Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend! Monday always comes too fast! Are you ready for another DIY? We found this piece of vintage tin during a recent day of antique shopping, which you can read about here!
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, but I can’t take credit for the idea. I recently read a blog post by Sarah Joy (formerly Little Vintage Nest) where she used a piece of vintage ceiling tin to make a coat rack by covering a piece of wood with the tin and adding the hooks. It turned out really cute and I loved the look so when we came across some vintage tin we snagged it for this DIY. I love the chippy paint look it already had!
Now, I really have to pause here and brag on my husband (Eric). I come up with ideas (actually he comes up with a lot of them, too!), but he makes them possible. I’m able to cast vision and he takes it from there. (Check out our recent makeover project here.) We work really well together and we enjoy working together! We love to bounce ideas off of each other and a lot of times the original idea turns into something so much better because we talk through it and tweak it to make it better. I’m blessed to do life with him!
Vintage Tin Coat Rack
Ok so back to the piece of tin ceiling! We already had a piece of wood in the garage and these hooks from our wet bar makeover. Eric wrapped the piece of tin around the wood and hammered it into place. Then he nailed the tin to the wood. He was pretty sure he was going to need a tetanus shot before he was through with all of the rust, but he made it! Haha!
I also got to thinking as he was working that the chippy paint that gave it so much character is probably lead based. He said he’d be sure not to lick it while he worked!
After he hammered the tin in place it was time for the hooks. He pre-drilled the holes to make it easier to attach the hooks and voila! All done!
I’m planning on eventually hanging it in our entryway, but I’m not quite ready yet so Eric held up one side while I snapped a few quick pics to share on here!
This was a really fun DIY, I hope you enjoyed it! I hope these posts inspire you to think about what you could do with something you have laying around your house!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!