Wednesday, February 3, 2021

I Am Finally Giving This Neglected Coat Rack A Makeover


Back in December, I mentioned that we were going to spend the winter months working on pieces for our home. On the weekends, Lisa wanted to spend some time in her woodshop. I wanted to spend lots of time in my Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop working my magic on the pieces she created or the large number of items that I want to give makeovers to.

At first, I felt guilty about our decision because we're usually making custom pieces for people or restoring items to offer up for grabs. 


I've thrown the guilt to the wind and things are in full swing.

One of the items I began working on this week is a very long coat rack. We grabbed this piece over a year ago from a friend from our old neighborhood. He was going to throw it away. Lisa thought it was something that I could work my magic on and offer up for grabs.

At the time, I was amid my busiest season during the months of October and December.

That was back in 2019. 

This coat rack leaned up against the wall in my Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop. Not a day went by that I didn't say, "I'll get to you soon, I promise."

A week or so before Thanksgiving, Lisa and I made the decision that immediately after Christmas, we were going to buy a house.

That's exactly what we did.

Long story short, we toured this house at the beginning of January of 2020. Closed the following month. And, moved a few days after closing.

This coat rack came with us.

It has been leaning up against one of the walls in the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop.

Until a few days ago.

The sellers of this house left the wall mounted coat rack in the entryway. It's a nice and sturdy coat rack with 4 hooks. The only problem is that it's very heavy.

The weight of the existing coat rack in addition to Lisa's coats was too much weight. The coat rack came crashing down.


Lisa was going to secure it with longer screws and have that be that, but I offered a suggestion. 

"How about I give our long shabby coat rack a makeover and we can use that?"

"Sure. Let's do it."

The featured photo is obviously the "before" photo.

I'm almost done with the makeover and we're already head over heels about it because it matches the current decor in our entryway.

And, it sort of has a sentimental aspect to it because it's been in the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop for so long. Both at our old home and the house we bought last February.

Finally, it's coming to life.

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