Fish Coat Rack

Susan Sanders-Kinzel

We needed some coat racks for our new office which is by the water. I had some little wooden hanging fish I'd bought at a garage sale, worn blue and gray, that I really loved. I saw some coat racks at JoAnn's that I thought would go well with them. So I bought 2 of these fish shaped coat racks from JoAnn's. They were unfinished wood with cute hook shaped hangers on them. My intention was to give them the same look as these fish.

I took off the hangers. I used a wood burner with a fine tip and temperature regulator but any wood burner would do. Using the burner, I burned markings into the wood to make the fish look like a salmon, lines on the fins and dots to add some shading.


Then I painted the wood with blue and silver acrylic paint. I really used kind of a wash by mixing the paint with water. After it dried and I was happy with the results, I sprayed the whole thing with a clear finish. Then I replaced the coat hooks and hung them up.

By Susan from ThriftyFun

November 30, 20050 found this helpful


Thoses coat racks turned out beautifully! I love the color especially! JoAnn's sewing craft store right? Thanks a bunch for the great craft idea!

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November 30, 20050 found this helpful

Hi Jennifer,

Yes, it was JoAnn's Fabric and Craft store. They were back with unfinished shelves, etc. I looked online bu didn't see any there.

Glad you like them.


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November 30, 20050 found this helpful

Those are really cool!!! I have a friend who is a fishing fiend and she would really love those! They turned out awesome!

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December 1, 20050 found this helpful

Looks Great!!! Any angler would love this as a gift!!

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February 11, 20160 found this helpful

Great Idea! I'm hooked on it! Thanks for sharing and yes it's a great gift for anyone who likes to fish!

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