Upcycled Footboard Coat Rack

Upcycled Footboard Coat Rack | A Diamond in the Stuff

Part of me feels like apologies are in order, I’ve basically been MIA on the ole blog here. However, the truth is we had a completely crazy busy fun family filled summer and I wouldn’t of traded a second of it. In the past months we have been to the National Archery Tournament (NASP) in Louisville, the World Archery Tournament (NASP) Mrytle Beach, Disney World, Illinois, and we’ve driven to each of the places. I think my car has about 8,000 more miles on it and we’re one windshield down. Sigh.

Now the kids are back in school, if you can believe that, and I am itching to get back to my projects. I have a MAJOR to-do list going on right now. So for today, I am sharing the other side of the very last project I shared before my summer of craziness! Here is my Upcycled Footboard Coat Rack……….

Upcycled Footbard Coat Rack | A Diamond in the Stuff

A while ago I scored this awesome headboard and footboard. Earlier this summer I shared what I did with the headboard in my Farmhouse Headboard Bench post.

Farmhouse Headboard Bench | A Diamond in the Stuff

I absolutely love how the headboard bench turned out, so much so I want to keep it for myself and not sell it. However I have no place whatsoever for it. This is the pain of loving what you do! After that project was complete I needed to come up with a project for the footboard. It was shorter and that posed some problems. I considered a child sized bench, but I wasn’t in love with that idea.

Upcycled Footbard Coat Rack | A Diamond in the Stuff

I’m not really sure what finally inspired me but suddenly I knew that this footboard HAD to become an awesome coat rack.

Upcycled Footbard Coat Rack | A Diamond in the Stuff

I used some Country Chic chalk paint in Vanilla Frosting. This chalk paint is quickly becoming some of my favorite chalk paint to use and no that is not a paid opinion! But hey Country Chic if you’re reading this, hey lets chat! ; )

Upcycled Footbard Coat Rack | A Diamond in the Stuff

I picked out these really beautiful iron hooks from Hobby Lobby and secured them to the footboard with screws.

Upcycled Footbard Coat Rack | A Diamond in the Stuff

I did some distressing on the new coat rack just like I did on the bench. I wanted to see some of the dark wood from beneath, I used a sanding block and hit random high points.

Upcycled Footboard Coat Rack | A Diamond in the Stuff

There you have it! So if you have an old footboard, or headboard, or hey anything really (get creative) it can easily be turned into a stunning coat rack that is sure to make a big statement! Afterall, why hang your coat on a boring ole store bought coat rack when you could have something unique and one of a kind like this Upcycled Footboard Coat Rack!

Thanks guys for reading today and I’m going to try and get back on the horse! The project horse that is!!!

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While you’re visiting, come check out this amazing industrial coffee table! It’s amazing to see what it started out as!

DIY Round Industrial Coffee Table | A Diamond in the Stuff


  1. I was just wondering about you this very morning.
    So glad to hear you’re having a great summer. These projects look great (as usual)!

  2. Great job on both projects! Like you I had been MIA but mine was almost a yr. Trying to get back into projects now. Keep up the good work.
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