I have another great headboard coat rack tutorial for you today. Last week I showed you the small black shelf I made from the leftover bed posts of this headboard.
This is what the headboard looked like when I got it at Vendors’ Village.
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If you missed last week’s small black shelf made with these cute little legs, you should click that link and check it out.
I love using my Homeright Finish Max to paint several projects at a time, especially when I’m doing the primer. I’ll have days that I do a white (polished pearl) basecoat, but this day was a Beluga day.
Here are tandem headboard projects. One for today’s project, and the other was used to make a Chalkboard Coffee Cup Rack.
I cut a 1×4 to size and used my handy kreg multi-mark to make sure the shelf is centered on top of the headboard.
I secured the shelf with a wood screw.
Initially I wasn’t going to put a shelf, but now that I added it, I needed to do a quick coat of flat beluga. Because the pine board is new, I used the flat paint out of the can instead of mixing up the chalky paint. I love using these cheap chip brushes because they clean up so quick and easy. The older they get the better they work.
I used some whitewash mixture (polished pearl watered down) with a chip brush to do a dry brush technique on the headboard and shelf. Then it was ready for some chalkboard paint.
These old headboards are very hard wood, and it’s necessary to drill pilot holes in order to secure the screws without breaking.
In addition to drilling pilot holes, I also used some bar soap to coat the threads of the screws to allow me to easily secure the D. Lawless Hardware coat hooks.
One last tip, don’t use your screw gun—go old school and use a screwdriver to assist in getting the screws in the wood without breaking them.
These d rings are great for all your hanging projects. Buying them on Amazon by the 100’s is a lot cheaper than picking them up at the hardware store.
This is one of the projects that was part of the “second act” at Glendale 2016 meaning it was left on the truck until I had room to display it, therefore it didn’t sell, so I took it to my booth at Vendors’ Village.
It’s perfect coffee cups in a busy kitchen, or for the family in a mudroom or by the back door for those last minute rushes out the door!