Gather your supplies
- Wooden paint poles or broom handles 25mm dia. (4)
- Low-sheen acrylic paint in pink and grey
- Cotton sash cord
You’ll also need
Painter’s tape; scissors; paintbrushes; hot-glue gun and glue sticks; felt feet; rubber bands
For you to note
- Look for paint poles with a metal screw thread, as they can double as the feet for the coat rack.
- Sketch your design before masking off the poles.
Step 1 Use tape to mask off the sections of the poles that are to be painted.
Step 2 Using a paintbrush, apply primer to sections to be painted and leave to dry.
Step 3 Apply 2 coats of acrylic paint to masked-off sections, leaving to dry after each coat.
Step 4 Remove tape from poles while paint is still slightly tacky.
Step 5 Wrap screw threads with cord, securing with dabs of hot glue as you go. Attach cord end with glue and trim excess.
STEP 6 Attach felt furniture feet to base of screw threads.
STEP 7 Gather poles together and use rubber bands to hold them, making sure ends are flush. Wrap sash cord around the poles about 40mm from the top, tie off and trim ends. Remove rubber bands.
STEP 8 Splay poles so feet are in a square formation and position upright.
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