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.

  • 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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Comments (55)
  1. 1
    Mariah Danielsen | Oh, What Love April 19, 2012 at 6:33 am

    This is stunning! I love the colors you chose.. I wanna make one!

  2. 2
    Elise April 19, 2012 at 7:16 am

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

  3. 3
    Kelly April 19, 2012 at 7:57 am

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

  4. 4
    Emily April 19, 2012 at 8:17 am

    wooooo!! love it!

  5. 5
    Michelle Sereno April 19, 2012 at 8:24 am

    So fantastic Claire!

  6. 6
    Brittney April 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Claire, this is great!

  7. 7
    Sarah // Hemenway Street April 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

    This looks amazing! I love the colors you chose.

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    erin | houseofearnest April 19, 2012 at 9:28 am

    WOW! I love love love it! It looks so good!!

  9. 9
    Mehgan April 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

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

    • clairezinnecker April 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm


  10. 10
    Cristina | FUJI FILES April 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Out of this world! Fantastic job Claire

  11. 11
    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing April 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

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


  12. 12
    Dana (Southern Inspired) April 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    So stinkin’ cute!! I love the colors! Amazing DIY! One of my favorites! 😉

  13. 13
    Lindsay{LCVintage} April 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm

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

  14. 14
    Kate April 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

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

  15. 15
    Gaby [The Vault Files] April 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    How cool? Love this, bookmarking it!

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    Camille Styles April 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

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

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    clairezinnecker April 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    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 April 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Claire, where are those boots from they are great!

      • clairezinnecker April 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm

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

  18. 18
    Debra Kapellakis April 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I like it. Thank you for sharing.

  19. 19
    Olivia April 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

    SUPER cute. love this idea

  20. 20
    Sarah April 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    So i love with this. Amazing.

  21. 21
    Rachel April 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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

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    Marlene @ Jade and Fern May 3, 2013 at 10:31 am

    This is such a beautiful use of antler sheds! The colors you used are lovely. I’ve featured it on my blog for a roundup post:

    • clairezinnecker May 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks so much!!