Good morning buttercup and happy Monday to you!! I’m so excited for today’s post for two reasons. First, I haven’t shared a good ol’ fashioned DIY project in a while and this one is pretty fun. And second, this project involves vintage ceiling tin, which is basically the coolest thing ever. You guys, I have ALWAYS wanted to find a way to use vintage tin in one of my projects. I just love it and I think it has so much character and beauty. Most of it comes from old homes built in the late 1800’s and even old churches too, so there is tons of history with them. Anyway, I came up with a way to use a piece of tin to make a super easy DIY coat rack and I’m SO pumped to share it with you guys today. Really, this may be one of my favorite DIY projects yet. OK, here’s the piece of tin I found that inspired this project:
I snapped this with my iPhone, so I apologize because the quality isn’t great. But you can still see how pretty it is. I actually found this at one of my favorite antique shops and I just love all the details and chippy paint. I thought it was the perfect size to turn into a coat rack using these farmhouse-y hooks, so I grabbed a piece of wood we had sitting in our garage and got started.
This is just basic piece of pine that I painted white. My ideas was to wrap the tin around this piece of wood.
First I laid the tin over the wood and positioned it so it was hanging over the edges a bit. The wood was a few inches shorter than the tin, which worked out perfectly. Then we simply screwed it to the wood. (If you do this make sure to pre-drill the holes first, it makes the job much easier!)
Once the tin was in place, the next step was bending it over the edges of the wood–basically like wrapping a present. This was pretty easy to do because that old tin is very pliable and easy to work with. Then we placed screws in the sides to hold it in place. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
And that was it! Next up was screwing the hooks into place, which only took about 15 minutes to do. Here’s how it looks now:
Snazzy, huh? I really love how this turned out. It’s exactly like I envisioned and I think it gives our little hallway so much character. Plus it’s nice to have the extra space to hang coats and bags.
If you look closely on the upper half of the tin, you can see a line of small crosses. I love those and it kinda makes me think this tin may have been on the ceiling of an old church.
I really love being able to repurpose things like old vintage tin into something new and useful. It’s one of my favorite things to do and I’m just grateful that I get to share my projects here with you guys. This coat rack turned out pretty cool and it really didn’t take very long to do, which seems to be how the majority of my DIY projects go around here. Easy, quick, and useful with a touch of vintage charm. That’s my favorite combo!
Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. Here’s a few other easy peasy DIY projects you might want to check out: