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About this Project
When we came across an iron rake head and a printer's tray at the antique market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, we knew we had to use these great vintage finds, coupled with colorful chalk paints, to upcycle them into one-of-a-kind jewelry organizers.
Expect to pay anywhere from $15-$30 for a printers tray in the size shown and from $12 to $25 for a rake. Search flea markets and garage sales and, of course, etsy.com. Look for a printers tray that is in good condition and a rake with minimal rust and a narrow center top so it is able to hang from a nail.
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1Rack: First remove the handle if you're working with a whole rake. Wipe the head clean with a cloth to remove any dust and dirt, and then apply pieces of painter's tape, roughly 1" apart, around the rake. The tape will be your guide to creating stripes. Paint each section with three coats of chalk paint. We used two different colors, but you can use as many as you'd like. Remove the tape before the paint dries to prevent any peeling. When paint is dry, nail or screw the rack onto the wall to hang.
2Shadow Box: Wipe the tray with a cloth to remove any dust and dirt. Paint each compartment in different colors of your choice. Tip: Use 4-5 coats. Attach eye hooks to each compartment. In addition, we also added cup hooks to the bottom. Check with your local hardware store to find out the best way to hang it.