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How To Make An Easy Rustic Hook Rack

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This next project was a vision I had in my mind involving this piece of wood you see below.  Unfortunately things don’t always come out looking as great as they do in your mind.  So reality bit the dust on this one. 

But being one to not give up so easily I persisted because necessity is the mother of invention.  And so I am here to share with you how to make an easy rustic hook rack for your entryway.  Because we all need someplace to hang our necessities.

square board with paint, How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack
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What I desperately needed was wall organization ideas for my tiny hallway.  You know when you walk in the door and want to hang up your grocery bags or that sweater you throw on to run outside to get the mail.  It had to be small yet nice looking. 

I had done another one similar which you can see here but I needed something smaller because my entryway is tiny!

What I Used:

  • Set of Two Double Prong Robe Hooks in Matte Nickel 
  • a piece of left over wood  4 inches by 26 inches
  • DecoArt Americana Clear Cream Wax
  • screws for the hooks
  • screwdriver
  • 2 screw eye hooks 

The How To:

I rummaged through my dad’s stash and came up with this winner. ​ It was just an old piece of wood. 
A piece of rustic wood, How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack f
It had a lot of age to it in the form of marks and old white paint.  I have no idea how it ended up like this.  The only thing that I knew was that I really liked that rustic look.  

Now if you know me you know I am always with a paint brush in my hands and normally that is what I would have done to this piece of wood.  Except that this time I stopped myself and said “Self why can’t you leave well enough alone?  This piece of wood is like you, a certain age and it is proud to show off its wrinkles and white hair!”

All I did to it was pass a little creme wax over it to give it a bit of shine.  You know like when you use mousse on your hair!

Close up of rustic wood piece, How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack
And what better way to compliment this aged beauty then with some stunning matte nickel hooks.  I had received these from the D. Lawless Company and knew they would make a perfect pairing with my beautiful rustic wood. 
Hooks on rustic wood rack, How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack
Doesn’t the aged wood look great with that lovely soft finish on the hooks?
closeup of rustic wood and hook, How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack
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​I screwed on two eye hooks so that I’d be able to hang them on the wall.  Here you see twine which is also another option.
two eye hooks to be used on hook rack, How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack
​Instead of fighting to see who will get all the attention they seem to be in harmony and complement each other perfectly!
Rustic hook rack, How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack
And here they are holding all of the bare necessities!
Rustic hook rack with bags and necessities, How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack
Sometimes you really need to leave well enough alone and listen to your old self!  😉
close up of rustic wood rack, How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack
Now when I’m ready to run out the door I just grab my stuff and go…and wink at that rustic wood which can teach us all some life lessons!
tutorial on how to make a rustic wood rack using wood and hooks, How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack
Sometimes it is just easier to make something yourself then to go out and buy it.  I mean where else could I have used this gorgeous rustic beauty but in my entryway!  And learned to appreciate all those wrinkles!

I hope you will try your hand at making your own easy rustic wood hook rack.  Stop on by  D. Lawless Hardware and have a look at their huge variety of hooks!  

tutorial on how to make a rustic wood rack using wood and hooks, #easyDIY #EasyOrganizing #Rusticrack #Farmhouse #Hookrack #coatrack #entrywayhookrack How to Make an Easy Rustic Hook Rack
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Wednesday 18th of April 2018

Mary, the rustic wood makes a wonderful coat rack. It has character and beauty and of course super useful for holding things.


Saturday 21st of April 2018

It would have been a shame to cover up all that rustic beauty with paint.


Wednesday 28th of March 2018

My motto is ‘one can never have too many hooks... and chocolate’. ;). xxx


Thursday 5th of April 2018

I've got the chocolate covered, but I need more and more hooks!


Wednesday 28th of March 2018

I love how it turned out. And not a whole lot of work. When I first saw the post I thought, that gal is painting again. Love it! The wood looks great but that shine really made it pop. I love seeing what you are up too. I wish I had you KNOW HOW TO! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy


Thursday 5th of April 2018

Thanks Cindy. No know how just a lot of reading other blogs that's how I learned. I have really come to love all things rustic!

Julie Briones

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Can't get much easier than that! I have a hook area in my entry, too... but, I can't hang keys on it, because the hooks are a bit more ornate (I think you saw it in my post). Anyways... I really like this super easy idea!


Thursday 5th of April 2018

The easier the better Julie, or we can let the hooks do the talking. ;)


Thursday 29th of March 2018

Mary you know I love easy DIY's, this one is really cute and coat racks are always a great way to display pretty hats or purses!


Thursday 5th of April 2018

Katrin I have a bunch of purses and tote bags hanging on there now. It is perfect for behind the door in the tiny entryway.

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