Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday Favorite Things....DIY Coat Rack

Happy Thursday everyone!
 
I am reposting one of my newer DIY projects on the blog today because I am co-hosting with Katherine from http://katherinescorner.com/ today.  :)
 
Well, if you have been reading the past week, you know that I have been talking about IKEA. I have purchased some amazing things and will show them later in the week. ;) But for today, I have another DIY project that I completed last week.
 This DIY project took me about 2-3 hours total to complete and I felt that was a pretty good time to complete something I hadn't tried before
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For a few months, my husband and I have been talking about needing a storage solution for coats and hats near the entryway of our house. After looking up many ideas online, I decided to tackle my very first "building" DIY project and am so happy I did. Why?
Well, it saved us a TON of money and you will see why later on in this post.
 

 
So here is what we started with....a blank canvas/wall. We figured this wall was the perfect place to build a coat rack and so began my DIY project.
 


 
I went to Home Depot with my baby girl (a.k.a.-my little helper) and bought some wood that I had cut down to size by the guys at Home Depot. And let me tell you....this wood was cheapy cheap...and I mean the price NOT the quality. I think all of the wood cost me about $7 something!
 
And if you can have the people at Home Depot cut the wood for you, it's very helpful. The guy I had was very good with measurement and did a great job listening to what I needed.
 


 
The dimensions I needed were two 5' boards, two 30" boards, and one 52" board for the middle of my coat rack.
(Which you can see I measured wrong at the store and needed to use my caulking skills to fix the gaps).


 
I accidentally did part of my math wrong at Home Depot and should have ended up with two 31" boards, but I got 30" instead and had to make due.
 


 
I purchased some caulk and primer and got to work finishing up this project.
I bought a gallon of primer/paint since I knew I would use this for other projects as well.
 


 
It was also useful to use a few nails to keep the boards attached to the wall and the nails made it so the coat wall would be a little more sturdy.
 


 
After the boards were up and the caulk dried, I painted on one coat of primer and one coat of white paint.
 
I still think I am going to go over the boards and the wall with another coat of white paint at some point, but I wanted to get this project done because I was way too excited to see the final result!!
 


 
I purchased these beauties (the wall hooks) at Home Depot for about $3.00 each and needed 3 of them. I figured that wasn't a bad price to pay for bronzed hardware that looks spiffy.
 


 
And here is my finished product!!!!
 


 
We love it oh so much!!!!
:)
 






 
So what do you think??
Do you love it?!
 
I love the fact that our coat hooks can hold multiple things besides coats. Seriously, we use them for our diaper bag, gloves, etc.

Plus, this project cost me about $25.00 to complete...or maybe even less actually.
Love that!!!!


Thanks for stopping by and I want to thank Katherine and her blog for allowing me to co-host this week! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to share some of my projects with others. :)

 
Thursdays Favorite Things Hop is where you can link your favorite post or write a post about your favorite things and share with old and new followers!
Here are the rules, yes there are rules. But just a few:
You must be a follower of Katherines Corner preferably through Email, it's on her right sidebar ( or she has facebook, google plus and twitter too)
If you’re a new follower, please let her know how you follow. She will follow you back.
Please follow my blog too!
No adult content blogs.
Blogs only please.
 
 
 Visit and Follow as many other blogs in the list as you can. Please leave comments when you visit, let them know that we sent you. Nobody expects you to visit all of them ( although that would be awesome) Just click and go. Remember to leave a comment :-)

Now hop on and share your favorites. If you’d like to post this blog hop on your page please just grab the linky code. Or if you would like to be a co-host please contact Katherine
*participants who link up will be sent weekly reminders of this wonderful hop*

Please grab the hop button to share with others, you can copy and paste the image with a link to KatherinesCorner.com OR grab the code from Katherines Corner it's on her right sidebar.
It’s always nice to have the hop button on your post. But it IS NOT mandatory, although a link back to Katherines blog is always appreciated.

 
Here is the linky



22 comments :

  1. Thank you for co-hosting with Katherine! I love how your coat rack turned out!!

    xoxo
    Karena
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    1. Thanks, Karen. I am glad you enjoyed this post! :)

      ~Stephanie

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  2. That is such a unique project! Love it. Thanks for co hosting with Katherine. Best wishes, Linda

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    1. Thank you!
      We really think so too.

      ~Stephanie

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  3. Joining you on Thursday Favorite Things! Happy to get to know your wonderful blog. This post is so very inspiring! You got the talent! :)

    www.monaspicturesque.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. I hope I can continue to inspire you with other DIY posts in the future.

      ~Stephanie

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  4. Hi Stephanie, Wow, you had a great idea. I bet it saves time just trying to get everything together to get out of the house. Love the bronze hooks, too. Thanks for sharing, Helen

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    1. It is a convenient place to have the coat rack and it saved lots of money in the end just building it on my own. :)
      Thank you!

      ~Stephanie

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  5. Wow, your project turned out amazing! I really love it. Great job!
    Clicking over from Katherine's Corner :)

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    1. Thanks so much and I am glad you were able to stop by!

      ~Stephanie

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  6. Your DIY project turned out great!! Thanks for co-hosting today -- and I'm a new follower!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Denise!
      I love new followers and hope that I can give you other creative and inspiring posts in the future. :)

      ~Stephanie

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  7. That looks wonderful! I'm a new follower from Katherine's Corner. You have a really nice blog!

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    1. Aww..thank you, Pam! I really hope you continue to read more of my posts. :)

      ~Stephanie

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  8. What a great tutorial! A coat rack is such a must in our home. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes, it makes it much easier to place our things right on the coat rack when we get home instead of going upstairs. Thanks!

      ~Stephanie

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  9. Oh I love it! I just told my fiance I have something for him to make! hehehe!

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    1. Haha...it is a pretty easy project as long as the measurements are right. Thanks for commenting. :)

      ~Stephanie

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  10. It was nice to find you from Katherine's Corner. What a great project. You made it seem easy.
    http://www.thelostapron.com/2012/11/apron-making-party.html

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