How to Make a DIY Ribbon Rack

The minute I saw this at the thrift store I knew exactly
where I was going with it.

$2.99 and it was mine!

I painted the piece with Annie Sloan chalk paint
in Primer Red to match a craft cabinet I had re-done earlier.

I added 3 inexpensive curtain rods from Home Depot.

I then hung it on the wall!

A few days after I found this I saw another just like
it in an antiques shop... they wanted $78.00 for the same one!

Another fun thrift store up-cycle!

See the craft cabinet HERE.

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  1. Love this Susan! And the color is awesome!
    This kinda looks like a gun rack to me.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Fantastic! And I love that you screwed it straight to the wall - that's what I would do, too.

  3. Do you know what it was originally? Brilliant repurposing.

  4. Cute cute!! It was a gun rack...glad you changed that! Best, Vicki

  5. Looks great! How nice to have all your ribbon out when you can see it.

  6. What an awesome idea....Just might have to copy it. :)

  7. Perfect, and if I ever see one, then have a dedicated craft space, I too will know what to do with it.

  8. You'll treasure it all the more now that you know you got a bargain! Great idea, great price have fun with it.

  9. It looks to me that with a little thought and ingenuity you could tack up at least four or five more rods onto that gun/ribbon rack. Although it does not appear that you will have to worry about more storage for ribbon for quite a while.

  10. makes me wish i would have saved my dads gun rack! what a cleaver idea!

  11. LOVE the repurpose!! SO cute!

    I'm Janet from Lucky Junk...and I would be SO honored as a "newbie blogger" if you would check out my blog and let me know what you think. It's a work in progress...filled with love & LUCK!

    Thanks MUCH!

  12. Sooooo smart. I would never have thought to look for a gun rack, but now it's on my thrifting list :)
    - Lora @ Craftivity Designs

  13. Very nice! great job and great hunting.

  14. This idea does work great. My dad made me one 30+ years ago out of 2x4's and dowel rods.


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