Here's a quick and easy repurposed drawer front project for you!
I got 2 antique drawer fronts for FREE from my neighbor. Yep, it was either me or the dumpster--so happy I won out.
Use Vintage Knobs on Drawer Front
First, I used the bottom repurposed drawer front to make a coat rack using vintage door knobs. Isn't it so pretty?
I decided to use Minwax Golden Pecan on this one. If you look closely you can see that I filled the original knob holes on the drawer front with some wood filler.
Make New Hooks Look Old For Repurposed Drawer Front
Because I wanted my hooks to look old like the drawer front, I gathered 3 new silver coat hooks and did some spray painting on them. I used several different spray paints in addition to some turquoise rub-n-buff to give them an aged look. That's one of the great things about having a huge stash of spray paint. To get this look, I did more of a "splatter" painting, not giving full coverage of any one color.
Because this drawer front has the trim all the way around, it’s a little beefier. Do you know what piece of furniture this may have come from?
Coat Hook Repurposed Drawer Front
I ended up covering up the original holes on the left and right with the hooks, and adding a third one to the center.
Drawer Front Coat Rack for Scarves
This repurposed drawer front piece would be great in any room. It could be used for coats, hats, towels in the bathroom. In addition, it could be used for jewelry as it does have a little width at the top to hold other items on it's little built in mini shelf.
It would be difficult for me to choose a favorite between the two coat racks. This one was definitely easier to do.
Do you have a favorite?
I'd love for you to save & share this project on Pinterest.
Looks great Gail!
So behind on my blog hopping...but I love this! Beautiful color!
I like the second one - the warmth of the pecan stain and molding on all sides. Why do I never come across pretty drawer fronts? Hmph.
Those are beautiful! I'm loving that Golden Pecan stain. I've never tried it, but it's on my wish list now. 🙂
Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel
This is such a great idea Gail. I think they turned out amazing! This is one I am definitely going to try. Thanks for the great inspiration.
These drawer front conversion to coat rack is VERY clever. I am going to be on the lookout for old drawer fronts. One Question> HOW DID YOU HANG THEM?
I hang all my projects with "d" rings. You can see how I add them to chalkboards in this post: https://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2013/05/how-to-make-small-display-easels.html
Because they secure with screws, I find them to be the best overall option for my projects--very sturdy.
Seeing the coat rack with the scarves on it made me think of using this idea to hand jewelry!
I'm still jealous of those drawer fronts---
This was a great piece! Glad to see it get a new life.
These are beautiful. I love them.
How do you hang these? I wouldn't think little saw-hook hangers would hold any weight of coats. Are they then bolted to the wall? Thanks!
You are such an inspiration! Thanks for posting all your inventions with old treasures!!
Oh yes! Very nice Gail... great idea for those broken drawers... it looks awesome! <3