Organize In Style With Creatively Upcycled Coat Racks and Towel Racks

Howdy Fellow Blog Land Friends!

After weeks of cold weather, snow and ice and being cooped up inside I am giddy over having a couple of nice sunny days in the 60’s. Yesterday the mercury climbed up to 68! Whoohoo! Today I  will be heading out into the garage to do some painting for a client. I am sooo ready for Spring!

With Spring coming up in a few weeks you may be thinking about Spring cleaning and getting organized. Today I am going to share with you some creatively upcycled coat rack and towel rack projects I have done over the years. You can purchase generic, massed produced coat racks from places like Walmart or Target but we can do better than that.

I love working  with old architectural salvage. With some new paint and some hooks these Upcycled Shutter Coat Racks are great for hanging towels in a bathroom or coats and bags in an entryway or a mudroom. I have a bright aqua blue one hanging by the front door and love it!

upcycled shutter coat racks

I bought some old molding at a salvage store a few years ago and did some creative upcycling with them. I bought a few cast  iron seahorse hooks at one of my favorite craft stores and painted them. I added three of them to a piece of molding.

Seahorse Upcycled Coat Rack

The old weathered moldings give these upcycled coat / towel racks charm. These Seahorse Inspired Upcycled Coat Racks would be perfect in a beach inspired bathroom to hang towels on or even wet bathing suits!

Blue Seahorse Upcycked Towel rack

With a smaller, left over piece of molding I created this small hook with a cast iron shell hook that I painted and distressed.

Beachy Upcycled Coat Rack

I recently created a nifty coat rack out of a broken dresser drawer front. I removed the knobs, touched up the hot pink paint, distressed it a little and added some sweet decorative hooks. This “pretty in pink” upcycled coat rack would look cute in a girl’s room holding dress up clothes, necklaces or purses. Check out the before and after photo….

Before and After Upcycled Drawer Front Coat Rack

In my small beach inspired bathroom I have a small piece of vintage molding that holds our towel. All I did was seal the wood and add ceramic drawer pulls. I have a similar one in my kitchen that holds my vintage apron collection.

Upcycled Towel rack

Last year I redecorated my master bathroom and went with a Shabby Chic theme. My favorite piece in the room is this large shelf that doubles as a towel rack. I created it out of salvaged molding (again), two large weathered finials and a fence board for the top of the shelf. I added a few simple hardware store hooks to complete the project.

Shabby Chic Upcycled Towel Rack

I may eventually swap out the hooks for something more ornate but  I love it!

Upcycled Shabby Chic Bathroom Towel rack Shelf

So, before you run out to the store to purchase a ready made, non-original towel rack for your bathroom or coat rack for your mudroom, think about these project ideas. Purchase or make one out of recycled materials!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

~Lisa

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