Lady grabs ceiling fan blade, transforms it into the perfect storage solution on her wall

Want to tidy up your foyer, mudroom or closet? This clever coatrack adds organization where you need it most and is loaded with personality. It’s made with an old ceiling fan blade, so it is sure to catch visitors’ eyes and prompt enthusiastic compliments. They'll love your ingenious storage solution and will be inspired by your creative upcycling.
Thrift stores and architectural reuse centers are ideal places to look for an inexpensive ceiling fan that's still in good condition. If you can't find a ceiling fan or blades, you could just as easily use an old skateboard or a small ironing board for the base of the coatrack. To help keep costs down, consider using secondhand coat hooks. Even if the hooks don't match, they'll bring plenty of charm to the completed rack.
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Materials
- Ceiling fan blade with a black bracket and original screws
- Sanding block
- Rag or paper towel
- Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in “Sage”
- Large paintbrush
- Black coat hooks, 3
- Pencil
- Electric screwdriver
- Small drill bit
- Phillips-head bit
- 1/2-inch long Phillips-head screws, 12
- Black acrylic paint
- Small paintbrush
Instructions
1. Remove the bracket from a ceiling fan blade.
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Sand both sides of the blade.
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Then wipe off the dust with a rag or paper towel.
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2. Paint one side of the blade with the sage-colored chalk paint.
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Allow the paint to dry, then paint a second coat. Repeat for the other side of the blade.
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3. Once the paint is dry, lightly sand the edges and face of the blade to give it a distressed look.
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Wipe off the dust with a rag or paper towel.
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4. Position the bracket on the front of the blade.
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Turn the blade and bracket over, then screw in the blade’s original screws from the back.
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5. Turn the blade right-side up. Position three coat hooks on top of it.
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Mark where the screws should go with a pencil.
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Drill the guide holes with an electric screwdriver and small drill bit.
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Place the hooks on top of the holes, then screw down with the 1/2-inch long Phillips-head screws.
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6. Paint the face of the screws with black acrylic paint and a small paintbrush.
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Repeat for the end of the screws that are visible through the blade bracket. Allow the paint to dry.
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7. Your coat rack is complete! Hang on the wall and enjoy.
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