This easy window coat rack used for wedding photo display came about so quickly! Don't pass up an old window just because it has a few flaws.
Window Coat Rack Inspiration
I took this photo that inspired me at Cracker Barrel.
Could this window be used for a coat rack?
Two days later I spied this vintage frosted window at my local ReStore for $1.00! I actually missed it on my first spin around the store. When I went back to look at some ceramic tiles it caught my eye. I couldn’t scoop it up fast enough.
There was significant damage on the wood frame that had to be dealt with.
Carefully trim the damaged wood on the window frame
I did a little trimming of the sides of the frame on the table saw.
I did a little sanding and couldn’t look past the roughness still left on the top and bottom of the window.
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Donning some safety glasses I used my large sliding compound miter saw to trim the top and bottom to give the vintage window a cleaner look. Don't you agree, it's so much better?
Repurposed Window Coat Rack is ready to paint
This paint is called Refreshing. It’s a funny color. Sometimes I think it’s a green, and other times it looks more blue. I applied it with a cheap chip brush.
Handy Paint Scraper
I used this new glass scraper to scrape the back side of the glass. The front side is textured, so the scraper wouldn’t work on it.
Drill Holes Install Glass Knobs
In order to attach the glass knobs I drilled pilot holes slightly smaller than the screws on the knobs.
I screwed them in most of the way, but then had to use a rubber mallet to finish the job.
I added two smaller hooks in between the glass knobs.
Add a small chain to hang window coat rack
Lulu Mae photo bombed just as I was taking a picture to show how I added a small chain. A new Tractor Supply opened right by Vendors’ Village and I’m going to love shopping there. My first purchase was this chain. I also added d rings on the back of the window. (that’s how it is hanging on the fence in the picture above)
I added some of my favorite photos from Andy and Jamie’s wedding (daughter and son-in-law) and some cute Mrs. and Mr. signs.
It's not exactly like the inspiration photo but I love how it turned out.
I love making coat racks of all kinds!
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.