Friday, May 4, 2012

DIY Coat Rack

So, yesterday I decided that I wanted to make a coat rack. 

Earlier this week I was at Hobby Lobby and had some birthday money and decided that it was burning a hole in my pocket. So I thought "I'll just buy some cute hooks and let inspiration flow on how I'll use them." They were all 50% off so that also helped me break down and make the purchase. 

I looked through my pile of scraps for some wood that I could re-use. I found a piece of bead board that was the perfect size, and because the bead board was too thin, my hubby cut out a piece of wood to glue to the back of it to make it more substantial.

Here's what I started with:

I found some wood glue in the garage and some clamps...

I glued the wood and clamped it all together making it flush:
Let that sit for about 30 minutes and got started on the paint.

I have a few sample sized paints from Valspar that I have for small projects.
For this project I used Reflection Pond and Piano Brown:

 First coat of dry brushing with Reflection Pond 
(I wanted to keep some of the black showing through)

 A bit of Piano Brown:

Second coat with Reflection Pond:

 Dried and ready to sand...
(Ps. Say hello to my little friend! Trevor bought him for me as an early Christmas gift a few months back and we have become the best of friends ever since!!)

Sanded with hooks in place for mounting:

I changed my mind last minute and decided to add another hook
All finished and ready to hang, I just need to run to Home Depot and get some brackets that will hold it up- it's a heavy little sucker!

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