We don’t have an entryway closet or hall tree for the entryway, so we would need a coat rack for all those coats and hats during the winter season, so we decided to make our own. This post shows How to Make a Coat Rack using Garage Door Rollers.
We had some leftover lumber from when my husband built our daughters’ bunk beds.
The particular piece is a 2″x6″ and measures approximately 28″, which was just the right size for our new coat rack.
The 2″x6″ was sanded smooth and then I stenciled this lovely flower and vine on it, using this stencil.
Then I applied a dark walnut stain and a few coats of polyurethane to seal it.
I decided to look through my stash to see what would work to make hooks for the coat rack.
I found these garage door rollers that I had planned on using for the Angels from Repurposed Materials project, but had decided on something else.
There were 6 in my stash, and so I figured that would be enough to make a sizeable coat rack for our growing family.
I spray painted the metal parts black and brush painted the rollers on the end with an off white latex paint.
Six holes were drilled into the prepped board using a 3/8″ Forstner bit, just the perfect size for the garage door rollers to fit.
Then 2 D-hangers were fastened to the back to mount the coat rack to the wall.
The garage door rollers were put into the holes and my husband put tooth lock washers on the ends of the rollers to hold them in place.
After that, we used drywall screws to mount the coat rack onto the wall. Now it’s time to pile on all the coats and hats.
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A little about Repurposing Junkie:
I started using stencils on furniture in 2015, just a few months after the blog began. I had given a white table a makeover, and painted it orange to be an accent table in the living room. Even with the bright color, the table was missing something. I applied a stencil that I had bought at one of my favorite craft stores to the table to give it that something extra and sure enough it really made the table stand out.
After seeing the transformation the table took by adding the stenciled flowers, I was hooked on stenciling. I loved how adding just a bit of detail made the piece stand out and took it to a whole new level.
Adding this detail and seeing the results was all I needed to be convinced that stenciling was the way to go, and thus began my love for all things stencil.
I love how a stencil design can add detail and beauty to furniture, wall art, clothes, mugs and other accessories, walls, floors and so many other things.
It’s fantastic how easy it is to make something beautiful become exquisite and eye catching just by adding a stencil overlay.
After stenciling for a while, I started designing my own stencils in 2016 to cut on my awesome Cricut Explore. It took some time and learning but it was so rewarding being able to cut my own custom designs right in my home, and use them on repurposed and DIY projects.
I went on to write some tutorials on cutting stencils using the Cricut machine:
–How to Make Extra Large Stencil Oversize Stencils in Cricut Design Space Using the Meeting and Overlapping Methods
I also wrote a few tutorials on designing your own stencils and the tools needed to create and make stencils using the Cricut:
Creating Stencil and Printable Designs:
After getting comfortable with cutting stencils on the Cricut and learning how to create my own stencil designs, I began offering stencil cut files for cutting machines on my blog.
I have found a passion for design and strive to create unique and fun designs that can be used in a variety of settings, such as home decor, furniture, wall art, fashion design, accessory items, and so much more.
My eye has always been drawn to the details, patterns, and embellishments in such things as home decor and clothing, so it’s a real joy for me to become part of the design process of such things.
Stencils are a great and easy way to add that something special to a piece whether it’s repurposed furniture or wall art or a brand new canvas or wall.
I share on my blog how I’ve transformed repurposed pieces using stencils:
I like to add stencils to furniture and wall art pieces.
Some of my favorite stencil projects include refinishing a curbside table, upcycling a piece of canvas wall art, and making an extra large stenciled wall art piece, just to name a few of my favorite stencil projects.
I also have some repurposing projects that I hope are fun and inspiring. I love taking old “junk” and turning it into something completely different:
You can check out the repurposing projects here. I have projects using ceiling fan parts, old frames, and furniture.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you take your time and look around, and I hope you find the blog posts, projects, tutorials, stencil cut files and printables resources to be useful and helpful in your DIY projects.