DIY - 'RECLAIMED WOOD' COAT RACK

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Today i wanted to show you one of the biggest DIY reclaimed wood items in our home at the moment. It's also one of my favourites. It's functional and it also looks GREAT!

We have recently been lucky enough to have our utility room made over, it literally went to scratch and we started from the ground up, new cupboards, flooring, pain work, surfaces (the lot) as the utility is long and narrow (galley style) this left us with a blank wall... oh how i love a blank wall - haha. 



Storage for coats and hats (British weather!) was a must and until now we had no-where that served this purpose so this is how the idea for a large (very large) coat display came about.




WHAT WAS USED
6x Antique Iron Coat Hooks (ours were purchased from HERE)
Reclaimed Wood 
Varnish
Rag (for excess varnish)
Screws
Drill
Hammer
Wall Mount Screws
Wall Mount Plugs
Spirit Level





WHAT WE DID
> Selected the wood, i wanted a really weathered effect so the more 'dings' the wood had the better... in fact, to add more detail i dug out a hammer and added more dints and details (it was fun too) 
> Really sand the wood. Again to add effect i used a very coarse sandpaper.
> Varnish the board, wipe off any excess. Wait till it dries
> Sand again to add detail
> Mark out coat hook locations (ours were evenly spaced across the board) attach your hooks securely
> Drill four points through the board for wall mount screws (as this is a pretty heavy bit of wood and to make sure it would be secure on the wall i went with four)
> Fix wall mounts into wall
> Attach wooden board to mounts securely  *using a spirit level where needed












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19 comments:

  1. Great upcycle. It looks really lovely.

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  2. Love the rustic look! I just did the same thing my garage using a piece of wood from an old bed. I decided to do that because it was a great way to use something I already had, plus I refused to pay how much the stores were charging for the same basic thing. lol

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    1. I totally agree. I love the fact that we have a beautiful item in our home that not only looks fab but also cost hardly anything (the cost of coat hooks in this case) :)

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  3. Love this! I'm in need of something at my front door and i'm going to try this,
    Thanks!

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  4. THere's nothing I love more than a project with reclaimed rustic wood! Way to go! Thanks so much for linking w/ Twirl and Take a Bow! I'm inspired! ox

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    1. Thanks Robin - Loving it here too :)

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  5. Happy Sunday! Your wood projects have been amazing every time you've linked up!! Hope you're having a FABULOUS weekend--just wanted to swing by and give you a huge "Thank you!" for linking up at Bewitchin Projects last week--and we've already got the party started again today, so be sure to come link up again here: http://www.ourminifamily.com/2014/08/bewitchin-projects-block-party-week-5.html

    XO
    ~Cathy Mini~
    OurMiniFamily.com

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    1. Thank you Cathy, glad you like them!

      Thank you for hosting the party too :) Will be back again for the next one!

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  6. I love this project! Consider it pinned. :)

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    1. Thank you :) and thanks for pinning too!

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  7. This coat rack is stunning! Love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  8. I love the rustic look of this coat rack! Your awesome project is being featured this Monday on YDTT. Thanks so much for linking up!

    Katie (Little House of Four)

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    1. Thank you Katie :) A much appreciated feature!

      Sarah x

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  9. Wooden Coat Hangers from Bizarkdeal

    The J.S hanger solid beech wooden are the perfect hangers for my coats/jackets and clothes. The hangers are strong and sturdy with rotating hooks. The size and design of the hangers works well with my clothes because they do not stretch the shoulders and leave that annoying bump that sticks out on the corners. I can hang coats, jackets, sweaters, and blouses. I can also hang my spaghetti strap tank/dresses because the of the notched shoulders of the hangers. All in all great quality hangers and would recommend it.

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