I'm so excited to have the H-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s Rebekah from Potholes & Pantyhose guest posting today! From the moment I came across her blog, I knew she was fun and a little quirky...but the girl has got a "think outside the design box" attitude I JUST LOVE! Well today is no exception because Rebekah has whipped up a funky coat rack that you will not forget anytime soon...here she is!
Hello all you Fabulous Gals! I’m Rebekah from www.potholesandpantyhose.com and I am excited to be a guest today!
At Potholes & Pantyhose, I blog about touring with my musician hubby, my home life-which usually involves some type of remodeling project, my photography, and any Arts and Crap that I happen to make. I try to maintain a somewhat normal life. However, normalcy keeps escaping me.
Today, I have a coat rack project that is simple, unique and involves dealing with my weird love of all things deer right now. I desperately needed a coat rack, but couldn’t find anything that was different enough to stand out. I am bohemian by nature, my hubby is a modernist and the outside of our home is traditional. So what says compromise better than deer hooves?
What you will need:
Wood Paneling-I bought my 3/4” tongue and groove from Habitat for Humanity
3/4” x 1” ‘L’ shaped trim
Deer Hooves-I bought mine off ebay for $5 a piece
Lag Screws-mine are 2”
Oops Paint-I used glossy black
Sawzall with metal blade, or a hand saw with metal blade
Skill Saw with a wood blade
Drill & Drill bit a little smaller than your lag screws
Finish Nailer, Nails & Compressor (or you can use ‘brad’ nails & a hammer)
My wood was pretty damaged in several areas. I determined that I had enough to make a 30” x 34” coat rack. I marked the pieces that I wanted and drew a ‘cut’ line using my square.
Using my skill saw, I cut those suckers down and then double checked for accuracy. I always double check myself. My accuracy tends to be unreliable. I guess you could call me ‘reliably unreliable’.
Find your studs by using a ‘stud finder’ or tapping a hammer lightly against the wall. Starting with your top board, make sure it’s level it before finish nailing it straight to the wall, hitting the studs. Continue using your finish nailer to tack the rest of the boards into place. I painted my ‘L’ shaped trim black and cut the ends to fit at a 45 degree angle. Frame in the wood paneling with your trim, finish nailing it around all four sides.
Unless your deer hooves already have a screw mounted in them, clamp the heads of your lag screws with a table vice and use a metal bladed sawzall or hand saw to cut the heads off of the screws. I give you permission to say, “Off with their heads!” loud enough to wake the neighbors.
Insert your headless lag screw into your deer hoof and fill that sucker with epoxy. Don’t be stingy. I used an entire package of epoxy on my five hooves. It got a little crazy around here.
Let the hooves dry for a day or more.
Using your level, mark where you would like your hooves to be attached on the wood paneling. Drill pilot holes into your wood paneling.
Now comes the fun part! Screw your deer hooves into the paneling and stand back to see your creation.
What a great bohemian/modern/traditional coat rack you have! You should be proud of your diversity.
Come and visit me, Rebekah, at www.potholesandpantyhose.com to see more of my Arts & Crap projects!
Thanks Finding Fabulous for having me today!
Thank you Rebekah for sharing this unique coat rack! And yes "bohemian" is a great way to describe this baby...truly a one of a kind creation! You've got to visit Rebekah at Potholes & Pantyhose if your looking for more unique and fun design ideas. You'll love her...the girl is a riot!