Do you remember way back when I made that insulator coat rack for my summer back porch?
Well, as I’m waiting to get into a “new” fixer-upper, I’m working on some projects to sell and I thought I’d give these insulator coat racks a try.
I started with basic insulators and some old wooden baseboards I had in the rafters of my work room.
I measured a wooden dowel to fit in each individual insulator. Then I drilled a hole into the dowel and secured it with a screw through the baseboard. For the shabby coat rack, I painted the dowels white and for the heavy insulators, I also used a washer underneath the screw head to help distribute the weight.
To get the shabby, distressed look on the baseboard, I used crackle medium over the wood baseboard, and then painted white latex paint over the top. I didn’t wait until it was completely dry before scraping it with a putty knife. Then I sanded it a little and added some clear wax mixed with a little stain.
Makes for an interesting piece!
I started an Etsy shop and put both insulators in there, so we’ll see how that goes.
I’m currently working on another type of coat rack. Strange, I guess things go in waves. Coat racks and chalkboard doors (I found “old door heaven” the other day) are all I’ve worked on the past two weeks.
Hope you all had a great weekend!