~Simple (and Cheap) Coat Hook Rack~

   Since my son can't be bothered to hang up his sweatshirts in his closet I decided to make him a row of coat hooks mounted to wood to hang behind his door. I was at the local hardware store and came across a bin of free bits of lumber. I can't resist anything free so I grabbed a few pieces that would be handy for future projects. I had some coat hooks that I purchased at Ikea about a year ago and had yet to use. Since my husband won't show me how to use the power saw (he is afraid I might cut off my fingers - I think he may be onto something!) I had to use the handy dandy hand saw.

I measured my length - you can customize to whatever length suits you.

I sanded the edges smooth with my hand dandy sanding block.

Next step is to prime. I used a spray on primer - quick and easy. Dried within an hour and ready for paint!

I used Benjamin Moore's Aura Paint (Caliente is the colour - low VOC, no odour and dries in 1 hour)
I am definitely promoting them because they give me such an amazing discount (I am in there all the time - I love colour and am always grabbing paint swatches)
I sanded the edges to rough it up a bit.

Then I drilled holes (only power tool I know how to use!) for the screws to mount onto the wall. 

Using special drywall screws I mounted the rack onto the wall. The screw will be covered up with a hook.

Now I hope I won't find his sweatshirts and hats all over the floor!

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*January 9, 2010


  1. Great project ... I could use a few of these racks in many places around the house ... and your tutorial was well done ... thanks!


  2. Kudos to you for going diy! It turned out great :).

  3. That is such a good idea. I love the red.

  4. Great project! God's blessings on your weekend, Sarah :D

  5. Love it. The red is wonderful. The hooks are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

  6. Cute! Love the red...I always love new hooks too.

    Great Job.

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite


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