A Place to Put My Coats (part 3)


The other day I completed the painting for my coat hanger.  I mixed a huge batch of gray acrylic paint to paint the border.   I applied two layers of this color.  Then I replaced the inner panel with the painting on it.  As for the coat  “hooks,”  I chose five cool kitchen cabinet knobs from Lowe’s.  I like them sideways, but I’m not sure if it will be practical that way, so I’ll have to wait and see.  Now I just have to find a good sturdy way to hang this on the wall.  Here’s a look at the before and after:

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12 Responses to A Place to Put My Coats (part 3)

  1. Holly Niphakis says:

    can i hang my hoodie on it?

  2. Harmony says:

    This is SO cool! It makes me want to buy more coats. 🙂

  3. Easten says:

    I love it!

  4. Holly Niphakis says:

    I concur! Harmony DOES have too many coats! 🙂

  5. Holly Niphakis says:

    You’ll just have to make Harmony her very own coat hanger rack!

  6. arrynvogan says:

    This looks great! I love projects like these….still in your element but for your own functionality. Love it!

  7. Holly Niphakis says:

    I just read your entry again and realized a faux pas! the knobs were from Lowe’s! Not Home Depot.

  8. Erika says:

    Mel, I love the coathanger! So cool. Keep it up!

  9. Kalina says:

    That’s a lot better, wish I could paint like that, nice stuff!

    • Melody says:

      Thanks, Kalina. A less-complicated option would have been to use stencils and create a cool graphic pattern, OR cover the panel with patterned or textured fabric.

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