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
The project on the left is this Headboard Chalkboard Coat Rack, the one on the right? A Repurposed Bunk Bed Wall Shelf.
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.
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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?
sharing here: Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.
I'm just curious if you go back every year to re-wax your projects that you keep? And how many customers & readers know that wax needs to be refreshed every year"
hmmmm, I can't say I've ever gone back to rewax anything I have kept. Now you have me looking around the living room, trying to remember which items are waxed. I think most of my diy items here at the house are probably done with my DiY chalky paint primer, with semi-gloss paint as the top coat. A couple are diy chalky paint primer with glazing as the top coat. I can't really think of any waxed items that I've kept. 😉
Thanks for reminding us about this!
Great way to re-purpose an old item. I am sharing this on Pinterest.
Put a heart felt saying across under the shelf and it will be sold really quickly.
People were grabbing these up so fast at Glendale that I made lots more for the next year. I love coat racks, and apparently other people do too!
thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
Great job, again, Gail. Just chiming in again to say write "Stay Calm & Love Me" right under the shelf. Sometimes one can have a rough day and that is what one needs to be reminded to do, upon entering the home.
Vinyl would look nice. Maybe "Home is where you hang your hat"
I see some of these great projects you do and I think I need to get up off my rear and get busy!! Great job once again. I really do like that.
Sharon @ Eizabeth & Co.
This is really cute and totally functional too! I love the finish you achieved1
Looks great. I wouldn't put the saying on it but that's just me. I made several of these a couple of weeks ago for my open house and have a post schedule for tomorrow...how crazy is it that you had one today! 🙂
I like the look and the hooks - great place to look for hooks and knobs at D. Lawless Hardware. Vinyl would look good with crisp/clean lines. Here are my suggestions...."Home Sweet Home" or "There's no place like home." What are your thoughts/opinions/reviews of the AutoRightDetailing Polisher? Do you prefer this tool or by hand?
It looks so good! I guess you could cut some different vinyl sayings and have them ready to apply as an option for the buyer, or they could buy it without. I think vinyl would look great on it, but it is super cute without too. And I think I might buy those hooks they are amazing! Thanks for the link to them, I have heard great things about D. Lawless Hardware, I guess this is my chance to try them out! Thanks Gail!
How about, P.S. I Love You for the saying? A friend has that saying on the wall in her mudroom next to the coat hooks. So when her kids grab their backpacks and coats, they read that as they are headed out the door.
Julie @ follow your heart woodworking
That looks really nice. I was just yesterday looking at my bunk bed ends and thinking that when I repurpose it, I should have a top shelf and put hooks on the bottom. Now you've done just that! I probably won't get to it for months anyway, but that was the plan. I do like the idea of a saying across it, but that does limit whomever you sell it to, they might love the coat rack but not the saying... hard to decide what to put on it to please the most people? Welcome??
Love this...but then I love everything you do!
Paige @ Little Nostalgia
Have you done a post with tips about using chalk paint and wax? I tried it a couple of times and really had trouble with the buffing. It seemed like I did it for 100 years but it still wasn't enough.
I like the dark hooks on the white paint!
I haven't really done a "post" on it, but I generally mention how much I dislike it when I do blog about it. I don't know if it was this brand of wax, or that I've finally learned how to apply it. LESS is MORE for sure. I used very, very little wax and found that it buffed easily. I think for years I've been putting too much on. Have you ever seen a baker do that crumb layer of icing? It's soooo thin. That's the way I found works best with wax. When I applied it on this piece, you couldn't even see a "dent" in the can of wax. Just a very light skim coat. I hope this helps some, and that you give waxing another try. Try it on a scrap piece of wood, using lighter coats till you get it. 🙂