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!
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!
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!
So, do you have an old headboard lying around?