Heading on a thrifting journey, whether it’s garage saling, curbside shopping, or thrift store shopping, is always full of potential. It’s key to keep your eyes open for the obvious, but also those things that can be an asset in the future. For instance, I found these two hooks and have tucked them aside until now. Today, I’m sharing how I build a DIY decoupaged coat rack from finds and scraps.
Who can’t use a coat rack or robe/towel rack? They are handy for most any room in your home and can add a touch of whimsy when done right. If you’ve been following me on social media, you’ve seen we’re nearly complete in our living room remodel. One of the features I’ve built in is arches.
Our home had very boxy features and by adding the arches (which I simply cut in to our wood walls), really breaks up the lines and adds interest. Then, I cased each arch with focus on adding height to the room. While doing that, I made use of a 17″ x 48″ pine panel to accent the arch.
In doing so, I have this large piece of scrap needing a new purpose.
Of course, a coat rack can look any way you want. Because mine is using this arched scrap wood, I’m wanting to dress it up a bit. First, I cut it to size and then add a planked look using my circular saw on a short depth. This is a great way to create a layered look instantly. Next, I apply a reactive stain that will age the wood in minutes.
Then, in order to make my decoupage have a background, I add a washed layer of paint. At the same time, I also spray paint the hooks too. Easy-peasy.
One last thing I want to add is the decoupage. If you remember from my last post, I have 3 different types of decorative tissues papers, each 6 foot long. This is not your typical tissue paper, but heavier and easier to use. However, this time I’m using the bird paper. eep! I love it.
Last, but not least, I added keyhole hardware to the back for easy and safe flush-mount hanging.
After that bit of elbow grease, my DIY decoupaged coat rack is done.
Don’t you just love the decoupaged birds? The typography really adds that extra touch I adore.
We are definitely bird lovers in our home, so this is suiting. If you’d like to add this to your home decor, you can find it and more available in my online shop too.
Also, do pin and share my DIY decoupage coat rack. This makes for a great gift idea of new project for a novice.
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Rebecca - NC says
I agree…. the bird paper is so pretty and happy. ? I love the papers! Can’t wait to see what you do with the third one. What type of glue do you use for the decoupage?
They’re just so fun to use. I used a basic school glue with a bit of water. I’ve always used that for years and does the trick wonderfully.
I just love these papers you are using Larissa! The swan turned out so lovely! And this is gorgeous! Thank you for introducing us to yet another new medium 🙂
My pleasure to share. I’m slightly addicted! 😀
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi Larissa! I have these same papers. I just love them. After seeing your sign I want to make one. Thank you for your inspiration.
Great minds! 😀 I’d love to see what you do with them.
Mary formerly of the boondocks says
That is such pretty paper Larissa. I think that is really a great idea. Why go buy something when you can make it yourself. Those hooks are perfect.
I know you’d have a blast with it. Thanks so much, Mary.
Marie-Interior Frugalista says
Ooooh, I absolutely adore the coat rack, Larissa. I’m a sucker for anything bird-related and that tissue pattern just speaks to me. Took note of how you created the wood slats too – very smart.
You and me both…even my family! 😀 Thanks so much. Fun for me to share and hear from you readers.
Love the bird paper you chose – the hooks are special too! it’s really beautiful!
Thank you. I love anything birds. They’re such amazing creatures.
Janet Schen says
Oh my goodness! It’s beautiful! I love the way you can look at pretty much anything and can see it as something useful and beautiful! You’re so creative!
Janet, you just made my day…really! 😀 Thank you so much.
BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the bird paper. Where so you buy paper like that?
Thank you, Kim. I have the text link to it up in my post. I found it online. 🙂