I'd been wanting one of these things forever, though I'm sure it goes by different, and more explanatory, names than "butler's rack":
That (above) is what it looked like after one coat of high gloss, blood red latex paint. Originally it was a wood-stain finish, that was nicked, chipped and dinged here and there.
Long story short: bought it for boyfriend at yard sale (score), cat peed on it, cat knocked it over, etc.; cleaned it up, started thinking about how it could be more appealing...
...and that (above) is how it turned out, after a coat of crackle-glaze, followed by a perriwinkle latex top coat and a few embellishments. She (the rack - hey, check out my rack!) started speaking to me... she wanted a belly-chain, with a few French coins, a loose pawn from a chess set and a plastic poodle on it; she also wanted a boa, though I could only provide a partial one. (Used most of it in a previous project.) Some itty-bitty bows (that's what the package says), a couple of fake flowers (corsage...?), a necklace, etc.
Above is a closeup of the top; I painted a little fairy gold and glued her on the top rack (meant for wallet, keys, loose change, if you're a guy, or a butler for a guy) and painted a little wooden book charm with the words "little secrets", and, well, that's all I did. Just thought I'd share; hope you like it, and thanks for your time.