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! Super easy (and fun!) and we’ve got ourselves a unique space saving coat rack!