Transformed :: Antler Coat Rack

shed antler hanger hook diy coat rack paint gold

Are you all as excited as I am for the weekend? Claire here, with a perfect Sunday project that’ll add color, storage and unique style to any space. Two weeks ago I collected a few images of some deers sheds in various styles and settings, and started brainstorming how I was going to transform my own found antlers. I live in a small two bedroom bungalow and am constantly challenged to find new storage solutions, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to add some super stylish organization to my space by making a coat rack and a jewelry holder! Want to see how simple it was? We’ve got the easy instructions just after the jump.

shed antler hanger hook diy coat rack paint gold

shed antler hanger hook diy coat rack paint gold

  • sheds (you can typically find these online or at antique or hunting shops)
  • pipe clamps
  • paint brushes
  • blue painters tape
  • gold spray paint
  • acrylic paint
  • flat head screwdriver
  • drill
  • drywall anchors
  1. Tape off desired pattern, and paint design accordingly.
  2. Spray paint pipe clamps gold.
  3. Using drill to drill the screw part of dry wall anchors into the pipe clamp.
  4. Drill drywall anchor into the wall where you want it to hang.
  5. Attach the pipe clamp with screw inset into the anchor.
  6. Set dried shed into the pipe clamp and tighten with flathead screwdriver.
  7. Hang your jewelry, scares and purses for a beautiful coat rack!

*photos by Claire Zinnecker for

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46 Responses to “Transformed :: Antler Coat Rack”

  1. Elise

    This is awesome, Claire! And I love the color palette you chose!

  2. Kelly

    Claire! Your photography is awesome! Who knew antlers could be so attractive and functional?! One of my favorite post to date!

  3. Emily

    wooooo!! love it!

  4. Michelle Sereno

    So fantastic Claire!

  5. Mehgan

    This is so great! I need to make one this for next year and my mini-closet space!

    • clairezinnecker


  6. Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing

    I love this, Claire! It’s so glam cowboy. Great idea and fantastic execution :)


  7. Lindsay{LCVintage}

    I would have never thought antlers could look pretty, but that looks awesome!

  8. Kate

    I love the way this turned out. Way to figure out how to securely hang them, too!

  9. Camille Styles

    Favorite “Transformed” so far, Claire…your styling and photography is beautiful!!

  10. clairezinnecker

    Thanks so much for all your wonderful responses! Your support and appreciation means more to me than you all will ever know! Please let me know if you all attempt this or any of my Transformed projects, I love hearing from readers!
    -Claire Z.

    • JGarcia

      Claire, where are those boots from they are great!

      • clairezinnecker

        Thanks! They are Frye Boots and I got them from Nordstrom.

  11. Debra Kapellakis

    I like it. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Olivia

    SUPER cute. love this idea

  13. Sarah

    So i love with this. Amazing.

  14. Rachel

    Wow, Claire! Great job.. love the colors, function and look!

    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks so much!!


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