How to make your own...
I am very excited about this one. Like I told you in previous posts, I have had so many projects stacking up on my to do list, and now they are finally getting done! I had purchased these black and white hooks from Anthropologie back in January, knowing fully that I wanted to use them to make a entry way coat hanger. I splurged on the hooks, because I absolutely loved them and couldn't get them out of my mind after seeing these same hooks on the LittleGreenNotebook blog. I also knew I wanted to mount them onto wood, going for a feel somewhat like this forest found hook. The piece of wood to mount them too was the tricky part. I wanted a worn in rustic look, which meant finding a piece of wood that was used with the right dimension to place three hooks side by side, with the right amount of spacing. Living in the city, I couldn't just go to the countryside and pick one up from the farm. So, the hooks sat in my closet for awhile. But then, thanks to my handy cousin Natalie, she gifted me an old piece of wood that had a New England Fishing Co., Seattle painted on it in faded letters and a neat fish design on it. I thought the combination of the design with the hooks would make a unique finished product, so I set off to finally make the piece.
The board was 30" long. Matt picked up a scrap piece of cedar that he screwed into the back of the FishCo. wood piece to give it extra reinforcement. This also ensured that when the hooks were screwed in, they would have some thick wood to fasten to rather than sticking through the back of the FishCo. wood and risk splitting it.
Because this is a coat rack, people will be pulling things off and on of the hooks, making it more likely that the rack could come out of its nail fastenings or wall attachments. Matt bought some "child proof" picture hangers that actually click locked. They are hangers you would use to hang heavy picture frames, but then have a top portion that locks the piece you are hanging in place. Brilliant, right? Pictured above is the hardware that will rest in hooks on the wall (your ring hangers).
The finished project. Ready just in time for non-coat season. I'm sure it will be filled come rain and snow. Also a great place to hang canvas grocery totes, scarves, purses, umbrellas, and hats.
If you didn't quite get the just on how to make this coat hanger from above, here is a little recap:
You will need: