I Have Some Hang Ups, Headboard Turned Chalkboard

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I have some Hang ups, Headboard Turned Chalkboard

Don’t we all have hang ups?  This is not the place you came for Armchair Psychology.  However, trust, me I have plenty of expertise in this area 😉  Here is a new hangup for you you, a headboard turned chalkboard!

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I love making coat racks from discarded things.  I love making anything from discarded things.  Coat Racks are one of my favorites.  Why?  They take relatively little time, and everyone needs one!

I got this piece that started life as a head board from a friend.  I chopped the legs off.  It was Base Coated it in CeCe Caldwell’s Virginia Chestnut.  I painted the center with chalkboard paint.  Umm, the before picture magically disappeared…..

I went over the Virginia Chestnut with Vintage White.  Lightly distressed, added hooks, and there you have it.

Coat Rack headboard close up

Now it is a  total and complete hang up.

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For my next issue, I mean project.  I took this old piece of  scrap wood I found a longggg time ago when my friends were dumpster diving with me.  You can read about that adventure HERE.  I finally got over the fact that it wasn’t getting any prettier against the side of my house.

Here I am actually pulling it out of the dumpster!

Stuck in Dumpster

I cleaned up two old drawer fronts from my “Stash”.  BTW, I find more broken drawers than anything else, and trust me, you WANT those drawer fronts, they make the coolest signs, etc.

For the large piece of strange scrap wood, we painted it in Seattle Mist, then I waxed it and went over it with CeCe Caldwell’s Aging Dust.  The Coolest new product!

For the top Drawer front I painted it with Chalkboard paint.

For the bottom, I used another Drawer Front, painted it in Vintage White and added the hooks.

Don’t you say anything about my Chalk writing skills.   That is a different hang up altogether.

Coat from junk 1

Both projects wanted to hang around here for a while, but I scooted them off to Paris Flea.

I think I have my hang ups hung up now.

Feel free to hang around, but you won’t get hung if you don’t hang out.


PS This post originally aired in May of 2013.  I am hung up on reruns for the moment


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  1. Fran

    So inspiring, now I can’t wait to make a coat rack. I just found some old trim from an abandoned building that this would be great for. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. cassie

    love it!!! and you are just too cute…. love you!

  3. Heidi @ Decor & More

    The headboard makeover is my fave — it’s amazing! hang-ups and all!
    xo Heidi

  4. Cynthia

    Love the headboard makeover, it turned out great!


  5. Jill Floryj

    Great stuff as always Karen! You do the coolest makeovers!

  6. Thistle

    You are hilarious! Love the headboard makeover!!!

    Have blessed and amazing day!

  7. Katie Murphy

    These are both awesome! I love the vintage white against the chalkboard 🙂

  8. Katsy

    Those are way cute. Loving the paint colors, and I must say, I never stopped to think how useful drawer fronts are, but you’re so right! By the way, is it my imagination, or does your script look like Nana’s handwriting!?!

  9. Angie @ Knick of Time

    LOVE it, Karen! I love turning headboards into coat racks as well. Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday – I’ll be featuring you next week at the party and I shared this on FB.

  10. Mixed Kreations

    Love the coat racks! Way cool. I use to dumpster dive at a cabinet shop long time ago, but I use o find some great pieces of wood. Hmm I wonder if the cabinet shop is still there. I will have to go check and see now. Thanks for the inspirations. Found you on Project Inspired.

  11. Liz @ Quirky Vistas

    I’m with you on drawer fronts. They are so handy. I just used three of them to make a cart top. Love all your hangups and the pick of you in the dumpster. Classic!

  12. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

    Love the headboard….and the dumpster diving! 😉 Don’t ya just love being able to share these kinds of things with like minded people…because I would so do that too! haha Thanks so much for sharing it at Project Inspire{d} 🙂 Pinning!

  13. Danielle

    So sweet. I love how this came out! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  14. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Cute and functional! And nobody looks better in a dumpster!

  15. Barry

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for ms family safety live

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  17. Beth

    Love this! I have two of them for sale in my shop right now. 🙂


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