Wednesday, June 20, 2012

DIY Artist Drying Rack

For years, my paintings have been scattered around my dining room waiting to dry so they could be shipped.  Then, back in March, we purchased a new dining set (a post on that later). The thought of wet paint touching this new dining table made me have nightmares.  I really needed a drying rack for my paintings and so the search began...I found this one for a little over $200:

and this one:
for a $133.99

I really couldn't afford to put that much money into one, so this is what I came up with:

I purchased 1 inch wooden blocks and 16x20 masonite boards.
I simply glued the blocks to each corner, building from the bottom.  I only did three layers, but I am planning to add to it at a later time.
It's small enough to fit on the top of my painting table, and just these three layers hold a lot of paintings and it's working great for my needs.

Hope you like it too!
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Samantha2818 said...

Great idea - I've been trying to come up with a good drying rack idea for fabric I print - I currently have a makeshift clothesline across my craft room. This is definitely a better idea!

Sweet Art Boutique said...

Thanks so much Samantha 2818. I'd love to see photos if you try this.