The quickest way to modernize this luggage rack was to spray paint it. After giving the rack a coat of spray primer, I applied two coats of Rustoleum Black Lacquer spray paint. After just once swipe of the black paint, I could already see the transformation.
I allowed the paint to dry overnight and then I attached the new striped straps. First, I cut three straps at the same length. Then, I turned the luggage rack over, placed it on a table, and attached the middle strap using a staple gun. After I attached the first strap, I turned the rack right-side-up to make sure it was going to work before attaching the other two. Satisfied with how the first strap went on, I attached the other two. All told, attaching the straps took a total of 10 minutes! Images: Jason Loper