DIY Coat Rack

2 Dec

We desperately needed a coat rack for our apartment, but are very limited to space. We  wanted it to be unique and everything we saw in the stores was the opposite of unique. Being the creative type that we are, we quickly decided it would not be hard to create our own DIY Coat Rack. Just how simple it turned out to be we really couldn’t have guessed though! I’m so excited to share with you the idea and how we carried it out.

  My husband and I went to Home Depot in search of wood. We knew we wanted nice wood, and thought we’d have to buy a large piece and cut it down (leaving a lot of extra scrap) but that was not the case! Lucky for us, there were pieces in the scrap wood bin at Home Depot (this is unlikely for our local HD, they usually sell out of even the scraps fast). We found 2 red oak scrap pieces of wood that were actually the right size- 1 two feet long, 1/2 inch thick, and 2 inch wide (scrap cost us $2!) and the other is just trim that we cut to the same length ($2!). We then purchased mix matched dresser knobs in the hardware aisle (80 cents-$2 each). My husband drilled the holes, we installed the knobs, hung our project and voila! DIY Coat Rack Super easy (and fun!) and we’ve got ourselves a unique space saving coat rack!

10 Responses to “DIY Coat Rack”

  1. Susannah December 2, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    Such a simple, beautiful thing. Good job! I need a keychain holder. I wonder if they have fun knobs that small!

  2. Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence December 3, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    Cute and oh so useful! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Judy December 7, 2010 at 1:11 am #

    So cute and unique. I linked over from pinkapotamus. If you get a chance stop by and check out my blog at If you follow me let me know and I will follow you back. Thanks.

  4. Kim @ Second Time Furniture December 8, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    How fun to use all different knobs! Love it!

  5. Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack December 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    Cute idea! I love the knobs that you chose!

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma December 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    So glad you posted this to the Creative Juice party! This is far more beautiful than a standard coat rack!

  7. Jami December 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    I love the variety of knobs! So cute. Thanks for linking up with Theme Party Thursday. 🙂

  8. AllieMakes! December 13, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    Got to love the scrap wood! It looks AWESOME! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  9. Serendipity Chic Decor December 13, 2010 at 2:12 am #

    I bet you are loving that you have a coat rack now. I don’t know what I would do with out one…the color you chose is fabulous!

    Take care,

  10. Meg December 14, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Very nice. I love mis-matched stuff like the knobs. Great idea!

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