Thursday, October 11, 2012

Porch Coat Rack

Have you ever put off a project only to find you wish you'd done it a long time ago?  Well ~ I bought this antique child's bed headboard way back in the spring.  It had a metal rack attached to it and some funky hooks and was a strange shade of green.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I couldn't seem to walk away from it.  That's probably why I put off doing anything with it for so long.
Finally I had a vision to use it as a coat rack and would hang it on my screened porch, so I cut the legs off of it and found some cute hardware, but still ended up putting it off for another few months.
Now, at long last, just as the season is over, I finally repainted it, attached the hardware and hung it on my porch ~ and I love it!!!

I hung a cute little tool carrier on one hook since obviously I won't be hanging any coats on it because it's outside.
The polka dot on the tool carrier matches the center knob perfectly.

I found this darling green polka dot pitcher on sale at Joss and Main and put it on the porch table and it matched the dots on the cushions and the tool carrier.

I didn't start out with a polka dot theme in mind, but somehow it all just happened to come together perfectly.  I love polka dots and for some reason they make me happy.

The beautiful detail work on the head board is why I fell in love with this piece in the first place and I'm so glad I brought it home with me, even if I do have to put it away soon for the winter.

Linking with
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfolded
2805 for Potpourri Friday 
Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday
The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday



Salmagundi said...

Great project! I love when things get a second life. Sally

Lucille said...

The headboard is certainly one of a kind and you were so right in getting it. It's stunning and I love what you did with it. Your house is charming and it must be so pleasant to come home to!

Rita said...

How clever.I love how you repurposed the headboard. Your new coat hanger is so pretty and has so much character.

Cristina Garay said...

The wood embellishment is very pretty! The way you repurposed the headboard, brilliant! I aso love the polka dots, especially on that little tool carrier, so cute!

suzyq said...

What a great idea and I just love the color!!! ( and the polka dots are timeless )
Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I love it! Beautiful repurpose. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Stuff and Nonsense. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I'm so glad you visited me, because it brought me to your darling post about the headboard! How clever of you to have seen the potential, and that polka-dot carrier is just too, too cute...and imagine, it matches the knob AND the pitcher! Darling! What a cute, serene screened porch! ~Zuni

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Oh my gosh, I luuuuurve it. What great carving! And that green is just perfect. Sigh!


Casandra said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I admire to vision and patience to let your creative ideas evolve into this great piece. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Saw you at Make It Pretty Monday.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


What a brilliant idea, Cindy- you are so danged clever, girl!

Designing Domesticity said...

Who doesn't love a good polka dot. They just make you smile. Love your additions! Thanks for sharing, liz

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a lovely piece! I really like the detail on this headboard turned coat rack. Your screened in porch looks like a wonderful place to hang out and relax.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. You will be one of the features tomorrow. So, stop on in and pick up a feature button located on my sidebar. See you tomorrow. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a great find! I love the finish and what a great way to organize!


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