Floor Lamp to Clothes Rack

Brushworks Spectacular FinishesSeptember 9, 2011

After ordering new custom made furniture for the bedroom, the wife and I have been shopping for a sturdy clothes rack to keep in the corner of the room. We don't like tossing clothes on the floor, bed or chair, especially if you're going to put them back on later. Everything I saw at the stores was either crooked or of poor value and priced from $99 to $139.

There was an old floor lamp stored in the basement that looked promising to me. After gutting it of electrical wire and switches, I proceeded to disassemble it, sand, prime and paint with textured spray paint.

The hooks are simple Amerock hooks available at HD. The protective sleeve around the base is a vinyl window trim. The topper was left over from an old patio umbrella. The base was already weighted with iron, which makes it nice and sturdy.

My cost in dollars was $15. Time 1.5 hours.

Stand alone.

At Work.

Vinyl Base Trim Detail. This was added to prevent any marring of wood floor.

Patio Umbrella Topper.

One more finish coat of paint and it will be ready to use in 24 hours.

Thanks for looking. :)

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Great save and it is beautiful. Always nice to see how someone has repurposed something

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 3:47PM
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Wonderful! Old floor lamps are common and nice clothes racks are hard to come by. Thanks for showing.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 5:58PM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

What a great re-do! You gave me an idea now on what to do with an iron base I purchased a year ago and an empty corner in our bedroom. I'm tired of tripping over the base sitting in my storage room. :) We always throw our clothes back on the bed and I hate that. I love your idea MUCH better.

Thanks for the idea and enjoy your new clothes rack!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2011 at 12:36AM
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Marlene Kindred

Great idea! Love the way it turned out!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2011 at 5:54PM
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That is a really great idea and it looks so neat.


    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 12:19PM
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WOW! I'm impressed. Looks great!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 4:53PM
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Great recycling! Lovely piece of furniture. Looks like it cost more than the $139higher price you saw at store. Even looks like it could be an antique! TFS Jan

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 12:02AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

Thanks for the encouraging remarks.

It's getting used every day of the week. :)

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 8:25AM
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