Homemade Child-Sized Coat Tree - My First Design EVER!!!!

May 18th, 2011 in member junk     
Kimmberli Kimmberli, member
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Finally! My first real project! I designed and assembled this piece (with a little bit o help from hubby) out of all original pieces of our home. The only cost to me was the paint and the glue.
A junky piece of wood, cut in the right size for the base, found in my basement.
An original stair spindle from our houses staircase. We used two to make the post of the coat tree.
The pre-painted tree without the finial (also a part of the stair spindle).
The iron hooks were taken from a storage area in our basement. I spray painted them with black primer and a glossy black top coat.
Since the spindle is an octagon, we are thinking of adding one or two additional hooks at varying heights.
Finally! My first real project! I designed and assembled this piece (with a little bit o help from hubby) out of all original pieces of our home. The only cost to me was the paint and the glue.

Finally! My first real project! I designed and assembled this piece (with a little bit o' help from hubby) out of all original pieces of our home. The only cost to me was the paint and the glue.

Photo: Child-sized Coat Tree

This is a piece of furniture that will forever tell part of the looooo-oooooong tale of our 110-year-old house. I was so proud that this was my first EVER attempt at building something from scratch. I realize it's a coat tree and not the Guggenheim, but I'm still super excited that something I made from our house's leftovers will be useful and artistic.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, , entry, wire, mudroom, coat rack, children, black primer, coat tree, Paprika

Comments (2)

gamecockchic writes: I really love this! You did an awesome job! I'll definitely put this on my "to do" list but I'll have to wait for grandbabies before I'll have little ones again (which should be a l-o-n-g while since my son's only 15). :-) Posted: 5:29 pm on July 13th
suewhitney writes: Nicely done!!! Very cute for little ones jackets. Thanks for posting and I look forward to seeing more from you.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:50 am on May 19th
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