Headboard To Coat Rack
Why is it that I am so drawn to headboards and cabinet doors?
Maybe it is just that I love re-purposing things-
There is something so rewarding about utilizing something that
may otherwise be thrown out – I love the attitude of making do rather than buying new.
Lest you misunderstand – I am not saying I don’t also love buying new things!
I bought this headboard for $5 at the Habitat for Humanity Restore a month or so ago.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to use it for, but I knew
it would be fun to figure something out – I love me a challenge!
I have been wanting a coat rack for my entryway for a long time.
I don’t have a lot of room so I wanted something that was wall
mounted and had enough hooks for several coats.
I decided this headboard would be just the thing!
So I started out by spray painting it with some Krylon white paint.
For some reason I didn’t like the look with just the spray paint, so I ended
up doing a final coat with some white latex and a brush. I tend to be a very
impatient spray painter which usually leads to drips and runs!
I took a piece of the leftover wainscoting from our hallway project
and painted it with some black chalkboard paint, then had my husband attach it to
the back of the headboard. Then I purchased some black hooks at
Home Depot and my husband put them on for me.
I still haven’t worked up enough courage to use power tools!!
I thought it would be fun with the chalkboard to put the names of my
grandchildren above their hooks when they come over – one for G-Ma too:)
We put 4 large hooks across the bottom
and then 2 smaller hooks on each side. We should be able to put coats,
scarves, purses, umbrellas, etc. on it. Even the dog’s leash!
I am quite happy with it!
And now my entryway is sporting two re-purposed headboards!
This was my first headboard project – I made it into a console.
You can go here if you want to see how I did it.
I should add that I had my husband cut the legs off of this headboard, and
I added a small wooden embellishment to the top of it.
And there you have it! I love the way it fits into my black and white entryway.
And I know I will appreciate the way it holds our coats come fall and winter.
Now I need to figure out something to put underneath it to hold the shoes and boots!
Guess I will be making another trip to the Habitat Restore!