Coat Rack From a Footboard

2 Materials
4 Hours
Hi, my sweet friends!!

Welcome to another Thrift Store Challenge! Yes, it is that time again when a group of bloggers teams up together to share our crafts and decor out of thrift store finds. Who said that making your house pretty means spend a lot of money on home decor? In fact, I really like DIYing the things I found on the curbside or at the thrift store the most. So these monthly series are great because I am also inspired by the creations of my fellow bloggers.

Look at my find this month…
It’s a footboard!! Isn’t it pretty? I mean, it is not pretty right now but it’s pretty in spirit, you know what I mean.

The white lines are not only painted but carved in the wood.

The first time I saw it I had a light bulb moment, can you guess what I was thinking? If you said a bench then you are wrong 😉 I know you all know how much I love benches, like the  romantic bench I did from some free finds, and the  twin benches I did for a front beach apartment.

But this was a footboard which means it is shorter than a headboard so… what about a coat rack from an old footboard?


The first thing I did was get rid of the chunky round bottoms. I place it on my table saw and cut those babies out. I took a piece of scrap wood I had, cut to fit and add some screws to the back.
I have the detailed how-to and the products I used on my blog, including some useful links to the techniques I use too. You will find the link at the bottom.
Don't you think it is beautiful?
I am really proud of how nice it turned out.

Suggested materials:

  • Footboard   (Curbside)
  • Paint   (Craft store)

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