Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DIY Personalized Coat Rack

For round 2 {the Mod Podge round} of the One Crafty Contest at One Artsy Mama I decided to work on something that might just help this growing family of mine stay organized.

Well....we will see how that goes, but at least I have something pretty to look at ;)

For this project, I used these things:
1x2ft board {I found a perfectly good stack of these on the side of the road!}
 3 Unfinished wood frames from Michael's {$1 each}
 1/2 inch Decorative trim from Michaels
Acrylic craft paint, color "Mississippi Mud"  
Flat interior paint, color Venice Beach {not pictured}
Matte Finish Mod Podge
Scrap book paper
Velcro { I went with the industrial strength, I found this at Wal-Mart}
6 Coat hooks, also found at Wal-Mart

I started by painting and distressing the board....

Then I painted the sides of the frame with acrylic craft paint

Then it was time to break out the Mod Podge!!
{sorry, I get a little excited about Mod Podge ;) }

1. I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge over the entire surface of the unfinished frame
2. I then put it down onto the underside of the scrapbook paper
3. I don't have a fancy tool to smooth out the paper, so I always use my trust rolling pin!
4. After the Mod Podge has dried and the paper is firmly attached to the frame I trim away most of the excess. 
* This is one of my favorite tips for Mod Podge and paper*
To make sure you have a nice clean edge, use a nail file and work in a downward motion. After a few time of doing this over the edge the excess paper will tear off in a perfect straight edge!

Here's a closer look

For the inside area of the frame I did the same trick with my {worn out} nail file

After that...I painted a thin layer of Matte Finish Mod Podge over the entire surface of the frame, and it was time to add the painted decorative trim. 
I have a small miter box that I got at Michael's for this job 

Here you can see all the pieces layed out before they were glued into place

Are you ready for my FAVORITE part of the project??

to attach the picture frames..I used....

Sorry for being overly excited....but I did feel like a regular genius when I thought of it, haha!

This way, as my kiddos grow, I will have a easy way to change out their pictures!
{see...I told you...pure genius}

After attaching the coat hooks with screws, it was ready to hang

PS: As I am writing this tutorial, I just found out I made it to round 3 in the One Crafty Contest!!
Thank you soooo much to all that voted for me!

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  1. That looks great! So pretty!
    would love for you to come by my party happening now to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  2. Oh this is super cute and looks like something I could handle! Can't wait to try this. Pinning it :)

  3. I love it! Those kinds of frames are so expensive if you buy them, you and your velcro are awesome!

  4. Carmella,

    I love the old world look to frames and with your modern twist
    they are really great!!!!
    A nice idea with the vecro backing for the frames as well!!!

    Love my necklace!! I wore it all day yesterday!!

    Hugs and Smiles,


  5. Love this! Thanks for the instructions. Yours turned out really great!

    Oh, and congrats on making it to round 3.

  6. So lovely!! And so great that you are able to change out photos!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!
    Featuring this in tomorrow's party!

  7. Making this! Using chalkboard paint for inside the frames, labelling it for each child's backpack and their library books. :)


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