How to Turn a Headboard into a Coat Rack {& a Partyversary Giveaway!}

I love a good repurpose! Today I’m sharing how I turned a thrift store headboard into a fun place to hang your coat, your hat, your kid’s back packs, whatever you feel inspired to hang.

This project is for our Get Your DIY On challenge.  The theme for September is Pinterest-Inspired Projects. Doesn’t that sound SO easy?? It was hard, ya’ll!! Do you have any idea how many potential projects I have pinned? So, instead of looking through all the amazing ideas on my Pinterest Boards to find inspiration, I found my project piece first. In this case, it was this lonely little headboard.


Hello little headboard. Then I went on Pinterest to search what I could do with my new friend.  I was originally going to turn it into a bench like I did to this antique pineapple bed.  But then I saw this and this and this. So many sweet ideas, and so I was inspired!

Headboard Coat Rack

The “Hello Sunshine” was mine. I had to add a little of me in there. I thought it would be like your house welcoming you home after a long day out. 🙂

Headboard Coat Rack

This is the Edwardian Script, one of my favorites. You can see how I transfer my lettering here.

For this project, I started by cutting the legs to the desired length using a table saw. I gave it two coats of Annie Sloan Old White and Pure White, mixed.  Then I gave it a light sanding.


Next I transferred my graphic and painted it in with acrylic paint using a liner brush.

Headboard Coat Rack

I sanded lightly again and gave the whole thing a coat of clear wax to seal. Then I added a few pretty knobs.

Headboard Coat Rack

I think it turned out pretty darned cute!

Headboard Coat Rack



It would be perfect just inside the door or in a mudroom, or even in a bathroom or kid’s room!

I bet this little bed had no idea how fun it could be. 🙂

How to Turn a Headboard into a Coat Rack

I have to admit, this is not my first headboard turned organizer. If you like what I did to this one, you’ll LOVE what I did to this $5 Yard Sale Headboard!

Here is what my beautiful co-hosts came up with for this challenge: 10405452_10153374770371002_3452797083212524551_n

How to Transfer Photos to Wood by April at House by Hoff

Pinterest-Inspired Abstract Art Just a Girl and Her Blog

DIY Decorative Clipboards by Krista at The Happy Housie

Pinterest-Inspired Coffee Filter Letters The Hankful House

The fun starts this Sunday, September 7th at 7:00pm EST. Come link up  any project that has inspired you to stop pinning and start making or just come by to get inspired! 

 I can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the party!


Guess what else?!?!

The Get Your DIY On Challenge is ONE year old!! Yes… can you believe it’s been a year?? But don’t worry if you forgot to bring us a gift… we have a gift for you instead. An awesome giveaway opportunity!

In honor of the One Year Anniversary of the Get Your DIY On Challenge, we have teamed up with The Outdoor Trunk to offer you the chance to win their Fall Season in a Trunk!

Their Season in a Trunk is the perfect thing to get you started on Fall Decorating… It comes full of beautiful decorative items that you can use to instantly create a stunning Fall vignette in your home, or even give a whole room a fresh feel for Fall. It is a $275 value that normally retails for $199… and today The Outdoor Trunk is offering you the chance to win this for yourself!

Head over here to see all that this Season in a Trunk package includes! Thanks so much to Outdoor Trunk for providing this amazing Giveaway opportunity!!

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See you Sunday!



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  1. Farmhouse cottage!

  2. Cathy Burnett says

    My style is Farmhouse Cottage. Love their products! It is still very hot here in Tennessee but I know fall is just around the corner.

  3. Linda Szymoniak says

    Looks like I’d be mostly Farmhouse Cottage, although I do have different styles in different rooms at times.

  4. Farmhouse Cottage. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. A fantabulous reno! We’ve only been living in our home for three months and I’ve been wanting to figure out what kind of coat holder I need by the front entrance. This would go perfect!! It IS adorable! 🙂 -Bev

  6. “Hello Sunshine”…a perfect way to be greeted when you enter and leave your home – love it Christy!

  7. Stacey A Smith says

    I like Traditional Classic with a side of FarmHouse Cottage.LOL

  8. Looks nice and very useful… great idea. 🙂

  9. Seems to be Farmhouse Cottage for me.

  10. Excellent giveaway…thanks! As we live right by the ocean….I try to incorporate ocean pastel colours in our home…love it! Cheers, Valerie.

  11. Brandi Davis Bryant says

    My style is traditional classic, but I try to mix it up. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  12. so cute! I love how versatile it is. I would love you to share it at my brand new link party

  13. You just keep getting better!!! I am featuring at The Handmade Hangout tomorrow at Redoux. Thanks for the share!

  14. This is awesome Christy- I love the creative upcycling!! Hello Sunshine is so fun…I need to print that somewhere around here:) It will have double meaning during the long months of grey, lol!

  15. It turned out so pretty!! You and Nancy always amaze me with your ability to paint letters like that! So beautiful! Have a great weekend, Christy!

    ~Abby =)

  16. I love what you did here! 🙂 Are you planning on using it or selling it?

  17. ColleenB. ~ Texas says

    Love the country items
    I popped over here from Redoux Interiors and had seen your headboard / coatrack on Karen’s DIY Link Party so just had to come and check it out and also will be signing up for your email newsletter.

  18. I love this one! And this bed is going to have its best days yet. 😛



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