Friday, June 22, 2012

Anthro Inspired Splashed Coat Rack

Remember the other day I mentioned that I was working on a project that is so uncharacteristic for me. It's just plain wild but was so much fun to create. I might just need to let my hair down more often and let the wild inner-self come out. Or maybe not...

I had purchase this old brown coat rack at a garage sale for $4.00 sometime ago.
I didn't even need it but I just didn't have the heart to tell the elderly lady that when she asked me "Don't you need this?" So I brought it home and it's been sitting and sitting and sitting for some kind of re-do, I just didn't know what.
Coat Rack Before
Anthro inspired splashed coat rack

 That is until I seen the Anthropologie Splashed Coat Rack last week while browsing their site.

Don't you just love it----well, everything but the price tag of $980.00. I know it's much more sturdier with its vintage grate and it's also from Amsterdam which is cool too. I knew right when I seen it that I just had to do my old wooden $4.00 coat rack something similar. That $980.00 coat rack would be my inspiration.
So the fun began!!

My daughter even got in on the action. So this is a mom/daughter creation.  My hubby and sons just laughed at me every time they would walk by while we were painting and I'd tell them "Don't mess with our $980.00 piece of fine art work"
We began by taken all the screws out of the rack and sanding down all the wood pieces. Then primed it before we started painting. With all the excitement, forgot to get pictures of everything primed before starting the painting.
It took several days to complete due to having to wait for paint to dry and also for three days straight, every time we would get started the heavens would open up and give us a downpour. Maybe it was a sign...who knows.

 Anyhow, here's our finished masterpiece. What do you think??
Now, don't go getting jealous of the artistic ability that went into this fabulous paint job. You know I'm just kidding!! :0) Does it look like the Anthropologie piece~heck no, but ours does have the splashes of colors all over in a funky randomness design. 

(Very difficult to get a decent picture showing the bold colors)
Anthropologie Inspired Splashed Coat Rack

anthropologie inspired coat rack paint

After finishing, we both signed it, then put several coats of clear Polycrylic on to protect.

This was one fun project! It didn't cost me anything except for the $4.00 for the rack, I already had all the paint colors from previous projects.
Now, I know its not worth $980.00 like the Anthro version and probably most folks wouldn't even want it but I wouldn't taken any amount of $$$ for it. It's something that my daughter and I created together, had a awesome time doing and made tons of great memories. You can't put a price tag on that.

From the Heart,

Parties that I will be sharing with:

Monday: Cedar Hill Ranch, Made By You Monday, Met Monday, Meet Me Monday, More the Merrier Monday,
Motivated Monday, Debbiedoo's, Etcetorize
Tuesday: Tip Me Tuesday, Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, A Stroll thru Life, 
Wednesday: Wow Us Wednesday, Wicked Awesome Wednesday, DIY by Design,
No Minimalist Here, Primp Your Stuff, Penny Pinching Party, Under $100 Linky Party,  
House of Hepworths,
Thursday: Transformation Thursday, Time Travel Thursday, Blog Stalking Thursday, Carolyns Homework,  
Friday: Feathered Nest Friday, Inspiration Friday, Frugal Friday, Weekend Wrap Up, Miss Mustardseed, It's Overflowing, Happy Hour Projects, Stuff and Nonsense2805 Potpourri Friday
Sat: Funky Junk Interiors
Sun: DIY Showoff, My 1929 Charmer, Homemaker on a Dime,


  1. Love this coat rack. I have one that is similar, but we just store it in the garage because I do not know what to do with it. You have gotten my wheels spinning with possibility. Maybe I can get one of my daughters to help me. . .

  2. love this ...and time with d...pricless

  3. Hey the coat rack....followin' ya back from CountryMommaCooks...come over and link up any time Fri-Mon...and have a wonderful week : )

  4. I love this idea! Great job. I would love for you to do a tutorial in July for the CSI project. You can see the challenges on the blog and email me to sign up. I would love to have you on the blog.

  5. FUN! It's always a good idea to let the kids help out on some projects!

  6. The Anthro version isn't actually worth $980, let's be honest! I think yours is MUCH more valuable because, not only is it adorable, but you made a memory as well! It's cute as can be! Found you through Debbiedoo's today and I love meeting other DIYers!

  7. Drop dead gorgeous! The fun time spent with your daughter was priceless and you got a $980 coat rack....I like yours much better btw!

  8. Your coat rack is so much fun! I love all of the bright colors! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at our Summer BBQ Bash!

  9. This is so fun! I love the classic lines with the new funky paint job. If you're looking for another place to share your neat crafty projects, come on over to Etcetorize. Would love to see you there!

    1. Hi Jana, I like your coat rack so much that I decided to feature it at tonight's party! I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button from the sidebar and link up again~

  10. I LOVE, Love, Love your coat rack!! Believe it or not, I like it better than the Anthro one. The style lends itself to such a fun paint treatment. Sooo cute!
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

  11. I love this piece! Seriously!! I would put this in my house. It's now a piece of art, for sure.

  12. Oh my word, this is incredible. I am totally impressed. How fun. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  13. I love this too! And what a fun project to share with one or more children. We have a coat rack in our garage for life vests and such. Now I want to give it some DIY style!

  14. Your coat rack turned out great!

  15. What a fun coat rack! I'm an art teacher and always looking for new lesson ideas, this would be fun.
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog today!

  16. I love this transformation. The bright splashes of color really update this piece. Don't pay any attention to anybody, if you like it that is all that matters.

  17. Great project! Shared it on my fb page this morning. Thank for linking to Cowgirl Up this week!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  18. An absolutely gorgeous transformation. And to tell you? I rather pay you a thousand $$$ of yours rather than the Anthropology. HOnestly, speaking §;-)

    Great job.

    Happy TTT,

  19. Oh my gosh - this is super cute! Sure beats the $980.00 Antrho price tage and it looks like it was fun to do. Visting fromt the Newbie Party. Jane

  20. I have EXACTLY the same coat rack, it came along with my rental flat. It has been sitting around till I decided it to use it to hang towels, bath sponges,magazines,flat iron . It looks pretty in our little bathroom and it sure solved the storage problem

  21. Jana! It looks just great, and is so much better than the Anthro (in my opinion).

    Thanks for welcoming me back. I look forward to seeing you for Potpourri Friday!

  22. Cute project! I am still not fully recovered from that price tag for the Anthropologie coat rack.

  23. Wow this is just great. I love it!! Saw you on DIY.


  24. This is awesome! I love it, and it is so fun and colorful! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  25. I think it's super cool! This could be done in all sorts of colors to match anyone's style! Great job!

  26. I think your coat rack is so much prettier than the Anthropologie one! You did an excellent job!

    Congrats on being in the Newbie Spotlight!

  27. Very nice! Perhaps one of these days I should look on Anthropologie and see what they are all about. Coming to you from Cowgirl Up... a little lat. :)

  28. This. Is. Too. Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love it - 100 times better than the inspiration!
    I'm your newest follower would love to have you come
    by and follow back

  29. This is such an inspirational post. Thanks so much for sharing! I would love it if you would link this to our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope you can join us!


  30. I'm so glad you posted this! I'm redoing a coatrack just like this, and forgot to take a before pic, so I couldn't remember how to put the pieces back together (it was VERY damaged, so I had to dismantle everything to repair it).

    Thanks for sharing your awesome work!

  31. Wow,I love it!!!! Great job :o)

  32. Great look with all the original artwork ... love the colors.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

  33. Very artistic! Love it, found you at Debbiedoos Newbie in the Spotlight :)

  34. I'm so happy you shared your lovely project at Potpourri Friday!! I would certainly buy yours before Antho's.

  35. You are SO wrong! It is worth every bit as much as the rack from Anthropologie - in fact I think it's a much, much prettier coat rack and worth far more!!!!!
    You and your Daughter did a terrific job. I love to see refurbished, restyled and reused items in many blogs, and this is a really great endeavor!

  36. Well, girl, this is just the cutest thing, EVER ! I LOVE it.. and doing it together with daughter makes it all the more fun. What a fun piece this turned out to be.
    One thing just makes me sick about it, tho............................
    I had a coat rack JUST LIKE YOURS but sold it in a garage sale...for $ ya think I might have been that old lady you hated to say no to.?? hahhhaaa....ain't life grand.
    xoxo bj

  37. So cute and fun--love all the color! Thanks for linking up!

  38. I swoon. :D Just had to feature this on Motivated Monday at BeColorful this week. Thanks for sharing.

  39. This is so cute. You did a fabulous job.

  40. I have a barn and several out buildings of STUFF just waiting for inspiration to hit. lol The cool thing is, when it does hit, you know it...just the way it happened for you! ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel. Hope you'll join the fun each week.

    Happy 4th!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  41. Wow, that looks awesome! It's a splash of color, but not too much since the surface is so small. Love it!

  42. I like it much better than the Anthro one! Now to combine the sturdy anchor of the iron base with those flimsy wood ones and it's a done deal.

  43. LOVE this rack. If only I hadn't donated mine when we moved !!!

  44. How fun! You definitely captured the look of the Anthro coat rack.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  45. What a neat project to work on with your daughter. What memories it will hold for you.

  46. as well as coats...haha (hold - pun)


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