I've noticed in many interior design magazines, that it is quite trendy to use antique toast racks to use as “mail sorting racks” in their home.
Here’s a real antique one found in the UK. Note that it is £44.00 (or about $88...that must be some kind of bread!)
Toast rack from Steptoes Antiques
Since I’m using this for mail, I wanted one that was less expensive. I found a scuffed up stainless steel version (i.e. NOT antique) at Talize, a thrift store that sells mostly clothes, but also sells household “knick knacks”. This has simple lines, and for $2, it will suffice to sort our mail.
I spray painted it a champagne bronze colour (mostly as a test...i'd love to use this colour on legs of an oval glass table...very french art deco!), and now it has a subtle look of an antique (and since it was so inexpensive, I would have no qualms re-painting this a different colour in the future, to match my ever changing home décor).
I do covet a real antique toast rack for our dream home/cottage someday, to actually use for toast (I can imagine using it at a pretty brunch…it would look so pretty on a marble countertop, wouldn’t it?), but that would be for another day.
|I used Krylon's Brushed Metallic spray paint|
in "Champagne Nouveau" in Satin finish.
Found at Canadian Tire or Michaels for about $6
Now….I’ll toast to that!