19 February 2016

Rigga Clothes Rack Hack


Faux Vintage Clothes Rack Using Ikea Rigga

There is almost nothing that costs less than a can of paint or two.  Do you remember painting your room or things in your room when you were a teen? I remember that one sister loved rearranging just as much as I did, so we rearranged our room about every two weeks in our teen years. We didn't have a lot, because I had ten siblings, but we were creative.
Well, my daughter takes after my side of the family.










Have you seen those expensive dress racks? The racks that we admired were in the 200 to 300 dollar range at Ballards and PB, though clothing racks can even be found at Amazon.
However, we are big on Ikea here, there are several Ikea hacks on my blog, even in my kitchen, because Ikea can be remade in fun and interesting ways.  Well today, we have a simple Ikea hack of a Rigga clothes rack. As you can see, this metal rack is sort of institutional; it reminds me of a hospital rack. But now it is a faux vintage clothes rack.


We had our stock numbers in hand to just go into Ikea's warehouse and pick one up for about fifty dollars, but then we decided that we should look at the others that Ikea had available. We decided this rack was the most sturdy of several for 13 dollars! I did not type that wrong. This rack was the least wobbly; the wheels swiveled, and the height was adjustable.

When we returned home, she assembled it with her father,
and then they spray painted it Rustoleum's metallic gold.

They also spray painted a package of Ikea hangers. (The blue side table project is here.) We love their new hangers! Ikea put a notch in them, which keeps dresses on the hanger. She has lots of dresses, because she plays the piano, and this makes every day life neater. We have a small home with little closet space despite putting in organizers. Now, I hope to don't not have dresses hanging from my canopy bed! She has a canopy bed too, but she points out that because hers is curved every thing slides down, (and it does).









She decided to leave the chrome part of rack inside when they painted. So it created a detail of chrome,  a stripe, and some polka dots on the the chrome
where the holes are for the adjustable height buttons.









It even has a shoe rack, which has solved the problem of four pairs by the front door.























The result is spectacular faux vintage look for thirteen dollars and a can of paint.
(It also a great for organizing. She has been putting her next day's ensemble on it as well, and her most used shoes. Her mornings have been less hectic.)

Coming up, we have another affordable Ikea hack. I could also tell you how she made the affordable framed poster if you are interested.


 You may have noticed that my daughter's bedroom's wall color has changed. When we were in Paris, our hotel room was black. Also, ever since we painted my spouse's office black on her urging, my daughter has wanted to change her room. I know that my spouse told her a year ago or a bit more that he would not paint the room for two years, but a year goes by, so this time she painted all the lower parts of the walls herself, and he helped with the rest.  How can you say no to that? You can see her hands on Instagram, but that's from painting a painting. It's counter intuitive, but black paint makes her room brighter in the daytime, because the room receives northern light from only one window. Overall, it is a glamorous look with a cocoon like feel. Until this change, every color she has ever chosen has ended up looking gray. Like I said, I believe that there is also almost nothing more inexpensive and creative than a can of paint in a teen's hand. It's Ralph Lauren's Black Dose. She is not the first to do a black bedroom. They can be found in the PB catalogue, Anthro, and on Pinterest.
But here is another dramatic one at Trois Petites Filles.


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77 comments:

  1. You are so very right - there is nothing as effective, quick and thrifty as paint. The vintage-style rack is a very good hack!....and it looks oh-so-pretty with that party dress hanging on it.

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    1. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  2. Very stylish. I had one of those clothes racks for ages when I was a starving student, because I moved around a lot and you never knew when a flat would have a wardrobe or not. They're very convenient, but your dd's is lovely and snazzy. I like her black wall too.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I agree that they are convenient, and my canopy bed is almost clear. I plan to help her more with her closet today. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  3. It looks very elegant and beautiful. I like it

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  4. It turned out so beautiful.
    Hugs from here

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    1. Thank you, Bente. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  5. I agree with Sarah. It is very stylish and so beautiful. My Eva would love to have this in her room.

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    1. Thank you, Maya. She would, and the price is right. 13 dollars here is about 13 euro there. xoxo Su

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  6. I love this project so much! Great idea and yes, very stylish!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Ana. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Deb, and the price cannot be beat. xoxo su

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  8. The gold paint changes the whole look of it. Fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Melanie. You have a wonderful blog. I put the link in my sidebar. I came across others today as well, but some don't let one add it, and some are hard to figure out commenting. xoox Su

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  9. I agree letting your daughter paint her room, being it changes up a few times. Never said no to my daughter, until she said black:) The metallic gold paint along with the black is very sophisticated. Paint can do wonders, Kathleen in Az

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    1. That's funny, Kathleen. :) My daughter told someone she painted her room "black" and they said it was depressing without seeing it. (We had a good laugh.) I think paint is easier to cover these days. The primers are pretty effective. When we moved in, there were red walls and navy blue walls, and we covered them with only one primer coat. The walls are plaster, and they pick up paint well. xoox Su

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  10. What a clever hack--instant glam added with paint and I love it!

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    1. Thank you. Nothing is easier than a spray can. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  11. Because of having a shop - I have had many of these and I think what she did was amazing! Very creative Daughter - like Mother of course!

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    1. Thank you, Bernideen. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  12. Love it and the color! Great job!

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  13. Very clever girl! Wonder where she gets it! Great job.

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    1. Thank you, Jean. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  14. Fabulous! So very chic with that beautiful dress hanging on the gold hanger.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  15. Your daughter has great style.

    I laughed as I read about you changing your room as a teen. My sister and I did the same. It drove our parents nuts. They had furniture built for specific spots in the room, but we were always moving them around.

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  16. I LOVE her rack...adorable.
    I re-did my teen bedroom all the time, too. Funny thing was that my room was so small, only 2 ways the bed could go so I just kept moving it from one spot to the other. LO

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    1. That's funny, BJ. In my current bedroom, the bed fits only in one spot! xoxo Su

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  17. The idea for the clothes rack is great! Love the dark walls also.

    Have a great weekend.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy. I really like your black bed, and the antique chest with black. So pretty. xoxo Su

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  18. Hi Su can I say WOW 10 siblings I had no idea! As a kid I too was always rearranging, designing and painting... The childhood stories of creative minds. That's a great IKEA hack and the Gold sprayed hangers add luxe galore. Since I'm one who loves the moody and dramatic I adore Black walls. Loving the changes. Delightful post.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. Well, like you she is a writer, a painter, but also a musician. oxox Su

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  19. I knew as soon as I saw the title that it was going to be about IKEA, and sadly, Oklahoma doesn't have one IKEA store in the whole darned state...
    Brenda

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    1. That stinks, because there are so many affordable items, but one really has to see a lot of the product in person to know if it is quality. I looked up the population of Oklahoma, and it is only 3.8 million, but AZ is 6.7 million. xoxo Su

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  20. Paint is one of those inexpensive things that makes such a world of difference.

    Thanks for stopping by my place and for the kind words.

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    1. Thank you, I meant it. It was so touching. xoxo Su

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  21. Wow, the rack looks incredible, my friend! I just LOVE the gold. And the pretty white dress with black lace on the end is stunning :)

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. That is one of her performance dresses. xoxo Su

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  22. Hi,
    I love the gold. What a fun idea.
    A friend of mine had a black bedroom. It was fun and well decorated with reds.
    Have a great weekend,
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla. She did the walls black, but she kept everything else white even the curtains, except for her painted blue side table. xoxo Su It looks really pretty. xoxo Su

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  23. The black sounds very dramatic and dreamy! Love the gold rack. What a simple way to personalize it and add a vintage flair!

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    1. It really is. Have a wonderful weekend, Kim. xoxo Su

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  24. WOW, it looks terrific. You would never know that it is only $13.00. I love all the hangers and the changes your daughter made. I think she takes after her mother.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I agree, and it really is sturdy for the price. It is fine for holding dresses. I don't know if it could hold heavy coats, but we don't have any. xoxo Su

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  25. It looks very chic for a price you can't beat!

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    1. I agree, and it is pretty sturdy, and it is going to work out for her. xoxo Su

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  26. Su 10 siblings, and where did you fit in? Were you the youngest, the oldest? There were 4 in our family then my mom remarried and there were step kids that would come and go so yes our home had to be creative as well with space and room to sleep. My sister and I, well more me would get my sister on board to move our room around, but more for my benifit to take the area of the room less traveled so I could keep my half clean and untouched by a messy sister :)
    It was always drunk to come up with creative privacy spaces.

    It's been so long, many years for me with a visit to an IKEA store, I do remember loving the bargins and the market goods. I so need to make a visit soon.
    I have always wanted a clothing rack like the ones we see at a trendy clothing boutique, the ones that were made out of industrial pipes, with the plumbing joints and a 2x4 base with industrial wheels.
    Giving it that feeling ai live in a New York warehouse or flat.
    Your Hack Rack looks to fit the bill here and what a bargain $$$

    Enjoy the racks, I am looking forward to your next creative post.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. I am the eldest girl. Oh that is so funny. I shared a room with two sisters, and the one who would not participate in moving things and cleaning was the messy sister. I have wanted to make one out of conduit, but we have not had the time. I made my living room curtain rods out of conduit, because it's a corner window, and I didn't like the old fashion drape, and shutters or blinds would of taken away from those windows. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  27. It looks fabulous with the such beautiful party dress hanging on it
    HUgs
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra. I hope your weekend was wonderful. xoxo Su

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  28. The clothes rack looks very glamorous, especially with the fun dress hanging on it. Great idea to paint the hangers as well. A Paris-inspired black room sounds very chic.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. She loves the paint she chose. xoxo Su

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  29. The clothes rack is beautiful. Very elegant. And the gold hangers make it all the more special. My son once had a half black room with two opposing walls black and the other two white. There is only one window and like yoaur daughter's room mentioned in the post even with that much black it was not dark. Today that same room is a dark chocolate brown, another dark color that does not seem to make the room dark.

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    1. Thank you, Lorri. I love dark chocolate brown. It sounds like he has good taste. xoxo Su

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  30. Dear Su:
    This post will inspire many!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Bernideen. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  31. Beautiful! I can picture a rack like that full of clothes being rolled across a busy New York City street in the clothing district. Lots of people, lots of trucks making deliveries, and several racks of clothes. Fun post!

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    1. Thank you, Judy. You have a great imagination. You sound like my daughter for her it's Paris. xoxo Su

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  32. I love how your coat rack has been transformed. So elegant and chic and fun to style!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you, Mary Alice. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  33. Great project, Su! Your daughter sounds like a wonderfully creative young lady that I would love to have the honor or meeting some day! (you too)! Many blessings, Cindy xo

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  34. Love the results and I need to check out those Ikea hangers! I have a rack very similar in our furnace room that belongs to our youngest daughter. Never thought of giving it a makeover, but what a great idea!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann. The little notch in the hanger makes a difference on the dresses. xoxo Su

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  35. Your daughter is so creative. The rack and hangers look wonderful. When my youngest daughter Grace still lived at home she painted all of her vintage furniture black and she had a black iron bed. Her walls were a pale sea blue. It looked really good. I don't know what it is but most teenagers want black rooms. Now that she is away at University her apartment is decorated in all natural woods with copper accents along with the green Grandpa chair from Ikea. She lives in the redwoods near the sea and is majoring in Wildlife Biology so it suites her. Thank you for your visits and comments dear Su. I love that you were from such a large family.

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    1. Thank you, Kerrie. I like black with blue, and your daughter's current home sounds magnificent. xoox Su

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  36. I love the rack and hangers Su and just perfect for your daughter to use!

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  37. These work only for display, not for daily use. I had some in the store and after a while of customers pushing clothes back and forth they were like The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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    1. Thank you. I think it works for how she is using it and wanted to use it. The other alternative was too much for what she wanted to do. She has about six dresses on it that uses regularly, and three pairs of shoes that she uses with them. xoxo Su

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  38. What a very glamorous and elegant way to display ones treasured pieces. I love her very chic and fashionable style. It must feel like a mini Neiman Marcus in her room. Great idea and for so very little expense. I love Ikea too. It is a great source home decor...

    Have a great week,

    Janet

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    1. Thank you, Janet. She has great taste in clothes, and she really does wear these dresses, so it makes a pretty display rack. She admired one at PB teen, but it was out of her budget, and she didn't want her room to look like a catalogue. xoxo Su

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  39. Does the gold paint start to scrape off from the sliding back and forth of the metal hangers??

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