :) Very pretty and thrifty makeover! Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea! xx Michelle

Abby said...

This is so pretty! Nobody would ever believe what it started out as if you didn't have pictures to prove it!

The Gilded Cherub said...

How talented are you?? Wow who would have thought that was a gun rack turned plate holder...fantastic. Thank you also for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment on my wedding pictures.

Have a wonderful week.

Lorene

Terri said...

Love this lovely...you did a fantastic job and such pretty shabby chic colors!!!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I have extended relatives that go hunting. My guess is if I messed with their gun rack, I better make sure the guns are unloaded first. Just kidding!

You are always so creative in coming up with new things. I like the rose on top because it brings out the pink in the paper.

Betty's corner of the world said...

Love it!!

Sue said...

I love this and my head is swimming with ideas just from seeing it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shelley said...

Never would have thought that was a gun rack! Gorgeous!

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog! Totally made my day :)

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Carol you are absolutely amazing!!!!! You can turn any ugly ol' thing into a work of beauty! And, a plate rack is so much prettier than a gun rack!!!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Carol, if you can make a gun rack PRETTY you can make anything PRETTY!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Melissa and Scott said...

I can't believe that before made THAT after! Beautiful work!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Carol ~ you truly are the Queen of Reinvention! Way to go...and thanks for entering my giveaway on my blog! If anyone else reads this comment, you have until Friday to hop on over to my blog and enter for your chance to win a cute pink chandelier! ~Stacy~

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow I love it!!!! Oh how I want to find one!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow this is fantastic! I adore this idea. Nice job.

My Cottage Charm said...

Carol..you were cracking me up with all your gun humor! :) LOL I cannot believe you turned an old gun rack into that beautiful plate rack! You know everyone is going to be out looking for a gun rack now don't you?! lol
So glad you can use my linen stain removal tips..I LOVE that RIT whitener and brightener stuff...it's priceless! It really does a great job whitening stuff. (towels, socks, sheets, all linens!) Hope it works for you too!
Hey, I found you on facebook today....I think it was under Gail Wilson's friends (my repurposed life) :)
See ya later!
missy

stefanie said...

goodness!!! thats gorgeous!!!!

KarenSue said...

OMGoodness! How smart are you, I would have not even seen that.
I love it!
Meet you soon, I hope!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Carol, this is amazing! How can you stand not keeping it for yourself????

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Darling post and great idea.....

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Mermaid Treasures said...

Love it!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I would just call this piece " Guns and Roses" what a great rack you have girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

FabShabbyRoses said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You are so very, very talented. I just love reading your blog and seeing what you're up to! I need to look at things at fleamarkets with a more creative eye! Thank you for all the time you put into your blog and all the sharing you do! Carolyn

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my new found friend..Thanks for coming by and adding me to your list ( just add me to your Christmas list also) You have a fun and creative blog I love it..your talent shows with each post..Oh I also add you to my list..Hope you have a GREAT weekend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Looks beautiful! Awesome transformation and I think the rose truly finishes it, off center or not.
Thanks for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party!

At The Picket Fence said...

You are very pun-y! :-) I think this is absolutely amazing and can't believe how you transformed it! It just just so lovely and we are so thrilled that you shared it with us at our Inspiration Friday party this week!
Vanessa

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

LOL...gotta Love Gloria here. She is my second Mom, and you are my big sis, I am starting to see clearly now. What an awesome rack Carol!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Fabulous!!!! Now tell me what to do with a round fishing rod holder. But I don't think Bobby g. would appreciate me painting it pink. :) xoxo

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I just came on over from MMS...and saw this cute little plate rack. I love all the elements to it.
THE wallpaper, tin, and little flower... so cool.
I love that you repurposed all that leftover trim too.
Now all you have to do is take the hooks from the gun rack and make a towel holder for the guest bath! SHOOT! Wouldn't THAT BE cute!

blessings~

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! How creative is that!?! A plate rack from a gun rack!! What a great idea!

Ashley said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower. What a great transformation... so creative!! :)

Sheila said...

OM Goodness! I adore this!! You are amazing! I bet it sold VERY quickly!

Stacey said...

I love it! You found such deals - love the wallpaper! It is stinkin' cute - what a great idea! By the way, I am your newest follower - glad we got connected :o)
Stacey of Embracing Change

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Absolutely amazing!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

LOVELY:)
hugs

Heriberto said...

it's great idea. You have any idea how to change the gun rack to rack plate. Then where do you keep your weapons?

Elijah Ali said...

This is so cool! I wonder what other things Can be created from sports racks in Toronto.