Monday, March 22, 2010

$5 Dollar Store Decor Challenge!

Winter Decor & Giant Dollar Coat Rack

This is our little entry way nook. The repurposed futon to shoe bench is serving us well and I personally love the drawer front coat rack. I especially loved it with my festive Christmas winter ice skates. When it hit 90 degrees the other day, I knew I could no longer justify my winter decor any longer.

Meanwhile, Cliff has never been too fond of the drawer front coat rack. I think it was a bit too "repurposed" looking for him. (Boo! That's the part I like!)

Anyway, I have been kinda keeping my eye out for a new coat rack idea. The universe was happy to provide lots of inspiration too. This post about a DIY Eames Hang It All Coatrack has been in my "Google Stars" folder for a long time. Then at Ikea I saw this Logga coat rack and thought that I could hack that to make my own DIY Eames coat rack. I didn't put it in my cart right away and my normal ADD mixed with Ikea over-stimulation got the best of me. I completely forgot about it.

Clearly, this project was meant to be because what should I spy at my Giant Dollar on Vine Street?
Giant Dollar Coat Rack
Check it out! This coat rack is practically begging for an Eames makeover!
Mixing Colors
Oh, the joy of mixing colors...

Wet Paint
I could not get enough of these! I took a bajillion pictures, but couldn't really capture the lusciousness of the colors and the dripping paint. So much fun. The skewers came from the dollar store as well although I had not bought them for this project. They were perfect for dipping the wood balls "Bakerella style."

I sprayed the frame with some leftover white spray paint and then slid the balls back on. Easy peasy! Not all of my craft paint was glossy, so I gave them a shot of clear sealer (from my stash) as well.
Eames Inspired Coat Rack
Here it is! A breath of fresh -spring- air!
Eames Inspired Coat Rack
Hello my pretty!

Let's see, I had the paint and sealer. So this project cost $2! One dollar for the rack and another dollar for the skewers. Whoo hoo! Bonus points- Cliff likes it! We won't need Micheal's help just yet.

Are you participating in Lindsay's challenge? There is still time!


sara said...


Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

So cute! Much better colorful :)

Decor To Adore said...

What a great project! You are a clever and crafty girl. Happy Spring!

janimal said...

Those colors are awesome. Well done!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Looks fabulous! The colors you used are wonderful! Great job!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

This is so fun. I can relate to your comment about taking a zillion pictures of a project only to discover that the photos never do the process justice!

Angie Holden said...

Love that transformation!! Great entry!

Jess @ Just a Blink said...

Okay, whoa! This rack totally beats the $179 one to which you were referring.

Those colors are so delicious I could just scream!