Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Coatrack on the Cheap

Before I move on from the changes I've made to the guest bedroom, I wanted to share a very quick and cheap (always good!) coatrack that I made to add some much-needed organization to the room. I'd previously lusted over pricey coatracks on this blog but I thought my money was better spent elsewhere, so I went ahead and tackled my own using some materials I had lying around the apartment.

For my coatrack, I gathered together 5 off-white ceramic knobs that I bought from Hobby Lobby, some Gorilla glue, and a small piece of wood--the piece I used was cut at Home Depot. For reference, it measures 24" x 2.5" x 1" and it was spray painted using Rustoleum Painter's Touch in Heirloom White (satin finish, btw).  
I've had these knobs on hand for months. I bought them when I was re-doing my grass green sideboard, but decided to use these Martha Stewart knobs instead. Fast forward six months, these $2.99 Hobby Lobby drawer pulls are serving as the basis for a quick and easy project elsewhere!
Construction of the coatrack was simple.
First, I removed all of the screws and washers that came with the knobs for their original purpose, to be actual drawer pulls.
Then, I took time to space each knob equally across the piece of wood before eventually securing each knob with the superglue--no screws or nails needed for this part!
Voila! It's as easy as that. 
Lastly, I added a picture hanger on back of the coatrack and, after waiting a few hours for the glue to fully cure, the rack was ready to be hung. 
The final product:
Quick and easy!


  1. Great idea. I love that you didn't have to go out to buy anything for this project!

  2. This is awesome! I love beautiful stuff on the cheap. Great job Ashley!

  3. Love it! This is the cutest idea!

  4. Very cute! I love projects like this that are purposeful, charming, and inexpensive. Well done!

  5. So much better than your standard hook!


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