Decorative hook rack

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I don’t pretend for a minute that this is expert floral painting, but I like the way this turned out. I wanted to make a decorative hook rack to display a couple of infant christening dresses. This project cost me all of $1.76 for the two hooks – everything else, including all the paint, was on-hand. (It’s not mounted to the wall yet – it’s just leaning on my cabinet knobs to have its picture taken! LOL)

Decorative hook rack | Vintage Floral Cottage

I started with a 1×3 and cut it to 18 inches in length, then sanded the surface and edges just a little. I was going to make it distressed white, but I didn’t have enough white paint left. So, instead I sprayed the whole piece on all sides with a soft green.

I then used my acrylic paints to do the floral bits – I do NOT have the “composition gene” when it comes to this, so I just plopped them down wherever they seemed to be needed.

Decorative hook rack | Vintage Floral Cottage

When the decorative paint was dry, I brushed the whole front with a layer of clear-drying matte Mod Podge (didn’t have any spray sealer on hand), then screwed in the two hooks.

Decorative hook rack | Vintage Floral Cottage

There are a few flaws/imperfections in the construction and materials as well as the paint job, but, I’m not complaining. Overall I really like it!

Decorative hook rack | Vintage Floral Cottage

Now to get it mounted to the wall… I probably should have thought about that BEFORE screwing in the hooks! LOL *sigh* Just another day in paradise!

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7 Responses to Decorative hook rack

  1. Nancy, thank you for visiting! I think that’s a great idea for a link party!

  2. Great project! Thanks for digging this out of the archives and bringing it to the oldie’s party!

  3. Janet G. says:

    Aww, thank you all for the kind words. Katharine, I painted using the “One Stroke” painting method by Donna Dewberry – there are lots of tutorial books and practice guides out there, it takes a little practice but is very rewarding! Terrell, I’ll certainly be hopping over to your blog to sign up!

    I will be sharing a picture of the dresses this week, thanks for expressing interest in them!

  4. Terrell says:

    Loving this!! It’s just darling! I’m happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I’d love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I’d also like to invite you to link your sweet creations up at my link party each Friday! Hope to see you there!!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  5. Katharine says:

    I want to learn how to make flowers like that. I bought a book to teach me how. Your hook board came out so sweet. I’m looking forward to seeing it with the Christening gowns too. 🙂

    Katharine @ Kat’s Almost Purrfect World

  6. jilly says:

    You did a wonderful job, love the roses. Look forward to seeing the dresses hanging from the hooks.

    blessings, jilly
    visiting from cottage instincts

  7. Jules says:

    That is so very feminine and pretty! Perfect for the little dresses.

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