Do you have a cheap garment clothes rack? You know the white ones that are on wheels that you keep in your laundry room, or maybe in your bedroom? I’ve had one for years in the basement. It got old and dirty and I quit using it. I’m surprised I hadn’t thrown it out yet. When I started cleaning out the ugly corner of the basement to do my laundry space makeover, I just shoved this garment rack out of the way. As all the pieces started coming together I started looking to buy something on Amazon. Then it hit me—why not clean this one up and paint it? So I did!
Can you find it in all this mess? It’s stuck over there in between the ancient old table and the cinder blocks (fireplace). It’s so hard to remember the basement looking like this. Very soon I’ll share more updates about how I disguised the sump pump.
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Clean Plastic Garment Clothes Rack
If you have something you want to spray paint and it’s really dirty I recommend Krud Kutter
Allow ample time for plastic to dry thoroughly
Look how much cleaner the plastic garment rack is after I hosed it off. It sparkles in the sunlight.
Spray Clothes Rack with Light Coats of Metallic Spray Paint
When I buy paint, I may have it for years before I use it. I have no idea if this paint is still on the market. But, my oh my! I love the way the spray paint makes the cheap plastic garment rack look now!
I painted the entire garment rack, even the wheels with the metallic spray paint.
I even painted the closet rod extender that I’ve had hanging on the garment rack for years.
New Metallic Garment Clothes Rack is Ready for Use
Ohhh so much better, right? It’s not quite high end, but it doesn’t look like a cheap plastic garment rack anymore. It’s really handy now that I do all my laundry folding and sorting in the basement before I bring it upstairs. I typically grab the top basket of clean (folded) clothes and the hanging clothes. I put the clothes away, grab the empty hangers from my closet, throw them in the laundry basket so I’ll have hangers downstairs when I need them.
Do you LOVE my DIY laundry cart? I’m so glad I was smart enough to buy extra baskets. It’s so handy when I transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer, and now to the freshly painted laundry folding table.
Do you use spray paint to change up unexpected items?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.