Asked on Oct 5, 2014

Wine rack repurpose. What to do? Need some kick start ideas

Meghan CaffeyDebbieStephanie Blanton


I have this well made wine rack I came across next to dumpster. I had to take it home because I know there's potential for it to be something awesome. I just need a little help with some ideas. anyone?
20 answers
  • Niki Hart
    Niki Hart
    on Oct 5, 2014

    If I had it I would paint it off white and hang it in the bathroom, then roll-fold towels and use it for towel storage.

  • Witty Tzipporah
    Witty Tzipporah
    on Oct 5, 2014

    Without much change it could be a great 3-d photo frame. Paint it a dramatic color, put pictures different depths back, and hang.

  • Robin  Monterastelli
    Robin Monterastelli
    on Oct 5, 2014

    I have two ideas...1. if you can drive to Glendora , go to Knott to Shabby....Michael will mk it look unreal , you pick the color....if you can Shabby Chic your self get milk paint and do it your self...then you can use in bathroom and roll up towels for guest or ? the best towels are walmarts cheaper ones..they are not as thick....I like red....I would also shabby chic it destressed red and use it as a wine holder, even if u don't looks big.....put it by a front door for looks....put pillows on top and shoes bottom or ? I love it... last sell it to me..??lol

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S
    on Oct 5, 2014

    this would be great to use in a bedroom closet to hold purses!

  • AvonelleRed
    on Oct 5, 2014

    You could lay it flat, put a piece of plywood on the new "bottom", add some legs to it, then a glass piece on the new "top", and have a nice coffee table with storage inside.

  • BSWW
    on Oct 6, 2014

    Great ideas above - can't wait to see what you do with it!

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt
    on Oct 6, 2014

    I use mine for mags.

  • Carole
    on Oct 6, 2014

    Make a bee hotel. Google or see this site for some examples.

  • I think its still a very nice wine rack! Just needs a clean up and new coat of dark stain varnish - plus a load of wine bottles stacked up in it ;-)

  • Cyn R
    Cyn R
    on Oct 6, 2014

    Thank you so much!! These are all great ideas. keep 'em coming please! I would LOVE to have a need for such an awesome wine rack. I would totally sand it and refinish it but much to my dismay, wine doesn't always agree with me, which is why I need to repurpose it. It's SO sturdy!! The bathroom towel holder sound great and the bee hotel has interest picqued!

  • Debra
    on Oct 7, 2014

    You could clean it up, paint it, and use it in a walkin closet for rolled t-shirts and the like.

  • Robin  Monterastelli
    Robin Monterastelli
    on Oct 7, 2014

    i like the coffee table idea...take it a step further...shadow box her idea but before putting glass put in memories there a grand prize winner... LOL kidding oh yeah...shabby chic pictures when u complete...

  • Anna @Annabode
    Anna @Annabode
    on Oct 8, 2014

    What about some kind of vertical garden? If you turned it on its side (so that it's a diamond with a cross) and hung it near a patio, you could put small potted plants inside.

  • C
    on Oct 8, 2014

    Do you have a craft room? Would be great to hold paints, jars of buttons, squares of fabric, ect

  • Deborah
    on Jan 7, 2015

    Yarn storage!

  • Tonya Thompson Glass
    Tonya Thompson Glass
    on Feb 13, 2015

    Rolled towels in a bathroom

  • Organized 31
    Organized 31
    on Feb 13, 2015

    Shoe storage.

  • Stephanie Blanton
    Stephanie Blanton
    on Apr 25, 2016

    Magazine rack

  • Debbie
    on Jul 5, 2016

    hang in office and use for books.

  • Meghan Caffey
    Meghan Caffey
    on Sep 12, 2020

    Well....what did you do!?

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