Fashionista Clothing Rack


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Many a young lass has dreamed of a fabulously roomy closet to house her ever growing collection of hip and cool fashions.

But what about the unfortunate ones?

The unlucky gals whose storage spaces are more likely to be mistaken for a shoe box than a proper closet?

What about those struggling fashionistas who aren’t lucky enough to have their closet dreams of glory realized?

Well, that’s the situation my own young daughter found herself.  A teeny little cubed shaped space that was much smaller than the standard sized closet.  Expected to house all her clothing and storage.  It just didn’t work out.  My ever resourceful daughter’s solution was to scatter her clothing across her minuscule room so she would be able to fully view what was available to wear.  And we didn’t need to spend money on a rug since our clever girl covered most of the floor with her fashions.  Unfortunately though, she and I didn’t quite see eye to eye on her creative solution to her limited closet space.  So we came up with another plan.

A DIY clothing rack made out of galvanized pipes.


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I wanted a free standing, sturdy storage solution.  The pipes worked well.  The only tool I needed was a wrench to help twist the pipes a little tighter at times.

All the silver components are 3/4 inch galvanized steel and the darker pieces are black pipe items.


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If you’ve ever worked with pipes, you’ll find that they sell them a little greasy from the store.  I put the clothing rack together first, then set it outside so it could be cleaned.  I was on my way to a soccer game so I just left it on the back patio while I was gone.  Well, as luck would have it, it ended up raining a bit.  I wasn’t worried though, because the rack was made of steel.  Unfortunately, I was naive to the fact that while galvanized piping can indeed survive a deluge of water, the black piping most certainly cannot.  It began to rust immediately.  (Like the exact minute the first drop fell from the sky.)


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Fortunately, I was able to scrub most of the rust off.  (Gee, that was really quite fun.)  There are still a few rusty orange remnants though, but we’re telling ourselves that it just lends itself to a more industrial look.


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The DIY clothing rack has worked so well.   (Full tutorial coming in a future post.)   My daughter loves it.  It was easy and a bit fun to put together, too.  (Now I want to make everything out of pipes.)


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The best thing is that now my daughter is able to see what she wants to wear while I am able to see her bedroom floor.  (It’s a win-win situation.)

So what about you?  Have you put your muscle to good use with a pipe creation of your own?  And what about your closet?  Large and luxurious or more Lilliputian in nature?

~Miss Charming

East Coast Creative (Creating with the stars) buttonI just entered my Fashionista Clothing Rack in the Creating with the Stars contest by East Coast Creative.  12 contestants will be selected to compete in a fun 4 week contest of projects and prizes.  (And I love projects and prizes!)  The audition project that receives the most votes (views) is automatically entered in the contest.  So if you feel so inclined as to help a girl out, go to the Creating with the Stars link and click on my project (#340).  I’m competing against some much bigger bloggers so I really appreciate the help.  Many thanks!

Also sharing at these fun parties:

Serenity Now

Craftberry Bush

Frugal Girls

The DIY Showoff

Not Just a Housewife

Home Stories A to Z

If It’s Not Baroque

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  1. Oh that whole vignette with the gilded frame and the rack and that amazing chair is just so fabulous I can’t even stand it. Lucky girl!
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  2. Great idea! I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join!
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  3. I am loving the clothes rack! Even if it did rust, I truly thinks this adds a vintage feel that I would pay big bucks for. I have a big closet, and still, there is clothes on the floor. It must be a girl thing? I love it all… the chair, chalkboard, and clothes rack. Perfect!
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  4. Super cute! Great idea. And I love the green chair too!

  5. This is such a great idea. I love the whole space. It looks fantastic. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link up.
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  6. Now that is AWESOME! I love it’s industrial style and strength too, I bet! I’m sharing a link back in this week’s highlights. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your creativity! Hope all is well and you’re having a great weekend! xoxo

  7. i totally agree! this is a great little industrial-looking solution. i think the coolness factor is increased by the great items you have paired with the rack. the mix is so hip! love it!
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  8. I am featuring your clothing rack on my blog today. Thanks for linking it up. I think it is really cool. I just wish I had a place to put something like it in my tiny house. The next party starts later today. I hope that you will link up again. Thanks.
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  9. Well done! Love this so much!! I’m hopping over from Anita’s to follow along and leave you some hugs!

  10. WOW!! I love this idea!

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