Saturday, February 6, 2021

Our Neglected Coat Rack Finally Came To Life


A few days ago, I mentioned that I was finally going to give our neglected coat rack a makeover. It's been sitting in the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop for over a year. The original plan was to give it a makeover and offer it as an 'up for grabs" item.

That didn't exactly happen.

When we bought this house in February of last year, there was a much smaller wall mounted coat rack in the entryway. Despite being small, it was very heavy. 

Almost too heavy and it only had 4 hooks.

A few weeks ago, Lisa hung up her winter coat. There were also a couple of hoodies and another winter coat hanging.

Between the weight of the coat wrack and the items of clothing hanging on it, the entire thing crashed to the floor.

Lisa picked everything up and went downstairs to her woodshop to find something more secure to use to hang it back up. 

That's when the proverbial light bulb clicked on in my brain.

I skirted to the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Workshop and grabbed the neglected coat rack and brought it to where Lisa was standing in the entryway. 

"Hold this. It's really light and it's over twice the size as the one that was hanging. I can give it a makeover. It'll look great."

Lisa was impressed by how light it was.

"Go for it."

We chose a deep shade of Nutmeg Brown.

I primed the coat rack first and gave it 2 coats of paint.

Due to the enormity of the coat rack, it needed more.

I traced 2 large dog paw prints on each end and painted them a darker shade of ivory.

We liked it, but we both agreed that it needed more.

Lisa suggested I paint the pawprints all the way across between the hanging pegs.

The following day, that's what I did.

After 2 coats of semi-gloss protective varnish, Lisa hung it on the wall. 

It matches perfectly with the 3 wooden bone leash holders on the other wall.



In love.

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