Repurposed Pediment Into Coat Rack Shelf


Why would a simple project take 5 years to complete? I like to wait for projects to speak to me. I'm not sure if it wasn't talking, or if I wasn't listening. A friend gave me this piece years ago. I stored in in the shed. After all these years I recently figured that I needed to do SOMETHING with it.
repurposed pediment into coat rack shelf, foyer, organizing, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
This is the before. It had been the top to a china cabinet. My friend decided they wanted less bulk to the top of the cabinet and replaced this piece with some crown molding.
repurposed pediment into coat rack shelf, foyer, organizing, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
When I get stuck on a piece, I find that it's easier to see what it wants to be once I paint it with some primer. So, I did just that. I mixed up some of my DIY chalky paint primer (made with Plaster of Paris). Painting it white gave me fresh eyes.
repurposed pediment into coat rack shelf, foyer, organizing, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
I used my trusty Kreg Jig to add an extension board and a shelf, beefing it up a little and making room for some coat hooks.
repurposed pediment into coat rack shelf, foyer, organizing, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
After adding the new lumber, I gave it all a coat of white paint, then a coat of poly, and finally did a "wash" with some black paint to get this final washed out look.
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