Sunday, 2 April 2017

Makeover: Coat Hooks Upcycle

I bought these stag head coat hooks two Winters ago, and I've been holding on to them since because I just didn't know where I wanted to put them. I loved them as soon as I saw them, and it didn't hurt that they were cheap as chips to boot.

As we've been chipping away at the back kitchen / utility room I've been busy looking through pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, and I do know that I want a country feel to it, while also using each part of the space for something practical.

As this wall was right beside the back bathroom I knew I wouldn't be able to put anything too protruding in the space , like shelving or a cabinet, where people could hit into it - and suddenly, I remembered my coat hooks.

As I mentioned, I had bought the hooks around Winter time, when the main colours in shops were reds, silvers and greens and I just felt like the silver colour of them didn't fit into the look of the room. We popped into Woodies to pick up a few bits and pieces, and while I was there I spotted this Rustoleum All Surface Paint in Matt Black which I thought would work well with them. The instructions were clear cut enough, and with no priming needed, it seemed like it would be an easy job (for once)!

Shane got an old piece of board, and put three nails into it, so that I could hang the hooks up and spray them without getting any of the spray on me. You would definitely need to this outside, as there's a very strong odour from the spray, and it does seems to spay out as you're spraying.

Shane did both coats of the spray paint on the hooks, and it did need the two coats for us to be happy with it. He moved calmly back and forth, making sure not to spray in one place too long. He left it about half an hour between the first coating and the second coating.

I checked the hooks after another half an hour, and they seemed to be dry so I brought them inside, and left them overnight just to make sure they were fully dried as we were putting them up on a newly painted wall.

All that was left to do was get some of Shane's coats and jackets for work, and pop them on.

I'm very happy with how they have turned out. They work so much better in the room, especially since now we have put up black shelving holders, and pictures in black frames.
The only problem I have is that I only bought three - hopefully they'll come back in again, as I'd definitely look to put these up in a few different places around the house - on the back of doors in bedrooms, in my office and in our front hall as you come in. I'll just have to keep my eyes peeled this Winter again.


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