I have a vintage accordion peg rack that's been hanging out in my storage building for at least 3 years. Some people call them folding coat racks, expandable wall hangers, or a folding clothes hanger.
Now you know what I'm talking about, right? You've probably seen them a million times and have never thought how you could use one other than to hang some clothes or hats on.
I suppose that I couldn't think how to use this vintage accordion peg rack either since it had been in my building for so long!
About a week ago, I was perusing this special issue of Country Sampler Christmas Decorating magazine. Which is a great issue that is chock full of doable ideas, I might add.
When I happened to see on page 104 a photo of a folding rack similar to the one I had. So I rushed out to the storage building to find my rack.
Before I knew it, I had it painted this pretty aqua blue that I use on the front porch because I knew EXACTLY how I was going to use it!
You see, it's way too soon to be decorating for Christmas, but as a blogger, I have to start planning what I'm going to do right now.
And, yes, I already have a theme and a color scheme picked out for the Christmas front porch. And the folding peg rack is all part of the plan.
I've already hung the rack in this corner of the porch. It's a fairly large space that is above the chair that I sit in. As you can see, my color scheme is aqua and red, and I'm not giving away my theme but I am showing you just a small clue!
This is the first Christmas ornament that I've purchased this year. I found it on sale at JoAnn's. Oh, isn't it just the cutest thing? Were you guessing that I'm going to hang ornaments on my newly painted vintage accordion peg rack?
Each side of the ornament is just a little different. And the fluffy pom-poms look a bit like snowballs! I'm getting excited already!
Who would have thought that an old folding clothes rack would make such a cute Christmas ornament display???
Perhaps you have one of these old racks stored away but if you don't, they are readily found in thrift stores or on websites such as ebay or Etsy.
I promise that I'm not going to start Christmas decorating! I'm just planning ahead and getting a few projects started in advance.
you little tease Jane! 🙂 what a clever and cute way to use the rack and I am just love the color scheme for your holiday decor.
So cute and a perfect hanging spot for ornaments. Love the beautiful blue color you used. Can't wait to see your Christmas front porch!
I really love this idea, Jane! It looks great painted aqua, too.
I love aqua. It looks so great in that color. The possiblilities are endless.
I also saw that idea in the same magazine and thought that it was a good one. I'm looking forward to your Christmas porch and seeing what you end up displaying on your peg rack.
Oh my word! Can I copy that idea? I don't have an accordion rack but I might find one. 🙂
Pat @ Life At Lydias House
That is too cute! I can't wait to see it all decked out!
This is absolutely darling, Jane, and that RV ornament is too cute!
Oh my goodness Jane that looks so darling! I absolutely love this idea and your color scheme is fabulous my friend!
Now that....is adorable!
That actually makes the perfect ornament hanger! I pass by those accordion things all the time at the thrift stores!
I have this accordian rack..love it...I arrange all my Costume jewellry on it..I organize by colour... Your idea is a neat idea as well.
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There is something said about hanging on to something just in case! Glad you found a great purpose for your peg rack!...Love it!
I have seen these a million times, but never had an idea for them. This is brilliant!!
Well of course I see those racks at thrift stores all the time and never ever think of how to use them cleverly. You solved that problem for me, thanks!
Just seen mine yesterday going to have to get it out and do this.
Aha! Now to to find MY peg rack stashed in the 'wood things' corner of the garage!
Oh my gosh, Jane! I have a couple of these racks and never would have thought to use them like this! Thank you!!!!!
Liz @ Home and Gardening With Liz
What a super cute idea! I had one of those a long time ago. This is so creative- love the color you painted yours and the new ornaments. I'm imagining you can convert the look for various seasons!
Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod
Isn't it funny where you find inspiration? Love the color you chose too! Your little RV ornament is adorable!