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Monday, March 19, 2012

Coat Rack Reconfigured

I told you that we were busy little bees during Spring Break!   I had lots and lots on my "to do" list and my BFF drove into town with plenty of her own as well!  This coat rack redo was one of her 'Friday Finds' and I must say - it's BRILLIANT!!

Right now, my ribbon is stored in boxes and bins and none of it is easily accessible.  And that can be so frustrating when my creative juices are flowing!  It actually did spend 24 hours in organized heaven on this coat rack turned ribbon holder  (just long enough to shoot some pictures) but despite my begging and pleading, it headed back to Big D on Saturday (insert sad face here).


Oh well - it's given me something specific to shop for while I'm junkin' in jammies!  And if you have no idea what I'm talking about right now, you can see for yourself here!

My BFF is the original 'Damsel in Distressed' and will paint and sand anything that gets in comes her way!  For this project, she chose a bright pink paint from Sherwin Williams called Raspberry Parfait - isn't it yummy?!


Prior to sanding and painting, we bought inexpensive wooden dowel rods that would accommodate the spools of ribbon and cut them a couple inches longer than the width of the rack.  Oh, and don't forget to bring a spool with you when you go to pick out your dowel rods.  This step is important.  Don't ask me how I know - just trust me!  Then we used a level to mark where we wanted our rods to go on either side.  A few holes later, and we were ready to paint!


She preps and distresses with an electric hand sander.  It gives all of her projects a rough and rustic sort of feel - very shabby chic!  She also uses flat paint on her projects, though I personally prefer a finish that has a little more sheen to it - either satin or eggshell.  I have also been reading all over blogland about Annie Sloan chalk paints, but haven't seen them anywhere to try them yet.  What do you prefer?  And if you've used Annie Sloan's paint and/or wax, I'd love for you to leave me a comment or send me an email about why you like them so much - or don't for that matter!

In the mean time,  I cannot wait to find a coat rack of my own!!
Happy Hunting Y'all!

27 comments:

  1. What a clever idea! I'd love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday_18.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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    1. Thanks so much!! I am heading your way now! Hope you will follow me and keep up with all my Friday Finds!

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  2. SO cute! I just got all new storage furniture for my studio - I'm pinning this as inspiration for my ribbon storage!

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    1. Yay!! i am on a quest myself now. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you will follow me and link up your own sasy creations at my Sassy Sundsay Blog Hop going on until Thursday night!

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  3. Pretty and Practical and pink too! A very clever idea.

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    1. Thanks so much! Wish I could take credit for the idea but at least I can take credit for the friend :o)

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    1. I know right! Love your blog name - can't wait to check it out!!

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  5. What a great idea!! I found you on Today's Creative Blog and I am a new follower. Come visit me.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love meeting new followers! I will go the same!

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  6. Oh I love your new ribbon tree, I'm a ribbon hoarder!! So Happy you linked up at SweetTalkin' Sunday!

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    1. Me too! That wasn't quite all of it, but it was well over 40 rolls of ribbon on there with room to spare! Love it!! Need it . . . maybe this Friday I will find one!

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  7. Stopping by from Take A Look Tuesday! http://queenofsavings.com

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  8. This is just toooo cute and so very clever. I've just become your latest follower. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll follow back?? THANKS.

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    1. Likewise - one look around and I could tell we are kindred spirits when it comes to repurposing!

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  9. I so need something like this ... right now my ribbons are in a box and locating any particular one is such an effort!

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  10. I'm stopping by from Debbie-Doo's ...

    This project turned out great! So clever ...

    Thanks so much for the inspiration ...

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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    1. Love your blog! Hope you will be 'inspired' to follow mine too!

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  11. You don't know how close I came to throwing a coat rack, just like this one, out. My husband won't take the time to glue the bottom rods back in. He is the only one who uses it, and we don't really have room in our bedroom for it. Now, it is going to disappear into my craft room, after a little remodeling. I love this, thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love this idea!! Great organization, and I love how the pink! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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    1. Pink, pink, pink! I LOVE pink! Thanks for stopping by and for hostessing! I have my own linky that starts on Sunday if you have any great ideas of your own to share!

      Cheers!

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  13. Cute and practical! LOve this! The pink just makes it even better!
    Thanks for coming by to link up...I would love to have you back this week!
    See you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  14. So cute I love this! Great idea thanks for sharing it! I wish I had one of these!

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    1. Me too! Too bad it went back to Dallas with my BFF. perhaps I will find one this week at the BIGGEST fleamarket in TX!!

      Don't forget I hostess my own blog hop that started on Sunday if you have anything you'd like to share!

      http://sassypantsstudio.blogspot.com/2012/04/sassy-sunday-bloghop-9-and-surprise.html

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