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Upcycled Wine Rack Craft Cart Tutorial

Our city just recently had spring-cleanup, and you know what that means…#TRASHURE! Look at what my I found in a matter of minutes… In there I spy potential. Today, I’m creating an upcycled wine rack project that you don’t want to miss. (giveaway alert!)

Curbside Furniture Found by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Now, isn’t that a haul?? I legit was at my desk working on my new site design uploading my dining table images. I said to myself, “Huh, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a dining table.” Then, I looked up out my window and saw THIS. {{ding,ding}} Out-loud I said, “Oh no…”

Why that response? Well, I just got the last piece of furniture out of my garage. It took me a few conversations with myself whether or not to go grab it. You can guess what the end result of that argument with self was. haha. I figured that if I decided not to work on it that I would donate to a local ministry. Good enough, right?

It turns out the couple that was moving in was downsizing and was being so generous in sharing their unwanteds. They had more later set out that I took and donated. Yay!

DIY TIME

First, I decided to take on that extra piece there, a wine rack. I personally have no use for a wine rack. However, I know that I see them so very often in thrift stores and on the curb. So, I thought it fun to take on an upcycled wine rack transformation.

Wine Rack Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My goal is to create a sort-of craft cart or multipurpose cart. This and the table set has obviously been left out in the elements for quite some time.

Wine Rack Top Weathered | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

No worries though, because it’s made of solid wood and still has potential. I begin by taking off the top and removing the wine glass slots. This will allow me to refinish the top and do what I need to to the rack portion.

Disassembled Wine Rack Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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NEXT STEPS

Next, I use my sander to take off the worn finish and prep the top for a Provincial Stain. It’s looking better already.

Sanding Upcycled Wine Rack Top | prodigalpieces.com

While I’m waiting for the stain, then the poly to cure, I move onto the rack. I begin by using my Rip-Cut on my 5½” Circular Saw to rip a few panels to top each rack. Then, I tack them on with my Stapler.

Stapling Shelf Wood to Upcycle Wine Rack with Ryobi Stapler by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

PAINT TIME

Once I had all assembled as I want, it’s time for the fun part…PAINT. You know I adore my HomeRight tools. Last month, I showcased their brand new sprayer, the Quick Finish. Take a peek at it in action in my video below.

Isn’t that awesome?! Talk about a fun little sprayer. It’s super handy and perfect for smaller jobs. The Finish Max, Super Finish Max Extra are still awesome too, but tackled the bigger jobs better (and smaller too). This one is designed for the crafter and small-time spraying enthusiast.

HomeRight Quick Finish Sprayer featured by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

First, I set up my Medium Spray Shelter and my DIY furniture turn table.

Spraying Upcycled Wine Rack DIY Cart with HomeRight Quick Finish Sprayer by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

In minutes I have the first coat of paint on and am ready to clean up before the next coat. Just twist the nozzle off with the Quick Connect feature and you’re ready to clean. Easy!

HomeRight Quick Connect Sprayer Feature by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

THE REVEAL

After a bit more doing, my upcycled wine rack craft cart is complete.

DIY Repurposed Craft Cart from Upcycled Wine Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #diy #crafts #storage #homedecor

DIY Craft Cart from Repurposed Wine Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #crafts

I think I had fun with this…what do you think? tee hee? I had to reign myself in! While I could have continued adding stuff here and there, I felt this cart is ready to rock craft time.

Upcycled Craft Cart Wood Top by Larissa by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #crafts #diy #home #homedecor

DIY Craft Store on Upcycled Cart by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #crafts #home #homedecor

Kraft Paper Storage on Cart by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #crafts #diy #storage

Likewise, I even added a spot to add kraft paper or rolls of any kind of paper to the backside. Plus, there’s even more opportunity to add hooks and baubles wherever you want. And I love the colors, don’t you?

Floral Oil Painting | prodigalpieces.com

If you’d like to make this craft cart your own (for your kitchen, laundry, office & more), you can find it available in my online shop.

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Handmade Craft Storage by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #cottage #diy #storage #crafts

GIVEAWAY TIME

Above all, HomeRight and I want to help you have your own DIY fun. We are giving away a Quick Finish Paint Sprayer to one of you. Easy entry – just complete the widget below for as many entries as you like. Open to U.S. & Canada residents 18 years of age and older. In addition, winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Also, be sure to check your spam!

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Also, pin and share this upcycled wine rack to inspire other to give this a try.

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Comments

  1. joann Collins says

    that is adorable. what a great idea. The sprayer would make so many jobs easier to do.And its so easy to clean . Thank You

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I certainly like this use better than the former. 😀 You will love the Quick Finish for sure.

  2. sharleen wolfe says

    I absolutely think this is a brilliant idea. Well done.

  3. Ginny says

    So creative! I would never have thought to turn a wine rack into a craft cart. I still haven’t painted our stool yet. I’m dreading painting the spindles. A sprayer would make this makeover so much easier! Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!!!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Ginny! 😀 It just lent itself to be more awesome storage. You will definitely love this sprayer!

  4. athena graeme says

    We just bought a vintage 1949 house and love the era, so we’ve been hitting up thrift stores for era accurate furniture, all of it needs refinished! So I’d start with the big giant console radio/record player we found.

    • Larissa says

      Congrats! Sounds like fun. I hope you enjoyed my project today too. 😀

  5. Debbie says

    That looks so practical! And a nice size for someone with a small space craft room! Love your ideas!

    • Larissa says

      That was my goal for it. Thanks so much, Debbie. You could use it any room of your home.

  6. Amanda Pennington says

    Love the transformation! Simple but so much more useful! I’d redo a couple of tables in our living room with the sprayer.

    • Larissa says

      Yay! It just lent itself to many more uses, and especially is not trash.

  7. Michelle says

    I love that bright & happy tray, so cute! I just got a “dumpster dresser” that I would like to paint….a paint sprayer would make it so much easier! Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. MaryAnn Smith says

    I have a bookcase that I would repaint.

  9. ColleenB.-Tx. says

    What a clever idea by turning that wine cart into something useful for your needs.
    You know what; when I first seen the wine cart, I thought to myself, ‘ that would be perfect to hold all my rolling pin collection.
    Thank U 4 this wonderful giveaway opportunity. A person can always use a nice paint sprayer. I do have a few small items that the sprayer would be perfect.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I actually debated on that rolling pin idea, but I didn’t think anyone would have that many. haha! Thanks so much, Colleen.

  10. Becky Fischer says

    I love that you turned a wine rack into a wonderful addition to any craft room. I know that I would love to have it in my creative space. thank you for the demontration of the Home Right Sprayer. I would love to use one when I paint the wood fireplace cover that I will making. I am planning to decorate some items with clay molds that will be making. Also, it will work great for many projects. You have my mind filled with all that I can do with the sprayer.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! It suits kitchen, bath, and kids toys too. Just so many ways to use it. I love that you are inspired, Becky! 😀

  11. Lori Sawyer says

    Love it! Especially that it can be rolled room to room .

    • Larissa says

      That’s my favorite part. I’d pull it right up beside my workspace when I’m working and then tuck it away when done. Yay!

  12. Frances Batson says

    Another winner! Looks so great and you can find what you are looking for easily.

    • Larissa says

      Yippee!! Yes, I’m all bout function and this made my organizing brain so happy. tee hee.

  13. Janina says

    The craft cart is genius on your part…you have such vision! We are planning to downsize soon… l would use the paint sprayer to redo furniture for our new place. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much, Janina. Congrats on the new adventure. My pleasure to share.

  14. Becky Drake says

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  15. Donna says

    What a very cute and practical upcycle! I live love that! I would use that sprayer a lot and would currently help my daughter finish a few painting projects she has going on.

  16. Cynthia Bills says

    Cute! Glad you put the casters on it, that makes it perfect.

  17. Audra says

    Very cute! My daughter would totally steal it! LOL! I would refinish the buffet in my dining room.

  18. Renee P says

    That is a awesome redo! Anything that helps organize craft items is a welcome piece of furniture in my house! I am afraid that I have stuff all over! Really, really great job! I could really use that sprayer! I have so much to paint and am getting tired of doing it by hand! Thanks Larissa!

    • Larissa says

      You are too cute, Renee! 😀 I have stashes all over my house. You will love this sprayer.

  19. Amber Kolb says

    We have an antique buffet I purchased on a yard sale site last winter. They had painted it in a garage and it was too cold for the paint to set, so when my husband put it in his vehicle, the paint smeared. We have stripped it and patched the wholes and dents in it. Your project looks great! I need something like that.

    • Larissa says

      Sounds like fun! 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed my work today too.

  20. Deborah Cox says

    How cool is this! Great looking craft cart, who would have thought to use a wine rack, love it! The sprayer sure looks like a handy tool to have, thanks for the chance to win it.

    • Larissa says

      Anything with casters is a win for me. hee hee! Thanks, Deborah. You will love it!

  21. Deirdre Breau says

    Love curbside finds! Cheap is good but FREE IS BETTER!!

  22. Phyllis says

    I have a couple of projects in the works where a paint sprayer would be so helpful. I’d love to give this a try!

    • Larissa says

      It will sure be a help. 😀 I hope you enjoyed my project too. 🙂

  23. Maureen says

    Fun project! Hope to win a sprayer too!

  24. Gail Ebeling says

    Such a clever use for storage and it’s beautiful on top of it. I have told two people about Homeright and bothe were so pleasantly surprised how easy it was to use and clean. The jobs the did were so professional.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I’m about function over form, but form is a bonus too. hee hee. I bet they love it as much as I do. Yay!

  25. Kelly D says

    Your project came out great. I would paint my coffee table.

  26. Lori J Watson says

    I look forward to your posts everyday. The sprayer would come in handy for painting my kitchen chairs. I want a smooth finish. Thank you!

  27. Jennie says

    The wine rack transformed into a craft station is genius! Love it!

    • Larissa says

      Ooh…I need you to talk to my husband. haha! Thank you, Jennie!

  28. lyn says

    That cart is so cute! What a great idea.
    And thanks for the nice giveaway!

    • Larissa says

      Thank ya, Lyn! I wish I had a sprayer for everyone. 😀

  29. Gretchen says

    Great up cycle! Thank you for sharing.

  30. SONJA HANSEN says

    Great transformations on both the little side table with the clock and the wine rack. You continue to amaze me on what you can create next. Good call on both. I have a couple of wall mounted magazine racks that have been in my kitchen and I think it is time to give them a new look, but have been dragging my feet because of the little spindles. That new little project sprayer would be perfect.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much, Sonja. I had fun! 😀 You sound like me…spindles equal headache. haha!

  31. Terri Hughes says

    WOW, what a great idea. I love it!

  32. ae minx says

    We have some outdoor items that could use a refreshing coat of paint

  33. Melissa Storms says

    I absolutely love how this turned out. I need to look for a wine rack whenever we can hit thrift sales or garage sales here again. I love the peg board and really love the stained top.

    • Larissa says

      How fun to hear, Melissa. Thanks!! Have a happy hunting trip. 😉

  34. Kim Banko says

    Great upcycle Larissa! Super functional and cute!

  35. Kat says

    Wow! So functional and beautiful! Great work

  36. Fiona says

    What a functional cart, and so pretty too! I love the white with the stained wood. Lovely job. 🙂

    • Larissa says

      It was a fun find, and even more fun to repurpose. Thanks, Fiona.

  37. Felecia says

    Oh Larissa, if only I had your vision. I look at an old wine rack and see…..an old wine rack. But I could use a sprayer though. I can at least plainly see what needs to be painted, lol.

    • Larissa says

      hahaha!! Too funny! 😀 You will have a literal blast with it!

  38. Ann says

    I love your project! Your enthusiasm and dedication are always so inspiring.
    Two projects that I would like to tackle with the aid of this product are restoring our VERY old and neglected wooden picnic table, and (maybe) converting a side-table storage thing (from Goodwill) into a hidden litter-box station.

    • Larissa says

      You’ve made my day, Ann. Thank you! 🙂 Your projects sound like the perfect specimen for a makeover. Love that you’ve got a plan.

  39. LJ says

    I just bought the Homeright shelter to do a project. The sprayer sure would be nice to help! Btw- love your projects!

    • Larissa says

      Sweet! They are so super handy to have. Yes, the sprayer will be the extra bonus cherry on top! 😀

  40. Lori says

    This is a great redo of the piece. I love it.

  41. Lori says

    I would paint an old oak table that has legs with lots of curves. A HomeRight paint sprayer would really help. Thanks.

    • Larissa says

      Anytime curves are involved a sprayer is a sanity saver. 😉

  42. Amanda C says

    So cute! I would paint a desk.

  43. Jane says

    I love how you think outside the box! I would use the sprayer to redo a chair first but also on many more projects 🙂

  44. Jeremy McLaughlin says

    Would like to paint my outdoor furniture.

  45. Molly says

    I need to repaint my kitchen chairs.

  46. Mya Murphy says

    Wow.. This is super cute!! I am in the process of fixing up our condo for sale, so loads of small paint jobs here.. Especially the kitchen cabinets.. This totally motivated me!!

    • Larissa says

      Congrats on the selling and also the fire lit to get it done. Doesn’t it feel so good?

  47. Amy Mercier says

    I just love everything you do.

  48. Dale Cundy says

    Such a perfect recreation….so useful for many purposes. Love it! I would love a HomeRight Sprayer for so many of my projects. You make everything look so easy!

  49. Kris says

    Awesome transformation!
    I’ve wanted a sprayer for a while now.

  50. Kathy Wells says

    Such a creative and useful up cycle! Your creativity is amazing!! The HomeRight Quick Finish sprayer looks like a perfect size for craft projects. I would use it on some metal file drawer units that I found at a garage sale 2 summers ago! Lol

  51. Susan says

    I would love that sprayer for painting my garage, and a bench with spindles! Thanks for the opportunity!

  52. Tracy says

    wonderful blog and youtube channel. It is a pleasure to read and watch!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you for the kind words, Tracy. Although its so much work, I enjoy sharing.

  53. Amanda Whitley says

    i would make my kids a playhouse.

  54. Celeste Herrin says

    I am truly impressed. You did such a wonderful job repurposing the wine rack! The first thing I would paint is my coffee table. I wanted to redo it for so long!

    • Larissa says

      Such fun to hear that you enjoyed it, Celeste. Thank you! Coffee tables are always receiving much wear, so that would be a sweet project to tackle.

  55. Marie says

    Sweet save, Larissa! I’d love a handy cart like this for my new office. So clever adding the pegboard for storage potential.
    P.S. Your new blog design is very impressive!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! You know I’m a sucker for a challenge. haha. And thank you on the blog design compliment. Still fine-tuning it, but much improved and easier to use (I hope). Hugs

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