DIY Vintage Apron Rack

Hi friends! I’m back with a super fun DIY project using an old porch railing that I’ve turned into a vintage apron rack. I love how this project turned out and I’m so excited to share it with you today. Thanks to my parents, who are my best junk-finders, I was fortunate to score 4 large porch railings a few weeks back. They actually found these at a farm auction just sitting in the dirt. They promptly called me, as I have trained them to do at first sight of any and all things vintage-farmhouse-antique, etc. I’ve been looking for railings just like this for a while now, so of course I squealed with delight and told them to bid on the whole lot. We scored them all for $45. Boom.

Railing Before

All of the railings are about 7-8 feet long. I actually left one full length and put it in my dining room, but I’ve cut the rest down into smaller sections. This one for today’s project is about 3 feet long.

Railing with Drawer Front

For the back of the apron rack we used this old, perfectly chippy, white drawer front I’ve had around the house for a while. We screwed it to the spindles and then added two hooks from Hobby Lobby. Very simple. Very easy. Super quick. The best kind of DIY, in my opinion.

DIY Vintage Apron Rack

DIY Vintage Apron Rack

I love how this turned out. Borderline obsessed actually.

DIY Vintage Apron Rack

DIY Vintage Apron Rack

I love how this little creation brightens up this corner. And did you notice the bundle of spindles in the toolbox? Those are actually from one of the other porch railings. I broke it down so I could have just the spindles. Yay spindles! I love spindles. Spindles are the best. OK, I think I’ve made my point…Moving on!

DIY Vintage Apron Rack DIY Vintage Apron Rack

In case you’re curious how we hung it, we simply used long nails to hang it from on the wall (find the studs first so it doesn’t move on you). If you look closely you can see them. I didn’t want to screw it directly into the wall, like we usually do with a lot of our heavier stuff, just in case I wanted to move this to a different spot. This worked really well, so we went with it.

DIY Vintage Apron Rack DIY Vintage Apron Rack

DIY Vintage Apron Rack

This little drawer front is amazing. This thing is seriously legit in the world of vintage. I mean, you simply cannot recreate that chippy white paint. Well, I can’t anyway. My skillz aren’t that good. If you can tell me how!

DIY Vintage Apron Rack

The hooks I used are from Hobby Lobby. I’ve use these a few times before on various projects and I love them. I actually used them for a DIY towel bar in our master bathroom. You can find them in this post.

DIY Vintage Apron Rack DIY Vintage Apron Rack DIY Vintage Apron Rack DIY Vintage Apron Rack

So there you have it! Who knew an old porch railing would make such an awesome apron rack. I love how simple this project was to put together. It’s so fun to play around with unique pieces to create something practical and useful. What do you think? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts. And be sure to track me down on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Thanks for stopping by friends!

DIY Porch Railing Turned Vintage Apron Rack

Leave a Comment

The Comments

  • Pam
    May 16, 2016

    What a clever idea and I love all the dimension! Beautiful!!

  • Old Door Turned Full Length Mirror - Little Vintage Nest
    May 18, 2016

    […] of a pile of scrap metal. And those spindles are from the porch railing loot I talked about in my last post. I ended up getting about 3 bundles of spindles out of those railings! That old porch post was […]

  • Ian Dubrock
    May 20, 2016

    I truly like your design. It is the most insteresting design we have witnessed. Where did you get your ideas to make this design? Thanks for your help. I enjoyed it. What are your thoughts for your next project?

  • Simple Farmhouse Style Dining Room - Little Vintage Nest
    July 21, 2016

    […] seen my vintage apron rack before, but that fresh eggs sign hanging there is brand spankin’ new. I recently made […]

  • Louie Camerena
    July 27, 2016

    great info!

  • DIY Fresh Eggs Sign - Little Vintage Nest
    August 2, 2016

    […] maybe 20 minutes at most. Easy peasy, just how I like it. We screwed it up on the wall above my vintage apron rack and called it […]

  • Testing for Lead Paint on Vintage Decor - Little Vintage Nest
    August 25, 2016

    […] up is my vintage porch railings. This one I converted into an apron rack, but I also have several old spindles scattered around our home from the same […]

  • Kim
    June 10, 2017

    Your bathroom make-over is truly inspiring. I’m wondering if you could tell me if you made the small curved wood plaques that your Hobby Lobby hooks are screwed into, or did you purchase them at Hobby Lobby, as well? I would dearly love to try and recreate what you’ve done. Thank you for all your time and effort in helping those of us who aren’t Blessed with your wonderful talent. Take care and thanks so much. KIm

    • Sarah
      > Kim
      June 10, 2017

      Hi Kim! Those hooks came attached to the wood plaques actually, which was super handy. I haven’t seen them at Hobby Lobby for a while, but hopefully you can find them. Thanks for dropping by & for your kind words!

  • Don't ignore porch rails. See 10 impressive ways to upcycle them instead - DIY
    August 2, 2017

    […] DISHFUNCTIONAL DESIGNS 5. Make an apron rack If you are a vintage lover, this is the project for you. Create an apron rack from your old porch rails and add it to your kitchen. Check out the tutorial by Little Vintage Nest here. […]