We were able to carry it from Pennsylvania to Delaware with other treasures we found there! It was a few months before I was able to re-purpose it into a coat rack. I had two colors of Annie Sloan's chalk paint left from previous projects. I had a small jar of a salmon color that was a gift from taking a class on using Annie Sloan paints. It was not a color that I thought I would use so I painted it as the base coat that would show through just a little after sanding.
What I love about the chalk paint is that you do not have to prep the surface that you are painting. The soon to be coat rack had crackled from age so I wanted some of that texture to show. The top coat is a cream color. I also used a burnt sienna acrylic paint wash to give it an antique finish.
We found coat hooks at Hobby Lobby. Love that store!
So happy to have a piece of history hanging in our entry way!
Wishing you a very happy 2017!