Last week I showed you the twin to this repurposed bunk bed …. the bunk bed wall shelf. Today I have another repurposed bunk bed project, a small shelf, but more importantly it’s a great DIY coat rack!
Let’s see how it all started.
My friend gave me these bunk bed pieces that she had left over from her yard sale.
I didn’t take a picture of how I trimmed this bunk bed project, this picture shows how I trimmed it up for the repurposed bunk bed wall shelf
You can see I had a painting marathon, priming all three pieces with some diy chalk paint and my HomeRight Finish Max . Notice that I left the nub on one bunk bed, but cut it off of the other. All three of these pieces are resting upside down in the paint booth. click this link for more HomeRight Sprayer Projects
When I took the “in progress” shot, the nub was still on the bunk bed. Before I started painting the top coat, I very carefully cut the nub off with my compound miter saw.
I used this paint sample from Country Chic to paint a top coat with a cheap chip brush.
I initially started using a dry brush technique like I did on the green bunk bed wall shelf. I liked how it looked on the middle portion, but not how it looked elsewhere, so I gave it a slightly heavier coat.
Did you know that when you want to do light distressing an emery board works great?
I gave the entire piece a quick and light coat of the Country Chic wax—which by the way I really liked! I was pleased with the wax and the brush. The wax went on very easily. I buffed the wax with my AutoRightDetailing Polisher .
I added some d-rings to the back for hanging.
Then I got busy adding the coatrack hooks I bought from D. Lawless Hardware. I got a great deal on them and I was soooo pleased with the quality, that after adding them, I actually jumped online to purchase more while they are on sale.
You can see I use an adjustable square to make sure they all match when they are attached.
Don’t these hooks really make it look fabulous?
When I first started painting this piece, I didn’t think I was going to like it. But it quickly won me over.
You can see that there is a small shelf up top to hold incidentals. The perfect coat hooks will hold backpacks, jackets, hats, or scarves.
Here’s the million dollar question… do you think it’s begging for a vinyl saying across the top? It’s always difficult for me to anticipate what a buyer would want. I can’t wait to hear what you think.