I’m back today with a quick and easy, yet super functional DIY project. You might remember that about a year ago I gave my small entryway a dose of color and style. Today, I’m returning to the space to add a bit more style, plus a dose of utility.
As you probably know, I’m part of the Lowe’s Creative Blogging Team. (I’ve been a pretty terrible blogger lately, and I’m behind on a few posts. In other words, you can expect more DIY posts in the near future. However, feeling my mojo slowly returning, I’m excited and inspired to take on some much-needed home projects.) This month we were given free range to tackle any project we wanted, so I decided to focus on the organizational side of things.
As you can see in the picture above, I added a super fancy coat rack to my space. And by super fancy, I mean that I attached wood to the wall and then coat hooks to the wood.
So simple, but the project turned out really chic, and it’s exactly what I wanted and needed for this space. Let me show you how it came together.
First,I went to Lowe’s and picked up several 1×4″ pine boards. Then, I searched and searched for the perfect coat hook. When I came across the Sumner Street Garment Hook, I knew I had a winner. I love the brass finish, and the overall style works well with the rest of my house.
Next, I used a miter saw to cut the wood to fit the space. Then, I attached the wood pieces to the wall. To do this, I used six screws on each board. I also pre-drilled the holes to prevent the wood from splitting.
Once that was complete, I filled the holes with spackling and painted the board the same color and sheen as my trim work.
When the paint was dry, I was ready to add the hooks. After some careful measuring and leveling, I marked all the holes for the screws, pre-drilled them, and attached the hooks.
My quick, easy, and super functional project was now complete
Clearly, as a single guy, I don’t need twelve hooks. But I wanted something to visually fill the space without having to put up a bunch of decorations. Plus, I love brass, so the more the merrier!
Overall, I’m thrilled with the way things turned out. I’m always amazed at how such a simple project, that takes very little hands-on time, can finish off a space. These small details are certainly helping to transform my house into a home. And best of all, now when people come to visit, instead of just throwing their coats on a chair, they have a place to hang them. I love this project for that reason alone.
Well, that wraps up another fun DIY project here on IBC. What do you think of this small change to my entryway? Have you done something similar?