Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hat / Coat Rack - Metamorphosis Monday

I've got one simple project that I thought I would share today so I'm linking up with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Please link back to Susan to see what all the creative bloggers are creating!

For this weeks project I turned (once again) to Pottery Barn for some inspiraton. I saw this hat/coat rack in their catalog for $99.00

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn

This was a pretty straightforward project and I knew I had some old knobs that would be perfect for the project. These are knobs that came off a vintage stove. I have had these knobs for over 10 years.....don't know why I didn't use them before now.
I set out to the thrift store to find something thrifty to use as the base of the project. I found this shelf at a thrift store for $1.98. This isn't exactly the look of the Pottery Barn hat/coat rack but I liked the idea of having a small display shelf with my coat rack (and the price was right).

I popped off the wooden pegs that were on the shelf and, using the existing holes where the pegs once were, I drilled all the way through the holes to accomodate the screws for the stove knobs I would be using on my new coat rack. My next step was painting the entire piece black. Once the paint was dry I screwed the four knobs into place. The final step was finding some rub-on numbers in my scrapbook supplies and numbering the knobs 1 thru 4. Here's my completed project: Sorry the pictures aren't the best....I wanted to show the finished project in approximately the same position as the "before" picture.

Total cost of this project was under $7.00

Thanks for visiting....drop me a comment and let me know what you think.

41 comments:

  1. I like how yours came out better than the one at Pottery Barn.

    Ally

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  2. Very nice. It is very classy and looks so sophisticated. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I looks great. I think I even like it better than Pottery Barn's rack.

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  4. I like yours much better! Great work!
    Always amazed,
    Leigh

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  5. great job! i agree with the others- it is much better than the Pottery Barn one!

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  6. Jane, I love it! You keep showing me all these lovely black makeovers and it makes my head start saying maybee we should chuck the white and go black. I must fight these evil forces, I don't have the energy to repaint, everything I own! Talk to you soon. xoxo
    Michelle

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  7. Great idea on the rub-ons! Must copy! It's too cute!!
    ~Whitney

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  8. I like yours BETTER than Pottery Barn's! I would have never thought of using the scrapbooking numbers... clever! The display shelf is a plus too.

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  9. I like yours much better! Bravo!

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  10. Aren't you so clever girl! I love it so much. I like it better than PB.
    Hugs,
    June

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  11. That looks great! I do like yours better, your knobs are more interesting looking and you can sit stuff on top - cool!

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  12. Love it! Love love love it as always!!!! You make things look so simple girl...you are so good!!!! I love your shelf/rack much better than PB's for the fact that you made it with vintage items...so unique!!!!!

    I can't wait to see what you will surprise us with next...I'm always in awe!!!!! :)
    everything vintage

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  13. I love that and the price makes it that much better! ~Ashley

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  14. wow!! this is great. it looks like the pottery barn one!!
    stop by and link this up at my Goodwill party Wednesday.

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  15. Thrifty and elegant. Excellent job and a great idea....I may have to steal this one :)

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  16. You did a wonderful job...It turned out great...I am having a new give a-way do hope you stop over...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  17. Really like the new knobs. You did a great job! ~ Sarah

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  18. Love it! You did a great job. The knobs are so neat.

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  19. Wow, you really made that perfectly!! See, we just need ideas!!!!!

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  20. That is a great project. Nothing beats Pottery Barn, except a great knock off to look like the real thing! Great job!
    Thanks for stopping by and dropping me a comment!

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  21. I likey! It turned out better than PB's! Great job!

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  22. What a transformation! Did you coat the numbers with something to seal them?
    Dawn

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  23. This is genius at work! I do like the antiqued look of your better than Pottery Barn's. You so smart!

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  24. My goodness this is great, I like yours so much more!
    Thanks for popping over the pond to France today, I always enjoy your visits.
    (We're going to HHI for R&R, because DH won't stop working if we have a stayvacation in Normandy!)
    a bientot
    Maggie

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  25. Jane, just reading my comments. The picture on GrannyMountain is Prairie Creek cove area on Beaver Lake where we live. Thank you so much for dropping by to visit!
    joy c.

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  26. Jane -
    Love, Love it!! You did a great job. Now I'm looking around my house for items to make me one! :)
    Toni

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  27. Hi Jane! It's so nice to meet you! I love how your project turned out. I think it's so much prettier than the pottery barn one. Love those olden knobs! You're good. I do hope you'll come back and visit me sometimes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  28. Jane, those stove knobs are very cool, and your numbered coat rack turned out great. I like that it has that little ledge too...more display opportunities. :-)
    Have a great week!
    Christine

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  29. I like yours more than the one from Pottery Barn ..very clever of you!

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  30. I agree! Your's has so much more character than Poverty Barn's! and your price! My kind of deal. Great idea to use the rub-on numbers.
    Kelly

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  31. Just wonderful...
    You did a great job and I also like your better than PB!!
    Deb :)

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  32. You need to post this to the Knock Off party today.


    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  33. OMG! It is so cute!! much better than Pottery Barns. Love, love the knobs :~)
    Thanks for stopping by too!
    *hugs*deb

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  34. Girlfriend! You have just made my day! Love it~

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  35. So simple, so creative, I lOVE it! I want one.

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  36. Hi Jane! It was GREAT meeting you at Northland Vintage Market. I can't wait to see what you do with the piano rolls. After seeing what you did with the coat rack, I know it's going to be good. ~Ann

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  37. Me again. You can go to your dashboard and click the "add" button under your reading list to follow me.

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  38. Hi Jane,
    Thanks for stopping by to check on me. I think I'm going to make it. :)
    Love your project, of course. Hope you will post more soon!
    Cindy

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!