Happy Saturday friends! After seeing the coat rack that Liz Marie from lizmarieblog.com made I was inspired to create my own. I knew I wanted something that would add more of that farmhouse feel, so I started brainstorming. I had some leftover bead board in the garage so I knew I wanted to incorporate it and that’s when I came up with the barn door “x” look.
Once I knew the look I wanted I started on it right away (I’m impatient). I went out to the garage and cut my piece of bead board and the frame pieces, I used 1X3 (I may or may not have accidentally used the wood the hubs had bought for framing our sliding door, oops!) (and I may or may not have heard “you cut my wood” for the next couple days) When I had all the frame pieces cut the hubby finally got to use his Kreg Jig to put it together. You can see the Kreg Jig holes in this pic…
Then hubs cut the “x”. I’m not good at math so cutting the angles was all him (I got lucky with a handyman, he’s pretty great) We used the kreg to attach the “x” to the frame. I decided to paint the frame and the bead board separately before I nailed it all together. I used Americana Décor Chalky Finish paint in Everlasting and for the topcoat I used a wipe on poly. Once everything was dry I nailed the bead board to the frame.
Our neighbor recently got a new fence and gave us a bunch of the old fence boards, so I used one of them for the shelf. Hubs built the brackets for me, since once again I’m not good with angles. I painted the shelf and brackets in Americana Décor Chalk Finish paint in Relic. I attached the brackets to the frame first and then attached the shelf.
The hooks I got from Hobby Lobby and I didn’t even realize that I got them 50% off until I got home, score!
This coat rack is probably my favorite DIY project we’ve done, it adds the perfect amount of farmhouse charm. I’ve been catching myself staring at it while on the couch this morning. What do you think of our farmhouse coat rack?