This headboard shelf coat rack is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile. It turned out better than I expected.
I picked up this table at a yard sale for $1. I used the base of the table for a repurposed desk into a chest.
Cutting a coffee table on a table saw
I cut the sides off on my table saw to make a black headboard wall shelf. That left me with one long skinny piece of a table with curvy ends.
Adding shelves to a headboard coat rack
I had this free headboard in my stash. I cut the legs off and cut each of the curvy ends of the table off using my compound sliding miter saw. This is a dry fit. I actually ended up taking them back to the saw to cut a little more off the depth.
Pocket hole jig used to secure small shelves
I used my Kreg Jig (micro jig) to drill some pocket holes to hold the shelves onto the headboard.
Time to paint!
I mixed up some diy chalky paint primer with Polished Pearl and gave it a quick coat on the front and the back. I find that many times a coat of primer totally gets me motivated to finish a project. Once all the colors come together and it blends, it makes me smile.
Add boards to back to aid in hanging headboard shelf coatrack
I had to make a few adjustments on the back. The pocket holes protruded slightly so I added a thin piece of plywood. In order to attach the coat hooks, I added a piece of a 1×4. I glued and screwed the 1×4, and glued and nailed the thin plywood.
I added some small scraps of 1x in order to allow the headboard to hang on the wall. It needed to have something to fill in the depth of the bed posts.
More painting with a Finish Max
Then it was time for a coat of Polished Pearl in semi-gloss using my Homeright Finish Max. The Finish Max gives such a great finish on the curvy bed posts of this shelf coatrack.
Add coat hooks
I love how this coat rack shelf turned out! Plus it got another headboard out of my inventory.
This is the black headboard shelf I made with the two long ends of the $1 coffee table.
Here is the base of the table used for this lingerie chest made from an old desk.
Three great projects out of one yard sale table. I still have the very middle of the table, but I don’t expect to use it for a project.
Which do you like better?
disclaimer: I am very happy to be a Homeright brand ambassador. I was compensated for my time, however ALL thoughts opinions and projects are my own.
If you love headboard projects, check out Angie’s new roundup of Repurposed Headboards