DIY Headboard Coat Rack

I was writing up a post to share Jennifer’s DIY headboard coat rack at Livin’ the Simple Life and came across so many great ideas! You must pop over and visit her Furniture Rescue link and Projects Link and the Painting link too. Good stuff!

Here is her DIY headboard coat rack post:

Okay, so we’ve all seen the headboard turned coatrack, bench, etc. all over blogland. I loved the idea, so I was on the prowl for an interesting headboard. While visiting my favorite thrift store, I found an UH-mazing headboard. Not only was it awesome and $8.00, but it was 50% off that day! So allow me to introduce you to my $4.00 headboard, soon to be coatrack.

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I chopped off the posts, and scraped off the gum stuck to the back. Ewwwww!

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Sorry, but the gross factor wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t show you a picture of the sticky offender. Anyway, I spray painted the headboard black to match my entryway bench and added some garment hooks from Lowe’s. I could have stopped there, but it was just a little too plain.

Here’s where the fun began! I sponged a little metallic bronze acrylic paint into the grooves, then wiped it away to give it some dimension and depth. Then I added nailhead trim, following the curves of the grooves. Here it is in the beginning, when my hands were already hurting and I was beginning to question my judgement. Was this a little too “out there”?

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I kept going, and ended up loving the result. Looooooove.

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Thanks Stephanie for sharing your creativity! Your new coat rack is gorgeous! Great job!

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