Friday, September 3, 2010

A Coat Rack with Character!

I am so excited about this project! 
Not much $, a little bit of time and an awesome outcome!

For the base I used a piece of wood that was an inset 
panel on a door, which already had a great patina (and it was free)

I found a bag of antique hooks at a tag sale (for a buck)!

I already had everything else I needed!

At first I was thinking of using a stencil, but this was much quicker!

I used a paint brush to cover the stamp with paint and 
experimented on paper until I felt comfortable with the outcome.

 I ended up stamping two layers, the yellow green didn't show up like I 
thought it would and I knew I couldn't get it exactly on top of the green so it ended up 
being more of a shadow under the antique white, giving it more depth.

I added a layer of decoupage medium in order to seal the 
chippy paint.  It also gave it a nice sheen and a more finished look.

Here it is in full view. It's a little hard to see the detail in this picture, 
but it's not quite this subtle in person.  I'm very happy with the outcome!

[Ooh-- I need to paint my front door!]

I'll have to make a bunch and put them in the shop!

What do you think?
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  1. Very pretty! I love the look of your stamped images.

  2. That is very cool Bridget! I love how the stamp looks on the old wood.

  3. Your very talented. Very inspiring!

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