Asked on Oct 05, 2014

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

Cyn R
by Cyn R
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?
  23 answers
  • Niki Hart Niki Hart on Oct 05, 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 05, 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 05, 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 05, 2014
    this would be great to use in a bedroom closet to hold purses!
  • AvonelleRed AvonelleRed on Oct 05, 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 BSWW on Oct 05, 2014
    Great ideas above - can't wait to see what you do with it!
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Oct 06, 2014
    I use mine for mags.
  • Carole Carole on Oct 06, 2014
    Make a bee hotel. Google or see this site for some examples.
    • Em Em on Oct 18, 2021

      The spaces for mason bees are tiny. How do you propose to do this?

  • 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 06, 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 Debra on Oct 07, 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 07, 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 07, 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 C on Oct 08, 2014
    Do you have a craft room? Would be great to hold paints, jars of buttons, squares of fabric, ect
  • Deborah Deborah on Jan 06, 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 Debbie on Jul 05, 2016
    hang in office and use for books.
  • Meghan Caffey Meghan Caffey on Sep 12, 2020

    Well....what did you do!?

  • Melanie Brignell Melanie Brignell on Mar 07, 2021

    Could look good layed flat as an outside planter ,put individual pots in each square ,say maybe herbs.varnish the wood to weatherproof it!!WHAT A GREAT FIND!Mel.England🤗

  • Em Em on Oct 18, 2021

    Hang on the wall so the boxes inside are right side up and the frame forms a triangle. Put in pottery display of cool colors of old McCoy type pottery.