How To Turn a Table to a Coat Rack, or Table Turn Coat

Not everything turns out the way you want it to.  Not all furniture upcycles go on to live the happy, joyful existences they were upcycled to be.  Today, I bring you an example.  My Table Turn Coat.

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Remember the term Turn Coat?  (as in traitor). This table betrayed me.  I purchased it for a song, gave it an adorable new look, complete with cute chairs and the word PARIS across the top.  Hmph.  There it sat, for three months at Paris Flea Market, moving around to show its best side each month.  Hoping someone would bring it home.  Then it gave up the ghost and broke down.  It had had enough standing there, posing for potential customers. The legs broke up with the apron and the top blew it’s lid and broke up with everyone.

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OY VEY!   Did you know your furniture upcycles could be drama queens???


I wasn’t going to let them throw their tantrum and sit in a corner.  I removed the drop leafs, the rest of the apron and the legs.  Perhaps the top really wanted to just hang around instead of holding up.  I added two thrift store mirrors to either end.  I used a leftover DDD, “Dumpster Dove Drawer” front and painted it in chalkboard paint for the message part.  Then I added coat hooks and fastened a hanging system on the back.

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This piece is now proudly hanging around Paris Flea Market where it will serve you well. Not as a table with a ‘tude, but as a humble coat rack. Bells and whistles included in the base price.

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  1. Awesome idea. We do the same thing. If anything sits around too long, it gets a makeover with paint or totally transformed.

  2. Barbara Trent says:

    Nice recovery!

  3. Love your coat rack! I admire you for being so resourceful and using up a ‘leftover’ also. Cute idea and so useful. Yes, WOOD IS WOOD and we shouldn’t waste it! Ha. Love your blog as always. Carol

  4. What a great idea! That was one pissed off table LOL


  5. Love it but also liked the table and chairs before your remodel. I would think you could still sell the chairs. They are adorable!

  6. ColleenB. says:

    Newbie to your blog. Just signed up this morning to receive your newsletter and so glad I did.
    Nice to see that you gave your table alittle attitude adjusting. I think it looks great as a coat / hat rack

  7. such a clever reuse! it looks awesome- love those hooks, too!

  8. cute Karen! Love the way you take something that is tired of being what it started out as and make it into something fresh and new!

  9. Wow, a 3rd chance at life for the table top — nice!
    xo Heidi

  10. Adorable :) Take that you unruly table top!

  11. Totally digging this!! I wouldn’t have thought of this, great idea.


  12. What a great save!! XO

  13. So fun! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  14. What an awesome idea Karen! I love the drawer front sign and mirrors you added too. Today is the 1st day of The Makers link up party and I would love it if you stopped by!

    Have a great week!

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