Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wood Rack Transformation

When we moved into our home we were given this wood rack as a housewarming gift.  I have never liked it.  For years. this moose and pine tree decorated rack has bugged me.  (Excuse the mess-this is our basement where I store all of my projects-the boxes are my son's new bed.  It has been put on hold since I hurt my knee.)
 I decided this year it would get a facelift.  Here is the before.  I had tried to pry off the metal trees and moose only to realize that they were there to stay.  No matter how hard I pried and used the metal cutters, they would not come off.  In the places where I was able to pry off the trees they left jagged metal edges(you can see the empty spot in the back).  Not a good thing.  
 Then I remembered this:
 For my birthday hubby bought me a Dremel.  
 I ran out to Lowes and bought a wood and metal flush cutting blade. Oops, the picture is upside down.
Then I set out to accomplish this project.  
A few tips:  This project will require protective eye wear and gloves.  When working with the Dremel, let the tool do the work.  If you feel strong vibrations in your hand while holding it, pull back.  You do not need to apply pressure.  The only thing required is keeping the Dremel flush against the metal you're cutting.  Be careful-the metal will get hot!!!
Here it is with all of the pieces cut off.
 I sanded down the spots where I cut off the moose and trees.
 Next-spray paint.

 I love how it turned out.  It will look so much better next to the fireplace, matching the cans I painted here.
Disclaimer:  I was not in anyway compensated by Dremel.  I love this tool and these tips are my opinions only and I hope they are helpful.
Thank you.

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8 comments:

Christine said...

I like that a lot better!!! Great job!!

Holly Lefevre said...

Ok - that is awesome! Those trees would drive me crazy after a while too! It looks like a million bucks now!

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Sommer said...

Sorry.. I'm obviously having issues posting lol. I love it! When I saw the first photo I thought, Oh no that moose has got to go! I would be delighted to have you stop by and link this up to my VIP party this weekend! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/10/vip-party-34.html Have a safe and happy halloween!

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Nice! I have definitely got to figure out how to really use my Dremel.

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

wonderful my friend!!!!!!
Jaime

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Oh my gosh! I sooo want a Dremel. It's on my Christmas wish list :) Looks like it worked like a charm for you!

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