Headboard to Bag and Coat Rack

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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!
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Items Needed:

 Old Headboard

Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating

Hooks

Spackling

Instructions:

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 BeforeMake sure to patch any holes with spackling.  Allow to dry, then sand off the excess.

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

Make a Coat Rack From a Headboard SuppliesApply 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 PaintAfter 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 CuringDrill 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 HooksLean 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 ChalkboardIsn’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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  1. says

    Make any paint chalkboard paint? This little chalkboard junky did not need to know that!!! LOL So cute. I can see why you hung on to that. I would have too. Really cute Jessica. I bet Kate loves it. So versatile with the writing being temporary too.

  2. says

    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!

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

  3. says

    Great project Jessica! I have that product, but have never used it. :)

    btw site loaded just fine.

    gail

  4. says

    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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