This coat rack started out as a vintage sewing machine table. The sewing machine table was in my booth for a while and never sold. I never really liked that thing anyway, so I brought it home and took it apart because it had good legs. 😉
After removing the legs, I unscrewed the hinges that held the drop down drawer. Once the drawer was off, all that was left was the “pretty” front frame.
I used some scrap pallet board pieces to the front frame, attaching with wood glue and a nail gun. Then I added some trim pieces to frame to give it a finished look. After that, a couple of coats of white chalk paint and some distressing. Hooks and a knob and done.
It sold the first month I had it back in the booth. Now I’m working on a project using the sewing table legs. Stayed tuned…
This old desk has been in my house for years. I never wanted to get rid of it because it’s been in the family for a long time. But it’s just not pretty, so it’s been hiding in closets or in my sewing/work room for a long time, waiting patiently for a desk makeover.
I brought it downstairs to the “library” to perhaps entice me to sit at a desk to work, instead of slouching in a chair with the computer on my lap.
Well, my slouching continued cuz the desk was just as unattractive downstairs as it was upstairs. Go figure.
So, after calling my Mom to make sure she didn’t mind if I painted the old desk (it came from her family), I pondered for a while what to do with it. All I knew was I was going to cover the top of the desk with a new top. I didn’t like the way the top of the desk was smaller than the length of the desk. It not only looked odd, it was a dust collector. Then I just went for it. 😉