Sunday, July 22, 2012

Coat Rack

I love the inspiration that can be found on blogs and Pinterest.

Recently two of my blogging buddies both posted similar projects that had me heading to my pile of scrap wood to create something similar.

Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence posted about this coat rack she created from wood from her scrap pile.
And Linda @ Coastal Charm showed a similar idea using her scrap wood to create a clever photo frame.
Seeing these projects was just the the nudge I needed to dig out this chippy white wood scrap in my basement and work on my own coat rack/photo holder.
I cut the wood into five same-sized pieces (I'm loving my miter saw) and anchored them to another piece of scrap wood.  I then added a length of chain for the hanger.
Here's the front view.
I found some old wood knobs in my ever-growing stash of "stuff" and screwed one into each of the five wood sections.
I hung the knobs low on the wood so the chippy paint finish would still be exposed when things were hanging off the knobs.
And if I want to also display photos, I have ample space to tack some 4 x 6 photos above the knobs (in this case, a picture of my son taken 15 years ago).
Thanks to both Becky and Linda for the inspiration for this project!!
Jane

41 comments:

  1. Love your chippy white version and the body builder you captured on the beach! Look at that six-pack! :) Hope you are doing well. xo

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  2. This is project is definitely in the air! I was just getting some things together and thinking of making something similar! I love the knobs you chose for this one and the chipping white paint.
    --Pat

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  3. That is just too cute!!! Now my mind is clicking away. Gotta give it a go! Have a great week.

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  4. Love with a capital LLLL! I have some old crackled porcelain knobs that I recengtly found at the flea, and now I have a good idea what I will do with them~ Thanks for sharing all your great ideas with the rest of us followers~

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  5. I really enjoyed their posts too, and now seeing yours the inspiration is tripled. Thanks for sharing, love your projects.
    Joy

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  6. A lady with a miter saw! You go, girl! Love your work.

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  7. Love it!! I actually bought something like this...now I wish I would have made it.

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  8. Love your chippy white board and the piece you created. I'm also in love with those old wooden coat hangers!!!

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  9. So clever! I love these...esp. the old photo!

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  10. Absolutely love what you created. Those white boards were perfect for this project.

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  11. I love it! It's a great use for chippy white wood!

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  12. I love both inspiration pieces and the one you made! Gosh such cuteness from some old wood and few knobs! Love it! Hugs, Linda

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  13. I love how yours turned out. Great job.

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  14. I love it! The knobs are just perfect. (I am so envious that you can use your miter saw. I have tried, and tried, and tried........)

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  15. I love it Jane! The possibilities on this little project are endless.

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  16. Love it Jane! Glad to see you too :)
    Great inspiration, I agree!
    Susan

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  17. This are all great ideas...love your knobs!

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  18. Love this idea. I was going to put an old chippy painted shelf above the guest bed but I think I like this idea better and use it for pictures. Maybe I can add a shelf to the boards? Thanks again for the inspiration. Lisa

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  19. Well, now I'm going to be digging in my scrap pile, I love all that you girls have done, so creative and useful!

    Carol

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  20. What an awesome idea! Love your just as much as the copycat ones! You always inspire me! tiff

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  21. Great results - thank you for sharing the inspiration!

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  22. Jane,
    Oh my...thanks so much for sharing my frame idea...I am in such great company with you and Becky:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. Great ideas and those knobs are really perfect! The add a wonderful amount of contrast. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. just great! love what you have done.
    i, too saw the first one on pinterest and thought "i would love to make one of those", but now you have inspired me to go for it.

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  25. Perfect with the cool wooden knobs.

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  26. LOVE it...and you know that chippy paint makes my heart flutter :) Laurel

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  27. I noticed you on the side bar at crows feet chic blog and had to come see this coat rack.This is so clever, what a great job you did, I love it!!!!I think I'm your newest follower!

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  28. Love your version of the coat rack, Jane! And I really wish that I had a stock pile of scrap wood too!

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  29. LOVE this!!! What a great idea! Perfectly chippy too!
    xx
    Anne

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  30. Jane-I love the coat rack- it is wonderful! xo Diana

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  32. Dear Jane,
    I love how you combined the two ideas to make one great project.
    Hope all is well.
    Hugs and blessings, Tammy

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  33. What a wonderful project, Jane...love the chippy wood and the piece is so versatile too!

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  34. WOW !!! I love it and the other scrapwood hanger also.I think I will have to try this.
    Hugs Marie Antoinette

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  35. So CUTE!! Ever so talented Miss Jane!!!!
    I love Pinterst! So addicted!!
    I have been MIA for so long, I really miss my Mom! It's time to get my mojo back.
    How are you doing? Just day by day.......

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  36. The door knobs are the perfect addition to this great project.

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  37. I love these so much! Thanks for the inspiration for sure!

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  38. Oh Jane I LOVE the chippy wood you chose....Talk about taking an idea & making it your own....BRILLIANT....The little knobs you used are GORGEOUS....hahahaha....Where would be without our miters....**wink**....??!!

    Hope you're having a WONDERFUL week....!!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah :o)

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