Entry Coat Tree

A while back (like August…) I found a lovely coat rack at one of the thrift stores.

I about passed out when I walked in and saw it sitting there. So, naturally, I stalked it for about five minutes, figured it would be safe to browse through the rest of the store, and headed off in search of other new items.

When I went back to the front of the store it was gone! What?! I hurriedly searched around while mentally telling myself that I was a big dummy for not packing it around with me.

I was just about to give up when I walked around the last corner and there it sat! The staging lady had moved it to a less noticeable area. I hugged her thanked her for protecting my new favorite thing. But then she said, “We’re actually going to discount this item because it’s a little wobbly.”

I quickly checked it out, saw no major problems that a little tightening wouldn’t fix, and told her I’d take it. She told me to name a price. $5.00 later, I was the proud owner of a very brassy coat tree. What a lucky day for me! I give thanks to the wobbles! Thank you Mr. Wobbles!

This is the part where a very bad blogger (points finger at self) didn’t take pictures… I didn’t get a picture of the before stage. I know. I know. It’s not nearly as impact-full.

(I just slapped my hand for you.)

Just image a sold brass coat tree. There you have it.

I simply tightened the loose screws and brought out the oil rubbed bronze spray paint.

Two coats later, that coat tree had a totally different look.

To the entry way it went.


I can proudly say it wobbles no more. Done just in time for Christmas, that coat tree held the weight of MANY jackets and purses!


I love the way it looks and the way that it “defined” the entry way a little bit more.

Entry Coat Tree

Love the curvy legs too!

Entry Coat Tree

We continually put this coat tree to the test. Imagine ten hats (the hubby likes variety), six coats (again variety), 2 sweatshirts, 1 purse, numerous scarves and many random items later, this coat tree holds its own!

And just becuase I like you, I took the majority of the items off the coat tree so that you could actually see it. 🙂


Now I’m off to put everything back…

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  1. it looks great! 🙂 and only $5 wow, you always find good deals! I was looking for one but too expensive and then accepted my entrance is too small for one 🙂

    1. Thank you! I couldn’t believe I got it for $5.00. I almost thought our entry was too small, but it fits wonderfully! 🙂

  2. i continue to search for a coat tree but, alas, no luck! when i find one i know i will wrangle that baby into a cart and carry it with me. 😉 you had amazing luck! it’s gorgeous.

    1. Thank you, Chrissy! When you find one you should definitely wrangle it into the cart and push it around with pride. 🙂 Good luck!

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