Headboard to Bag and Coat Rack


I love taking old things and making them new again.  It makes me especially giddy when it doesn’t cost much at all. I made this fun coat rack using an old flea market headboard that I’ve been hiding in my garage for the past year.  I had brought it home with the intention of using it in my daughter’s room.  I painted it a pretty shade of aqua when I brought it home, then ended up going in a different direction for her bed.  I loved it so much that I just couldn’t get rid of it, so there it sat much to my husband’s dismay for an entire year.  I just knew it could be used for something, and then finally about a month ago it hit me…it would make the perfect coat rack!!!  I used some inexpensive hooks that I picked up at the Home Depot and DecoArt’s Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating to give it a whole new life as a cute jacket and coat rack!  She absolutely loves it, and I am one happy mamma because all of her bags, jackets, and shoes aren’t spread all over the place!

Items Needed:

 Old Headboard

Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating




To make your own headboard turned coat rack you will need an old headboard.  You can paint it or leave it as is…whatever you like!

Make a Coat Rack From a Headboard Before Make sure to patch any holes with spackling.  Allow to dry, then sand off the excess.

Make a Coat Rack From a Headboard Repair Pour your clear chalkboard coating into a dish or paper bowl.

Make a Coat Rack From a Headboard Supplies Apply one coat vertically, and one coat horizontally over the area you would like to use as a chalkboard, allowing the paint an hour to dry in between coats.

Make a Coat Rack From a Headboard Paint After 24 hours, lightly rub chalk over the painted surface to condition.  Wipe the chalk off, and your area is ready for writing and drawing.

Make a Coat Rack From a Headboard Chalkboard Curing Drill your hooks in where you want them or use some sticky back hooks if you’d rather not drill holes!

Make a Coat Rack From a Headboard Hooks Lean it up against a wall, and secure with a hook and eye closure so it won’t tip forward.  Now you are ready to hang all of your goodies.  You can write what is hanging on the chalkboard surface, or a fun little message!

Make a Coat Rack From a Headboard Chalkboard Isn’t it absolutely adorable?  If you have younger children, this would work great for teaching them to hang up their own jackets and back packs, or even towels in a child’s bathroom! Make a Coat Rack From a Headboard

So, do you have an old headboard lying around?

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I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!


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    Wow, that is so cool!! Such a super idea! I’ve never heard of the chalkboard coating and now want to give it a try… Thanks for sharing – I’m sharing your project on my FB page this afternoon!

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    This is fabulous Jessica! I simply love it. I am on the hunt for a headboard for the kitchen…this just gives me MORE reason to hunt some more! : ) hugs…
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