Cut off back of an old chair & completely transform it into stylish wall decor that's also functional

It's been said that one man's trash is another's treasure. This proves true in the case of this easy DIY. Perhaps you've come across an old chair, and you're not sure what to do with it. It may have sentimental value and classic details, but it's uncomfortable or too rickety to sit in. Think twice before chucking it! 
This easy tutorial will turn the back of an old chair into a coatrack that is practical and stylish. It will help keep your home tidy by providing a place for people to hang hats, bags and clothing items. Add chalkboard paint and customize the coatrack with a message for your family. You can change the message any time you like. The possibilities are endless.
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Materials
-Wooden chair
-Sanding block
-Chalkboard paint in black or color of choice
-Chalk or chalk markers
-Gold metallic acrylic paint
-3 coat hooks
-Paintbrush
-Smaller detail paintbrush
-Screwdriver
-6 screws
-Carpenter ruler
-Pencil
-Drop cloth
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Instructions
1. Place a detached chair back on your work surface, and sand the parts that will be painted. You may have to go slower and use the corner of your sanding block to get around detailed woodwork.
2. Paint the desired areas with chalkboard paint. It's best to leave some of the original wood showing for a rustic effect. Use a small paintbrush to carefully paint around detailed woodwork.
3. Paint coat hooks with gold metallic acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
4. Use a carpenter ruler and pencil to place the hooks evenly, and make pencil marks where the screws will need to go.
5. Drill holes into the back of the chair where the pencil marks are. These holes will make it easier to screw in the coat hooks.
6. Attach the coat hooks with screws and screwdriver.
7. Write a message on your new coat rack using chalk or a chalkboard marker.
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8. Hang up your new coat rack.
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