I have already 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 bed coat rack!
How To: DIY Bed Coat Rack
My friend gave me these bunk bed pieces that she had left over from her yard sale. Perfect for a diy bed coat rack!
Seriously, these old bunk beds can be found at thrift stores cheap! Maybe you already have one in storage? If not, you can always ask your friends and family on Facebook if they are wanting to get rid of one.
Cut Bunk Bed Top & Bottom
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 could use a small circular saw, a jigsaw , or even a handsaw to get this look.
Paint Multiple Bed Projects at One Time
You can see I had a painting marathon, priming all three pieces using 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
Black Bunk Bed Wall Coat Rack
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 saw.
Painting with Chip Brush
I used this paint sample from Country Chic to paint a top coat with a cheap chip brush. Do you think I should have left The DIY wall coat rack black?
Initially, I 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.
Distress Paint with Emery Board
Did you know that when you want to do light distressing, emery boards work great? I buy them in bulk on Amazon, click that link and you can stock up too!
After painting, 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 added some d rings to the back for hanging. They're my favorite way to hang my DIY projects.
Add Coat Hooks
Then I got busy adding the coat rack 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.
If you need help or tips on adding coat rack hooks, click that link for more details.
DIY Bed Coat Rack
Don’t these hooks really make the DIY bed coat Rack look awesome? I am really loving the light distressing!
When I first started painting this diy bed coat rack, 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.
So, do you have a bed that you could use to make this diy bed coat rack with a shelf?
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.