After I did some budget decorating for fall in my entryway last month, I didn’t expect to do anything else in that room … at least until Christmas. But I was gifted a box full of rusty junk, and I couldn’t help myself.
I had to find a fun way to use some of it, so a rusty junk repurposed headboard was born. And my entryway was the perfect place to hang it.
My favorite piece in the box of junk was this blissfully rusty old doorknob.
The only problem was that in order to attach it to anything, one of the doorknobs needed to be removed. But the screws holding them in place were so rusted that they wouldn’t loosen.
My husband cut through the bar they were stuck on. He cut it flush with the back of the rim lock and welded it so the remaining doorknob would stay in place.
At first I thought I’d attach it to an old piece of wood, but I remembered this antique headboard I’ve had for several years in my workshop.
All of the original finish is worn off and the wood looks really rustic now, so I knew it would be perfect for the coat rack I had in mind.
I put D-rings on the back so it could be hung up, then started attaching my rusty treasures.
The old doorknob went on first. I used rusty screws and an old ceiling hook to attach it.
I never throw away old screws, because they eventually come in handy for a project like this.
I attached small coat hooks in the openings on the side posts that originally held bedside rails.
Next came an old metal hinge and coat hook.
Next to that I attached another small hook that was in the entryway when we moved into our house.
An old license plate fit in the gap that was left at the end, and I hung an old metal fryer basket on the other bedpost.
Now it was time to put all the rusty junk to work …
The fryer basket holds a plant.
An ironstone pitcher with a plant inside, a skeleton key, scarf, and my favorite flannel shirt hang on the rest of the hooks.
A sign made with the feed store stencil is resting above it all.
Some little pumpkins and succulents in a rusty coffee can are on my grocery scale clock next to the coat rack.
I borrowed the vintage style sign I made for my bathroom remodel to hang above the coat rack.
I’m in rusty coat rack heaven! 🙂
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Vaya con Dios,