I've been in dire need of a coat hook for some time. I'm the type of person who comes home, throws her coat wherever it lands, then wonders why it's always covered in cat fur. Though I've admired this adorable elephant head hook from Anthropologie for awhile, I am not willing to pay $20 for a single coat hook.
I found this hook at the thrifts. No, he's not quite an elephant head, but once I got past his cold, dead stare I began to see a project forming. I snatched him up and made a bee-line for my paint supplies.
Who doesn't love Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint? It makes everything so effortlessly cool, and it doesn't need priming!
I painted the duck twice with a thin layer of paint, then painted once more with a bunched-up paper towel. This gave me the textured look that the Anthro one has.
Here is a detailed shot of what it looks like dry. No more cold, dead stare! I think the crazing that happened around the eyes makes it look more vintage. Plus, total cost for my version was only $1.99, as I already had the paint supplies laying around.