I love a great repurposed headboard project. I first showed you how I painted this small foot board in one of my contributor posts for Homeright titled Maintaining Your Finish Max. Today, it's a red headboard coat rack!
I first painted it black, which is really the key to getting a great coat of red. You can see that I used a really bright red over the black, but look at the fabulous color I got! I love a deep glazed red, my favorite being the repurposed piano front I have in my kitchen.
I used a cheap chip brush doing a light coat with a dry brush effect.
I recently ordered a LOT of hooks from D Lawless Hardware because they have great prices and I have a LOT of headboards.
Red Headboard Coat Rack
I love the way these hooks look on the red bed.
The new red headboard coat rack will even hold scarves and or jewelry.
Red Headboard Coat Rack for Stockings at Christmas
During the holidays it can even be used to hold stockings!
Here you can see it on display at Glendale. It actually sold pretty quickly.
There are some questions how I hang these on the wall . . .
D Rings for Hanging
I use these d rings to hang all of my coat racks.
I sure wish I had a need for one of these, I really like them quite a bit.
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.