Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rustic Coat Rack

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This is the latest project to be completed, not necessarily the only project that is going on, but a completed one.
Our new home does not really have a mud room by the back door. It does have a closet that is completely consumed by my husbands motorcycle paraphernalia and not really convenient or easy  for the kids to use.
This project is really easy and pretty inexpensive.

I purchased a precut board from Lowe's. Four feet of clear pine wood.  I don't like trying to cover up knots in wood so it is worth it to pay a little extra for clear wood.  Cost of board $7.49
 I did not need to sand or prime the board because the paint that I am using has primer in it. I did not use the chalkboard paint that you see above. It is just used for propping the board up to paint it.
I only needed one coat of paint.

I purchased these hooks on Ebay. The price of 5 hooks and shipping came to around $15.00, much cheaper than buying them at a local hardware store. I think they were about $1.75 each.

 This is the paint that I used. I already had it left over from the potato bin re purposing project.

 After the board dried I used pretty coarse sand paper to rough it up a little to expose the raw wood underneath.
I then used min wax cherry stain and a rag and rubbed the entire board with it.
Let it dry for a day. The stain tends to take longer than the paint. The stain really makes it look richer and older.
 Then because I rarely measure anything I laid the hooks out and "eye balled" it.
There is one thing I am smart about is to know when to call in the professionals.

 I knew it would be in my best interest to involve Left Brain Bob and the Mini Bob (Sam).
They measured. Marked. measured. Marked.
 And I am sure these hooks are not off by a millimeter.
 See what I mean. TWO measuring devices.
I would have used my thumb and one eye squinted to get the right spot.

This is the spot without the coat rack.
 Not much room

 I would have put it right....there.
But I have once again got it figured out that my LeftBrainEngineeringHusband  would have it in the studs and level.
 This baby ain't going no where.
And NO Carter that does not mean you can hang on it. Yes, he asked if he could. Boys.
 So glad that my big strong husband was able to take care of this for me.
 (spoken with a strong southern accent)

Looks pretty good if I do say so myself!

Thanks for stopping by...hope to see you again soon.


  1. I don't know if I like you anymore Krista!! You are just too handy!! LOL!!!
    It looks really nice. You are very talented with the wood staining.
    Love Di ♥

  2. Love your coat rack, it looks great!

  3. Thank you so much! Pretty easy project that gets tons of use!


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