Vintage cobbler racks are all the rage right now in the world of antiques. Let me show you how to step up your home decor style by incorporating these old relics into your home.
The golden brown wooden color of vintage cobbler racks makes me giddy!
Every single solitary time I spy one at an antique shop, flea market, second-hand shop, etc…
They call my name, seriously!
Everything about them is enticing.
From their tall lean appearance to all the prospective storage and display options.
And those darling antique casters, well they are just about the most curious things I’ve ever seen…
I’m excited today to share with you one of my favorite antique furniture pieces, the vintage cobbler rack that I have fallen in love with for home display and storage.
And I’m delighted to be joining some talented gals here today in sharing our favorite vintage furniture pieces with you hosted by my friend Cindy over at County Road 407. And if you are joining me from Rachel over at The Ponds Farmhouse welcome! I think Rachel is the queen of adding antique furniture into her modern farmhouse style. Amazing!
What is a Vintage Cobbler Rack?
During the turn of the century, factory cobbler racks were used by cobblers to transport shoes mostly. But cobbler racks were also used for shelving and storage of shoes too.
Today they are collected all over the world and you can find vintage cobbler racks today for sale at antique dealers, flea markets, second-hand shops, markets, Etsy, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and more.
In New England, I have found these vintage cobbler racks selling in the price range of $200-$400. The online stores are selling these racks, but for thousands of dollars, which is really crazy in my opinion!
The pricing options will vary depending on the condition and stability that the vintage cobbler rack is in. And be sure that those whimsical casters roll nicely too!
How to Step Up Your Home Decor Style with a Vintage Cobbler Rack
Once you have found your very own vintage cobbler rack, now what?
Let me give you an idea of all the ways you can decorate with vintage cobbler racks in your home:
- Flat Storage
- In a Pantry
- Art Studio
- Home Office
- Bath Towels in a Bathroom
- Storage Shelving
- Plates, Platters, Dishes
- Antique Collections
- Wine Racks
Well, I think this gives you a good rundown of all the uses for vintage cobbler racks and how they can work in any room.
Vintage Cobbler Rack in The Bedroom
While out Thrifting and Antiquing this Mud Season I picked up this vintage cobbler rack to add to one of our guest bedrooms, the larger guest bedroom featured in this recent post, 3 Wallpaper Bedroom Designs Emblematic of a Cozy Vermont Inn.
It’s going to be so charming filled with bath towels, pillows, linens, quilts, soaps, and so much more for our guests. I filled it to the brim with hospitality!
But first I cleaned and refinished the vintage cobbler rack using my favorite Restor-A-Finish Maple-Pine. I highly recommend this stuff! I use it on all my wooden finds from the antique shops to thrift stores. It cleans, brightens, and adds an authentic rich color to those drab furniture pieces.
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Now it was time to fill it up with all the cozy guest room accommodations.
I started with extra pillows, bath towels, and blankets.
I properly folded a favorite vintage quilt, which added color and charm.
See how to properly fold a quilt in the post, How to Fold and Display Heirloom Quilts.
You may also enjoy this post, A Petite Antique Dresser in the Bathroom with knobs like big old diamonds.
Then I add a few incidentals like this ironstone mold filled with scented hand soaps.
You may also enjoy Memorial Day weekend finds in the post, Baby Adidas, Petite Cobbler Rack, & Watercolor Ski Drawings. And see that same petite cobbler rack decorated today in the post, Store, Stack & Display Vintage Dishes in an Antique Cobblers Rack.
A small wooden carton filled with antique clothespins is added.
Well, just because they’re so darn cute.
A blow dryer.
And a few local books and magazines for our guests to enjoy.
My mother once told me that you should have something living in each room of your home.
So here I added a green plant into a vintage blue and white wash basin bowl.
You could also add a simple bouquet of flowers too.
A vintage quilt at the foot of this guest bedroom’s four-post antique bed adds warmth and charm next to the vintage cobbler rack filled with welcoming hospitality.
Looking for beautiful vintage quilts?
My go-to is River House Designs over on Etsy. She has such a wonderful assortment of vintage quilts.
And I can’t wait to share with you the new bedding I have on order for this antique four-post bed, in an effort to create a guest bedroom emblematic of an old Vermont Inn.
Vintage suitcases stacked on top of the vintage cobbler rack add height and are representative of adventure and travel for our favorite destinations.
I also added a few bundles of blue yarn, which makes a soft and flattering color impact.
Vintage Cobbler Rack Display in Vintage Window Booth
It now resides in the window at my vintage booth at The Vintage Soul. It makes for an ideal display piece for this small space. It’s coined the “Bargain Rack”.
More Vintage Cobbler Rack Decorating Ideas and Inspiration
- Vintage Kitchen Cart Roundup
- Sunroom Breakfast Nook
- DIY French Inspired Baker’s Rack
- Repurposed Antique Bakers Rack
- I Found My Dream Piece of Furniture
- Fall Kitchen and Recipe Tour
- DIY Replica Vintage Shelving
Follow my Pinterest Board, Antique Collectibles/Cobbler Racks for more vintage cobbler rack decorating ideas.
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.
Be sure also to check out our Home in Coastal Maine where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.
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Next up on today’s favorite vintage furniture tour is Debra from Common Ground. Debra is sharing her favorite antique furniture piece, the sideboard. And can I admit something? Another favorite antique furniture piece of mine is my family heirloom turned sideboard that I shared last week. Debra, we were both thinking alike! Love when that happens!
And the other gals joining me today would be delighted for you to stop by to see their favorite vintage furniture pieces too. I hope you enjoy it all and are completely inspired today!
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