Ah, my garment rack! This heavy-duty piece of beauty has carried me through 3 different California homes. In fact, it's one of the only things that have made it to all three apartments (I purge & re-decorate constantly)! In my new home, where wood chip flooring dominates the landscape of the bedroom, the reclaimed wood rack just wasn't doing it for me anymore. I have a little rule-of-thumb that I use when designing – no more than 2 wood types/species right next to eachother. If there are more than 2 in the same room, they should be spread out across the space and compliment one another in tone, texture, and color. I just couldn't handle the little corner where the floor, the reclaimed garment rack, and the vintage mid-century modern came together. It's been driving me insane.
Since moving in, I've spent quite some time thinking about how to deal with things. I've always dreamt of gorgeous white-washed floors with subtle wear and charm. But, since painting my floors wasn't an option in a rental, I began thinking of changing the furniture instead. Well, painting our vintage Broyhill bedroom suite definitely wasn't an option. That thought was immediately out. My next idea was to white-wash the pallet wood panels that compose the base and shelves of my garment rack! I might never live in that cute little all-white Scandinavian apartment, so this felt like a decent Option B.
Off to the paint store! I stopped by Kelly Moore to pick up a small can of paint. Since the base of the garment rack holds shoes, I chose a durable satin finish in "Whitest White." It took two coats of paint to get the color where I wanted it. I am so happy with the way it turned out! I really love the reclaimed wood version of the past, but it was just time to give this piece of furniture a new life! If there's anything that you're just tired of, especially a piece of furniture, I'm here to tell you that there's always a way to make it feel brand new. I was seriously on the verge of listing the rack on Craigslist – I'm so happy that I gave it another shot!