This has been one of my most favorite repurposed treasures, mostly because if has sentimental value to it, plus it is totally functional. This is an old pool stick holder that belonged to my grandfather, he used to love pool. He would build pool tables in his spare time, and could beat you blind folded!
I was lucky enough to "inherit it" and after having it for awhile I thought why not use it for a coat rack? I painted it black and got some great hooks from Anthropologie that I put in at the top. We even put a couple in lower for the kids so they could hang up their back packs and jackets.
My coat rack has become quite a conversational piece, most people don't realize what it is at first glance, until they notice the holes at the bottom where the pool sticks would go.
It reminds me of my grandfather every time I walk by it and brings back such fond memories!
I've posted this over at French Country Cottage's linky party, at Liz Marie and Jennifer Rizzo, with a lot of other creative people.