Hey everyone!! I hope you are having a great Friday!! I am! My hubby came home from work unexpectedly and helped me hang up this coat rack I just finished! One of the main things missing from our new home was a coat closet. I know, who builds a home without a coat closet?? We desperately needed somewhere to hang our coats and jackets. At least the ones we use all the time. So, I decided to make a coat rack for our entry way. It finished off the area just perfectly and has now become my new favorite room in the house. (probably because its the only room that is now completely decorated)
To begin I headed down to our local Home Depot and picked up some wood. What I love about Home Depot is that they will cut the wood to the size that you need (30in X 11in). You have to buy the entire piece but I just had them the cut the remaining into 2 more pieces because I am sure that we will use it somewhere!! The wrought Iron coat rack I bought at Hobby Lobby at 50% off. So in total, because I had all of the remaining supplies, I spent about $22 dollars. Such a great price for something that works perfectly in my house!
Sand the wood a bit so that you don't get any splinters and then paint the entire thing your desired color. Mine was turquoise to match the picture frames in the entry way. I used acrylic paint and did two coats, front and back.
After that has dried I used some black acrylic paint to "ink" the edges. Using a foam make up sponge, lightly tap the edges all around. It adds some dimension to the color. Then top it off with two coats of spray clear coat.
Next attach the wrought iron coat rack. I just eyeballed it but you can always measure to be sure. After I attached it with wood screws I took a bit of black paint and painted the tops of the screws. I didn't want them to show at all.
Ok, this was the tricky part. It ended up being really heavy!! The only way to hang it up, was to screw it straight to the wall! But, the wood was a bit thick and I really didn't want more screws showing. So, I decided to use a 1/2 inch drill bit to make holes on the sides about 1/2 way through the wood.
Then I painted the insides of these holes with the turquoise paint. Next I had my husband position it on the wall where I wanted it and I used some long nails to pound it slightly into the wall. I just wanted to mark the spots that I would need to drill a hole. Remove it from the wall and drill two small holes where the marks are and then put in some drywall anchors. Last of all, line it back up again and screw it all in! I also covered these screws with turquoise paint as well. You can't even see the screws!!!
I love that the color ties everything together!! Next up, I need to make some sort of artwork to spice up my kitchen. Stay tuned.... XOXO
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