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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