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How to Make a Coat Rack From an Old Cabinet Door

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Never EVER throw away old cabinet doors! Besides many other things you can do with them, this coat rack is quick, easy, and handy-dandy to hang anywhere.
If the cabinet has a decent finish - or even chippy, just leave it as is and add a few things. Or, paint the door as you see fit.
Old hinges and the handle come in real handy, so don't remove them. This door/coat rack hangs sturdily against a wall by using the hinges for hanging.
Gather a collection of hooks. Arrange to your liking and screw them in!
Choose a meaningful print or photo. Attach with Mod Podge or a diy mixture of your own. My preference is half school glue and half water mixed together. Slather it onto the door itself, the back of the photo, and attach. Paint a coat of the mixture over the print or photo and let dry. Paint another layer of mixture over the entire inset of the door (in case your mixture has a shiny effect on the door paint).
Hang on the wall, and you're done. Enjoy! :-)

Materials I used for this project:

  • Old cabinet door.   (A trash bin or garage sale...)
  • Various hooks in desired shapes and sizes.   (Lowe's)
  • Mod Podge or school glue/water mixture.   (WalMart or diy your own, like I did.)
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To see more: http://curtainqueencreates.com/how-to-turn-old-cabinet-door-to-coat-rack-in-a-snap/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Betsy
    Betsy De Forest, WI
    on Sep 1, 2016

    This looks great. Turned out beautiful.

  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on Sep 3, 2016

    Really like the way this turned out. The use of a sepia photograph adds a fantastic extra 'touch'.

  • Debbie Williams
    Debbie Williams Plymouth, CT
    on Sep 3, 2016

    great idea love it

  • Henjoy88
    Henjoy88 Raleigh, NC
    on Sep 3, 2016

    Great idea, love it

  • Elaine
    Elaine Canada
    on Sep 3, 2016

    This is a good idea and the old looking photo adds the finishing touch.

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