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
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"
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.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.
Anyhow, here's our finished masterpiece. What do you think??
(Very difficult to get a decent picture showing the bold colors)
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 Nonsense, 2805 Potpourri Friday
Sat: Funky Junk Interiors,
Sun: DIY Showoff, My 1929 Charmer, Homemaker on a Dime,