DIY Coat Rack for Your Home

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!!!

before entryway


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:

before wood lil bear chisel banged up wood gel stained wood DIY coat rack DIY coat rack DIY coat rack


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!

Materials needed:

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??


 ** update**

Big Bear was doing something on his phone and he saw this: 

Rustica Hardware


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!



By Dawn on February 25, 2014 · Posted in DIY attempts

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Rhonda says:

That is awesome! I need something like that for my entry way too!
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Posted on February 25th, 2014

Jhanis says:

We don’t have IKEA anywhere near us and I agree that home decor can be sooo expensive! Great job on the project. It really looks good!
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Posted on February 25th, 2014

Dawn says:

Thank you so much! It looks nice to me, but when other people say they like it, it’s so validating and reassures me that I didn’t put a piece of crap up on my wall!
So what IS the deal with home decor? Why in the world does it cost just as much to furnish and decorate a house as it does to buy one! I think this cost me maybe $20 to make. The most expensive things were the hooks themselves!

Posted on February 25th, 2014

Dawn says:

Thank you for your comment!! I love actual comments on the blog! FB comments rock, too, but these are like rare gems in my world! haha
If I had time, maybe I’d open an Etsy shop, but how in the world would I ship them??

Hope the trolls stay away from you!!

Posted on February 25th, 2014

Natalie says:

Hmmm – I am actually tempted to give this a go myself. First time for everything and if it saves money even better!
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Posted on February 25th, 2014

Dawn says:

DO IT!! So easy!! I think it was a total of $20 or less. I already had the gel stain and the sock to apply it!

Posted on February 25th, 2014