Repurposed Pallet Coat Rack!

It’s great to have pieces of pallet wood cut and ready to go for random DIY projects like this Pallet Coat Rack.  

repurposed pallet coat rack-


In the fall before the weather turned cold here in Ohio, I cut up a few pallets and just had the wood stored in the garage so I could do a few projects with the pieces.  

Color Express by #Minwax


I decided to use my favorite and easy to use Express Color from Minwax in black.  I know, the picture shows the walnut, but I decided at the last-minute to use the black.  I started by spreading on the Express color with a sponge brush and let dry completely.  While the pallet wood was drying, I used Cameron my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the font.  I used sticky shelf paper as my template, it is like using vinyl but cheaper for projects that you are just going to throw away the template.  

Using the Silhouette to cut the fonts


I then began to dry brush on some white latex paint to give the boards a washed look.  

Dry brush paint technique


Once I was satisfied with the look, I removed the templates.  Now I was ready to assemble the boards together and hand the hardware.  

repurposed pallet projects

Do you see what is wrong with this picture?  I can’t believe that I am going to tell you the REALLY stupid thing I did.  I laid the boards down to spell “Dream” flipped them over and secured them with 2 scrap pieces on wood of the backs.   I flipped over my boards to attach the hardware and began to laugh really hard at my “Blonde” mistake.  I am allowed to call it that since I am the blonde doing the mistake.  Things like this is why I keep Mr. DD entertained and he gets plenty of laughs out of me.  I can also laugh at my own Dumb mistakes.  The reason I share this with you, is so you can save yourself the task of having to take them all apart and do it again.  

repurposed pallet coat rack- wall decor


I found the hardware at my favorite store Hobby Lobby.  They have the best choice of hooks and hardware than any other place and the prices are affordable.  I just wish I did not have to drive 45 minutes to get there.  

pallet coat rack made with pallet wood


You can also stop over and see the Pallet Clock I made using the same wood and stain.  

signature gradual grey


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5 Responses to Repurposed Pallet Coat Rack!

  1. I love your honesty! I cracked up when I saw the boards in the wrong spots. This is exactly what I have done so many times. All you can do is laugh at it. Love how it turned out! I’m glad you went with black. Love it!!

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