Turn an old headboard into a shelf coat rack for your entry way or mudroom.
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 1x4. I glued and screwed the 1x4, 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
After the paint dried really well, I added some ball hooks from D. Lawless Hardware. If you need tips for installing coat hooks, see my Red Headboard Shelf Coat Rack project.
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?
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Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
Oh such wonderful projects all from a great deal. Great ideas and thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
Great project. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Please share and join us again next week.
Amazing! I love how your mind thinks, this is a brilliant idea! Well done! I would like to invite you to share some of your work at my Making Broken Beautiful party this week! It runs every Thursday thru Sunday. I do hope you will come share some inspiration!
I like the black headboard shelf because of the lines, but I would probably be able to use the smaller white "coat hanger" best since I live in a small space. I believe the size would dictate who would use what. They're both gorgeous pieces and such a clever way to repurpose headboards and coffee tables. Love re-using anything.
Thanks so much Barbara for stopping by and checking out my headboard project! I love repurposing old pieces!
I appreciate your nice comment!
Love it! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
These are so beautiful!!! I would not which one to choose!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow
Love this! I swear, you're motivating me to find headboards and bring them home! Pinned:)
Debbie Refresh Restyle
Awesome! Thanks for sharing at #inspirationmonday pinned it, love it!
i love them both!
That looks unique... Both if the last two shelves are great! I bet they quickly! Great job!
* sell quickly! Also--- a favorite? That's a hard one! I love the white one for the hooks aspect. I like the black one for the tall finials! lol! You know me ---indecisive!
chris aka monkey
i can't pick a favorite i like them both for different reasons, and depending on the color of the wall they will be hung on, would make a big difference xx
Love your creativity! These are awesome
The both rock, Gail, but I'm partial to the black one. What I love the MOST is your ability to see the possibilities in every angle and curve of a piece of conventional furniture!
I love them both!!! That $1 coffee table sure went a long way!! You are the repurpose Queen! 🙂