Friday, April 30, 2010

Headboard Turned Coat Rack

We've all seen em' before...
The Blogging world is full of them...
Yes, it's a headboard turned coat rack (but my version!)




Before:

Headboard purchased at Thrift Store for $15 (I probably could have found it for less but to be honest I wasn't being patient!) I had been to about 6 different stores with no luck and rarin to go!




During:

Mike being the best boyfriend and partner in crime that he is sanded the headboard down for me as well as chopped off the legs!
-Side note- Lately he's been calling me "boss" and his "project manager" haha
I bought the wood accent pieces at hobby lobby for only $6 (and purchased them with gift cards I received for my birthday!)



The Final Product!




The hooks were from Home Depot $2.48 each

Total Cost: $27.40
And a lot of fun!

57 comments:

  1. I love how this turned out. What glaze did you use? It looks wonderful! I want one!;) I found you on New Friend Friday.

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  2. Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse's Follow Me Friday. I am your newest follower. Love it! So much character!

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  3. Hi! Just saw your link on New Friend Friday, so I thought I would come over and say HI! Great blog! I am a new follower :)

    You did a great job with the headboard turned coat rack. In fact, I think it's one of the best ones I have seen :) . The detailing is stunning, and I love the contrast of the cream colored paint and the dark hooks. Great job!!

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  4. I love this...so pretty! You did a great job. :)

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  5. That is really cute! I love add the detail you added on to it!

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  6. Alix (the boss lady!), I love how this turned out - the color is beautiful! Excellent job! ~Marcy

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  7. Following from New Friend Friday

    Hope you come by and Follow Trendy Treehouse
    http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/

    Have a great weekend! Tara

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  8. Looks great! ANd like lots of work!
    I am following your blog from Follow Me Fridays.
    Scarlet
    http://momswearyourtees.blogspot.com/2010/04/link-to-moms-wear-your-tees-social.html

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  9. Ooh,
    That is so pretty!
    Love this! I saw your link on Miss Mustard Seed's FFF.
    Rose

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  10. Very Cute! Hmmm... gives me some ideas!

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  11. Wow this is great!

    I'm having a blog party tomorrow and I'd love it if you linked up!
    http://www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

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  12. I love how that turned out! There are so many cool projects out there, aren't there.
    First time visiting from Trendy Treehouse.

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  13. wow you really made the lines and the detail pop. I think its terrific!

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  14. Alright, that is just plain gorgeous. You have mad skills!! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  15. Is that regular wood stain you used to make it look all worn like that? I LOVE how it turned out. Great job!

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  16. You did a great job! What a fun idea - thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

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  17. Thanks everyone for all the kind words!

    To answer your questions:
    I used acrylic paint for the accent color (black, metallic pure gold and burnt umber.) I then applied the paint all over, in and around the places I wanted to accent. I used my fingers and a paper towl to smudge the paint and a wet rag to wipe away the spots I didn't like and clean around the edges!

    I then used Behr water based Polyurethane finish (it wont yellow white or light colored acrylics.)

    And VWALA!

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  18. This is simply stunning. I love the details you have added - so pretty! Would love to have you stop by The Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! You did a fabulous job! Love it!

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  19. Love it!! It is on my to do list!!

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  20. The coat rack came out cute, good job. Loved the lamp shade you made, very creative. Can't wait to see the picture of the puppy with a finger in it's mouth finished.

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  21. This is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing it with us on Favorite Things Friday!

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  22. I really like this! Came over from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party.

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  23. Looks great! Those wood accent pieces really had a fabulous touch.
    Hey noticed you're from NW suburbs of Chicago; I used to live in Schaumburg!

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  24. great job Alix! Thanks so much for stopping by Craft Schooling Sunday, hope to see you again!

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  25. I've never seen this, what a great idea!!

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  26. I featured this on my party wrap-up! Thanks for linking up.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  27. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. This turned out fabulous and I love the detailing in the headboard! Hope you have a wonderful week. Hope to see you again next Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  28. ok, your boyfriend sounds like a great guy! he better be, getting a girl like you!!:) Thanks for linking up to " AP Tuesdays!" I love seeing what you have been up to, and also, thanks for being such a supportive commenter. Seeing your pic in my comments makes me smile, love familiar faces in blogland!
    Would you mind changing your link to the "Flexible" Themed area, you gotta scroll down a bit more. Sorry it is so confusing, trying to find a way to best explain the difference of the 2 linkys.
    Thanks, hope to see you next week~!

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  29. I came over here from Sugar Bee Craft Edition. This is Gorgeous!

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  30. Came over from Tag-Along Tuesday! Love the headboard. . . I'm your newest follower!

    Follow back if you want.

    http://likeChristmaseverysingleday.blogspot.com

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  31. This is so cute...so chic...awesome. I really want to do this too. Stopping by and your newest follower from TTA!

    Holly
    504 Main

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  32. Hi there! Poppin' in from Tuesday Tag to be your newest follower. Swing by my blog when you get a chance. Have a great afternoon.

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    www.groschengoblins.com

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  33. Very pretty...2 thumbs up from me!
    ~Bridgette

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  34. I'm your newest follower from TTA! I love your headboard project! Beth

    http://www.rubysupcycledesigns.com

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  35. hello! I just found your blog via the Tuesday Tagalong and I have to say, your blog is so gosh darn cute! I LOVE this headboard turned coat rack. I'm really into DIY things so this is right up my alley! Can't wait to see whats to come :)

    www.n-somethingbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  36. Hi..I’m Barb...from TTA. I am your newest follower. I hope you will have a chance to go to
    santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    and see if you find something that will inspire you for your family/home and become a follower of mine as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!

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  37. I've eyed those exact wood accent pieces, yours look great! Awesome creativity. I'm a new follower.

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  38. This looks awesome!! Great job!

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  39. I love how the carving really pops with the antiquing! Great job :)

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  40. That turned out great. I have actually not seen this before. So clever!! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

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  41. Okay, this is awesome! I just love the color, the details and your eye for making a headboard into a beautiful coat rack! Thanks for linking it up to Be Inspired today.

    Chelsea

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  42. It looks wonderful. You took a boring, dated headboard and turned it into a very special piece. Great job!

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  43. Looks great! I've got a couple of headboards in my stash to create with. Love how yours turned out! Thanks so much for planting your creative seed at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! Come plant again on Friday!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  44. Looks wonderful, love your finish and your accents you added. Nice job!

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  45. You've been featured! Come grab your button and wear it with pride!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  46. I so would have never thought of this. It looks great! Thanks for sharing your craftiness.

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  47. Fabulous! I want one! Great job!

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  48. I am in shock with all the comments I've been receiving!
    Thank you so much to everyone for visiting my blog and having such wonderful things to say about my coat rack project!

    Reading your comments puts a great big smile on my face :)

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  49. Very clever - you have a great eye for transformations.

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  50. Love it! It would look great in my foyer. ;)

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  51. I love this,so creative! I'm going to feature this tomorrow. Feel free to grab a button!

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  52. That looks really great! You did a fantastic job:)

    Your newest follower:)

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  53. Love it!!! It's just beautiful in every way :) I love the glaze with the dark hooks...looks perfect!

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