Revert: Vintage Coat Hook DIY

Create these elegant and unique vintage hooks at home with this step-by-step guide using the patina brushstroke method to bring new life to your space.

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Give a second life to your grandmother's old buffet or a small piece of furniture flea market at a low cost. With a few brushstrokes, the patina transforms a simple wooden board into a vintage coat hook. 


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Recommendations before you start

  • Test the combination of light and dark paints before starting, behind the furniture for example.

  • Ensure paint is completely dry before applying a second coat.

  • Do not skip the wax step, it is essential and must be redone every year.

The coat hook will be even more original if you mismatch the handles! You can recover them from old furniture, or hunt for them in flea markets.


Please note the below supply list makes one hanger. 

  • 1 80 x 10 cm fir board
  • Five ceramic handles
  • One jar of antifungal product and wood insecticide
  • One can of acrylic paint dark color wood 
  • One can of acrylic paint light-colored wood
  • One pot of oak color wood stain medium
  • One jar of protective wax
  • Drill
  • Sandpaper end
  • Brushes and rollers
  • Cloth


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  • Lightly sand the board to remove splinters.

  • Treat wood against fungi and insects by following the  directions on the pot.

  • Let dry. Apply a coat of dark paint with a roller.

  • Leave to dry, then apply a coat of very diluted clear paint. Let dry.

  • Lightly sand the board to make the dark layer visible in certain places.

  • To accentuate the weathered effect, apply a coat of wood stain, then wipe off the excess with a dry cloth.

  • Apply protective wax to the entire board. Let dry. Attach the first ceramic handle 10 cm from the edge, then space them 15 cm apart.


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