Recycling pine board into coat rack

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Here's another one of my better ideas (well, I think so!!). From the same dumpster that I found the wood for my folding screen, I pulled out a lovely pine board that I simply could not leave behind and created this cute coat rack for my hallway. 

Anyway, here's what I did with it. To spiff it up a bit I added framed pressed leaves (the leaves were leftover from another project) and repurposed a couple of hooks.

Here's how to do it. 

First, for the leaf prints, I gathered up some maple leaves from the tree in front of our building, flattened them with an iron (set at very low) and glued them to copies of old letters. I already had the frames (Ikea but purchased for pennies at a church bazaar) and inserted the leaf prints. I sanded the pine board and just screwed in each frame and added the hooks. I added picture hanging wire on the back and hung the whole thing on the wall.

Et voila, fini!

I have to say that the concierge in my building is giving me funny looks these days. Today, I came home lugging a couple of old wooden crates that I found in an alley beside our building and all she did was roll her eyes and shake her head. I'll have to make her something nice.

Categories: Wood, Tutorial

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