It’s my favorite time of the month, time for another edition of International Bloggers Club. If you are new here, we are a group of friends from all over the world who get together every month to share our projects, compare notes and see how we do things in our corner of the world. Last month we shared flat lays photo shoots, in my case one about Greece and the month before crafts with baskets. This month we’re sharing an easy-peasy DIY coat rack project!
This month we are going to work on projects with wood. Now you all know that I had a big basement back in Greece with an endless supply of everything. So it should come as no surprise to you that I also have a basement here in my new home. This one also has quite a lot of stuff. We shall see what I dig up in the coming months. But for today we are going to work with a humble piece of wood.
As many of you know we just moved and are in the process of getting organized. It will take some time. What I wanted in the girls’ bedroom was a place for them to hang their bags and things. Something simple. But I did not want to open lots of holes on the walls. So this easy DIY coat rack idea came to life.
What I Used:
- a piece of wood, I used 10 inches by 24 inches
- DecoArt Americana Chalky Type Paint in Everlasting
- DecoArt Americana Clear Cream Wax
- Sand paper
- 4 Brainerd Double Scroll Hooks, in Dark Gunmetal
- 2 sawtooth hangers
How to Make a DIY Coat Rack
The first step was to paint the wood. I did three light coats with Everlasting which is a nice white chalky type paint. I then went over it with the clear cream wax.
I also sanded it a bit along the edges and on top to make it super smooth. This was done before applying the wax.
Now when I started this project I had a vision in my head. I wanted to add some super cool hooks to stand out against the white. Unfortunately for me the stores in my area were not in sync with me. This is what I found… not good. In order to get the look I wanted I would have to paint it.
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
If you know anything about me it’s that I’m always on Facebook. I found this awesome hardware company on FB, D. Lawless Hardware. I’d been following them for a while but had never ordered anything because I lived overseas. But now I’m here and there was nothing to stop me!! I got in touch with the company and in 2 days I had these beauties in my possession.
Look at that gorgeous gunmetal! I never thought I’d type a sentence like that but there you go – never say never!
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Four of these babies did the trick! And I actually put this together all by myself. I am so proud of me! “wink”.
Just look at those sexy curves!! There is no comparison to the fake gold hook I had originally bought.
And here it is on the wall.
I feel super organized… at least in this little corner.
These hooks are just brimming with character and they are solid too. I know my things will stay up on that wooden wall hanger!
This is the reality shot. Because we like to keep things real around here.
Oh and I know what some of you may be thinking, that it’s just a plain piece of wood. But with all the crap, um, stuff I’ll be putting on it I will have a very visual wall. Besides I don’t want to take away from the beauty of those hooks!
So for now I am going with simple black and white.
And now I’ve solved my organizing problem and shown you how to make a wooden wall hanger. At least all that stuff is not on the floor or on top of dressers anymore. I have to say this was much easier than I thought it’d be. And more frugal than buying one.
I hope you all have a chance to check out the D. Lawless Hardware Company. They have a huge variety of items to choose from. And with service like that you know I’ll be ordering again! So much still needs to be organized! Do you DIY organizers or just buy them?
I invite you to hop on over to visit my four friends who are also sharing their wood projects. Simply click on the images below my name. If you’d like to see more past challenges click here.
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