With some scrap wood and chalk paint, you can revamp a junky thrift store mirror into this handy, distressed entryway coat rack. This entire project was pulled off for less than $10! I am always in need of more shelves for my pictures and knick knacks. When I saw a similar mirror in Ana White’s book of woodworking projects for the home – “The Handbuilt Home”, I it called to mind a mirror I picked up at a garage sale for $2.
This is the picture of Ana’s Version from the book.
All I did was use pallet wood scraps and cut 3 planks to fit the width of my mirror, using my mitre saw. Two of the planks I placed perpendicular at the bottom and one horizontally at the top for a bonus shelf. Using my scroll saw, I cut out the decorative shelf brackets for the top and bottom shelves. To attach the shelving pieces to the mirror, I used my Kreg Jig for pocket holds, and wood glue. The brackets I placed with my Ryobi Air Strike Nailer and wood glue. I painted the mirror with Annie Sloan Paris Gray Chalk Paint and sealed with clear wax after sand distressing. To finish, I added three coat hooks I picked up from the hardware store.