Add a DIY Coat Rack to your Home Decor and be the envy of all who visit!
Why is home decor so expensive? I don’t live near Ikea, so I decided the only way I was going to find a coat rack that I liked and matched the vibe of our lil chalet in Florida was to make it! DIY all the way, babay!
Well, wahoooo! I am so excited to show you what I have created! Our DIY coat rack is now up in our entryway and lil’ ol’ me made it! Okay, okay, I needed help from my son and husband for little things, but I did it! It’s pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Again, I can’t take ALL of the credit. I actually found a tutorial on The Cheese Thief’s blog and fell head over heels in love with it!
Home decor is so expensive! I was looking for stuff like this and some stores wanted something cray cray like $700! Ummmm, ok, we all aren’t Beyonce’ and can afford one months salary for a piece of wood! I like mine better anyway Can you hear me snickering, “Neener neener neener!?”
This was our entry way before: Can you say BOOOOORRRRIIIINGGGGG!!!
See? It is so boring and empty with a TON of wall space. We live in Florida, so why is our “winter box” overflowing?? Anyway, here’s a lot of pix to kind of show you the process from start to end.
DIY Coat Rack process:
I’m so in love with it! Did I already say that? It is now covered in coats, bags, hats and a Home Goods bag that needs to be returned. Hey, if it is not in front of me, I’ll faggedaboutit!
- 1 7 x 5 x 2 piece of wood
- Tools to distress the wood yourself ( Chisel, hammer, nails, screws, mallet)
- Minwax Gelstain (I used hickory to match our mantel)
- sock to apply the gel stain
- 6 3 inch wood screws
- 5 coat hooks of your choice
I let the wood dry for a day and then used my chalk line to make a line for all 5 hooks to go. Then I spaced them out evenly like the other tutorial suggested. The first hook starting at 6 inches in, second at 18, third at 30, fourth at 42 and fifth at 54, leaving 6 inches on each side. We located the studs in the wall and used the chalk line again to make a level line. I held up the coat rack and Big Bear screwed the screws in.
My favorite marking/distressing on the coat rack is from a screw. I was getting bored with the marks the chisel was making, so I laid a screw down on the wood and used a hammer to hammer all the way down the screw and it made the coolest marks!
Of course, if you do not want a distressed or weathered look, you can just skip all of that stress relieving hammering and leave the wood alone.
* after a week, I decided I wanted to color the screws brown like the stain instead of leaving them silver. Lowe’s has a few of those “wood stain markers” for touch ups, so I bought one and it worked fine.
So no more coats on the ground, hats all over the house and purses lost in the wreckage! I need to make something for the other side of the entryway now! I think just some pictures will do fine
So, what do you think? Pretty cool for a chick, right??
Big Bear was doing something on his phone and he saw this:
So mine cost $20 to make and this cost $220 after some kind of mark down. It was originally $500 something?!?! Um, ok, I’m gonna start making these! Would you buy one? How would one even ship something like this?? Who would buy one for $500???? crazy rich people like Miley Cyrus or something…except she probably has some weird robot that hangs her coats up or something!