This post is about the remake of an old coat rack. However, if you want to make your own from scratch this can be your inspiration! In that case, also read my notes at the bottom of this post…

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Here we go! Finally, I’ve got a proper before picture for you =)

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When I came across this coat rack I actually quite liked it. However, it looked old and used, the sides started to come off and it was covered in years of dust. Thus I decided to give it a little bit of a fresher look.

As I am a bit obsessed with tassels this summer it was obvious that my new rack should get some tassels.

This is how it looked once I was done!coathanger closeup

And here is how I’ve approached the thing.

Firstly, I took off the old fabric and while doing this I made sure not to remove the padding that gives it this cushioned look. Also make sure you keep all the nails and screws from the actual hangers… otherwise you will have to find new ones. And they wont have this nice antique look.

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Once everything was detached I cut a piece from this petrol green fabric and left about 5cm extra on each side (so you can tuck it around the corners and fix it on the back using the nails). Iron that piece of fabric since you don’t want it to look all wrinkly. Put the wooden part on the fabric and tightly fold the fabric around it. Then use the nails to attach the fabric onto the wooden part.

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As I was done with the fabric coating, all that was left to do was screw the pretty lions heads back on. I didn’t even need to cut holes in the fabric, since my satin fabric was delicate enough. You might have to cut holes if your fabric is a bit thicker.

To finish this project I simply made 4 tassels in colours that I thought work well with the petrol green and attached them on the bottom using metal hoops (that I made from thick silver wire) and needle and thread.

If you don’t know how to make your own tassels check out this pin.

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For those of you who don’t happen to have an old coat hanger at hand. Just get a piece of wood and 3 (or as many as you like) hangers to screw on and create your very own coat hanger. For the orange spongy part you can simply use kitchen you can use any stuffing material though I think some foam like material works best. However, I am sure it also looks adorable without the puffy look. Get crafty and try out a different things!

Posted by:noëlle

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