Saturday, October 19, 2013

Making a Wall Coat rack from a headboard

I'm currently working on sprucing up a client's front foyer.
One of the things I suggested was to remove the hooks
from this mirrored window, and create a coat rack
behind the front door.
So on my mission to find one,
 I spied this twin headboard at a thrift store.
It has wonderful scrolly details at the top...
Are you seeing my vision??
After impatiently hammering off the legs, 
I had to essentially rebuild the piece.
Nothing a little wood glue and vices can't handle!
 Next, I plan where the shelf will go, 
and used my jigsaw to cut brackets to fit.
Next, I space out these hooks and mark holes.
 I painted everything in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Pure White."
I screwed in the hooks, 
and added some molding to the bottom edge..
and some decorative rope molding to the shelf front.
I used this metallic craft paint...
to paint over the screw heads.

 Next I used ASCP in Cream to highlight all the details, 
and then waxed in clear and dark waxes.
See how scrumptious it's looking??
Here it is waiting for it's new home...
It will be going on Frances' foyer wall next week!
I love making one-of-a-kind pieces like this for my clients!
It makes my heart sing!

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