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Our house has a fantastic large closet in the foyer. Unfortunately the closet next to our entrance from the garage is not so fantastic. When we moved in we put up a little coat rack from the craft store to help contain our coats and it finally bit the dust and crashed to floor with the weight of coats, backpacks, purses and lunch bags. Instead of trying to find a coat rack that would work we decided to just DIY our own to make sure it was sturdy and custom fit to our space. We were also able to create rustic farmhouse DIY coat organization rack that fit in with the rest of our decor.
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We started out with an inexpensive pine board from Lowes. Before he bought the board, Mike measured the space and had Lowes cut the board to the right size. Next he stained the board with two coats of grey stain. He applied the stain with a rag and wiped off the excess. He followed up the grey with a coat of whitewash pickling stain to lighten it up. There is no real science here, just layer on the stain until you get the look you want. He finished it off with two coats of polyacrylic using a foam brush to strength the finish.
Next he attached the board to the wall and made sure to screw it into the studs in the wall to keep it sturdy.
The last step was to attached the hooks. We ordered them off of Amazon for a fraction of the cost that they were in Lowes. It’s always a bit of a gamble to not be able to see the hooks beforehand but this set had good reviews and is actually really nice and sturdy. Perfect for everything we want to load up on this rack. Mike eyeballed the placement and strategically screwed in the hooks to cover up the holes he put screwing the board into the wall. This piece is not going anywhere!
This rustic farmhouse DIY coat organization rack has made such a difference for us. The lower board is perfect for our four year old son, Lincoln, to hang up his own coat and backpack. There is plenty of room for all of our bags, coats and room for guests that come over.
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