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A Luggage Rack Makeover with Upholstery Webbing

I found this sweet vintage luggage rack at the thrift store for $5. I don’t know about you, but I see these all of the time and I think they have so much potential, it was time for an easy luggage rack makeover!
Prepare for guests with a place to put thier suitcases

 The fabric was very 1985, but it had a ton of potential. Luggage racks are one of those things that you don’t know you need them until you need them. The fact that they can fold away when not in use is great for space saving between guests. It would go well in this boho room makeover.
Vintage luggage rack makeover
 This one caught my eye because it had these great, little curves and was very sturdy.
Upholstery webbing for a luggage rack
 I decided to do a little update with some upholstery webbing. I love  upholstery webbing. I did this project with it a while ago.
Stapling upholstery webbing around a luggage rack
To makeover the luggage rack,  It was as easy as opening it up and flipping it upside down. I measured and cut my strap lengths.
Stapling new fabric to a luggage rack makeover
 And rolled the edge over and stapled it over the existing fabric, which I cut off  at the edge after the other straps were in place to give the luggage rack a makeover. The nice thing about upholstery webbing is that it’s made for furniture, so you know it’s going to hold the weight of a suitcase.
Luggage rack makeover with upholstery webbing
It was an instant update! I distressed the edges to give it a bit of a worn look. With use  the fold away luggage rack will get dinged a bit anyway, so this will make the “aging” process much easier.
French post card inspired pillow cushion
 I has found this cute, little french-inspired postcard cushion and it fits perfectly on top! Even though this wouldn’t hold anyone for a seat, it looks cute when it’s in use.
Luggage rack with decorative postcard cushion
It’s a nice update for a guest room! I took it over to my space at Affordable Antiques this week, hopefully it will find a new home there!
Jen

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11 Comments

  1. This is a really cute update for a luggage rack. I love the webbing idea and the cushion is the perfect touch. I read the post from BNOTP … so scary. How did you get the little copyright sign?

  2. I have always had a thing for those luggage racks. So easy to update and I think guests really appreciate them. Now, if only I could find an adorable cushion like yours! Love your makeover.

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