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Five Minute Friday: Wire Spring Wine Bottle Holder.

So life has finally slowed down enough for me to get one of my projects from Texas Antiques Week.

Create a rustic wine rack with nothing but old bed springs.

I know I know…its a five minute project…but finding the time to get in the garage and get this put together has been hard.

What makes this project so great is its use…it holds wine! Three entire bottles! There is nothing better than wine.

You can never have enough wine. Here is a great DIY Wine Rack that will only take you five minutes to put together.

In October I traveled to central Texas for the Fall edition of Antiques Week. Two whole days there and we barely scratched the surface. The piles of junk and antiques went on and on. It was a wonderful treasure hunt. A trip to Antiques Week in Texas lead to several great finds, including these rusty bed springs which find a new use as a wine rack.

I stumbled upon a small box of some great antique bed springs and I knew right away I wanted to turn them into wine bottle storage. I grabbed six of them and brought them back to Colorado. This project took the same amount of time as it took The Hubs to set up the router (for another project we are working on…which unfortunately took more than five minutes).

Materials:

  • A few old bed springs. The rustier the better.
  • A one by three piece of wood. (I used an old fence board we had left after some repairs this summer).
  • A staple gun. I used a T-25 staple gun with 7/16″ round-crown staples. (this just means that the staple is round on the top instead of straight)

Create a rustic wine rack with nothing but old bed springs.

  • Clear Coat.

How To:

  1. I recommend giving the springs and the boards you are using a good cleaning. Doing this before you put anything together will prevent any dirt and debris from making it into your home.
  2. For the base I used was an old fence board that was six feet long, so I decided to cut it in half so that I could make two wine racks, each board could fit three spring. Create a rustic wine rack with nothing but old bed springs.
  3. I alternated the direction the bottle would be facing, to keep the rack from being unbalanced.
  4. Once you know which direction the springs will face simply staple them in place with two to three staples.Create a rustic wine rack with nothing but old bed springs.
  5. After I had attached all the bed springs, I sprayed each wine rack with a clear enamel. I like that it darkened the wood a little and it will keep any left over dirt and rust from rubbing off on the wine bottles.

I haven’t hung these in our bar area yet because I am thinking about giving them away as Christmas Gifts. But when the time comes you can use Sawtooth picture hangers, or screw the racks directly into the wall for more support.

Create a rustic wine rack with nothing but old bed springs.

Stay tuned tomorrow for an update on #onemonthofthankfulness.

Nichole 🙂 (Shoot now I need some wine!)

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8 comments on “Five Minute Friday: Wire Spring Wine Bottle Holder.

  1. Finding those springs was so fun! I can’t believe how much junk we sorted through and yet we barely scratched the surface of all the amazing things there. I love how these turned out!

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    • vintagefrontier
      November 16, 2015

      Thanks for being my partner in crime on that particular adventure. It was so fun. You found some great stuff too.

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  2. thegarsowtwins
    November 13, 2015

    Can’t believe you FOUND those springs! They fit perfectly! Such a great gift and it looks really expensive 🙂

    XX, Britta & Carli from http://www.twinspiration.co

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    • vintagefrontier
      November 16, 2015

      It was one of those rare occasions where one of the things I was looking for was right out on a table in front of me. A little divine help perhaps. I have the perfect wine fanatic in mind for these, but I am definitely going to try to make more.

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  3. Lisa B.
    November 25, 2015

    Hello!! Just stopping by to let you know that your post has been selected as a Feature over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party! Come on over and see your link and grab a Featured Button as well!

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    • vintagefrontier
      November 25, 2015

      Thanks for the good news Lisa! Button grabbed. Thanks a million for hosting this great link party, I never miss it.

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  4. Janna
    July 5, 2017

    So how and what are you using to hang on wall?

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    • vintagefrontier
      August 2, 2017

      Hi Jana,
      I used Large Sawtooth picture hangers. I only use them at this point mainly to display a couple of my favorite bottles of wine that are empty (I wish we were the kind of people who bought wine and kept it around for a while, we usually buy wine and drink it the same day). If you plan to use them to store full bottles I would recommend using screws and going directly into the wall, to support the weight.

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