Since I moved into my house about 6 months ago I have wanted a place for the kiddos to hang all their stuff; backpacks, dance bags, hats, coats, etc. so I decided to make a Wall Mounded Coat rack. I hung the coat rack in the entryway, for easy access for the kiddos. The floor by the door was becoming the drop spot for so many of my kids things and I have to admit a few of mine too and I felt this will solve the problem. I will be sure to show the complete entryway makeover soon too.
Here is what you will need for the Wall Mounded Coat Rack:
- Piece of wood (We used a piece of Oak.)
- Wood Stain
- Tape Measure
The first thing we did was measure the entryway wall. Then, we cut the wood piece to fit.
Next, we headed outside to stain the wood. We choose our color by matching a few photo frames I chose to hang above the wall mounted coat rack. Don’t laugh we used my twin daughters Cozy Coupes as saw horses, our actual sawhorses where being used for something else, but Hey they worked great!
Make sure that you stain the edges of the wood too.
We used a stud finder to locate a few studs in the wall. This helps to make sure we will be able to hang heavier objects on the wall mounted coat rack without the coat rack pulling away from the wall.
Once, we had the stud we used a level to make sure the board was level and hammered in a few nails.
Now, it was time to add the hooks. We measured the wood and placed the hooks evenly on the board. We choose to make our distances between hooks about 12″ wide because we wanted it to fit backpacks and other recreational gear that the girls partake in. Use the direction on the box of hook you purchase when adding to the board. Just make sure that you have the hooks evenly spaced!
I couldn’t be happier with the way this Wall Mounted Coat Rack turned out!