I am all for adding fun art pieces to the walls in my home, especially when they serve a functional role as well! These fun geometric wood and color coat hooks are an easy solution when your room is lacking a little character and color...and storage. Let's make some!
- Waddle 2-1/4" Pine Round Bun Foot Wood Table Legs
- Sandpaper - 150 grit
- Acrylic Paint
- Painters Tape
- Spray wood sealer
- Drill and drill bits
- Dowel Screws
- Drywall anchors (to fit the dowel screws)
Begin by lightly sanding the wood. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Using painters tape, tape off a section of the bun foot.
Paint whatever color you choose - I decided to do grey, white and pale pink. Allow to dry. Repeat until that portion of the wood is painted completely.
Once the paint has dried remove the tape. Spray with a wood sealer and allow to dry.
Use pliers to remove the old rod. Tip: Before working with your drill, be sure that the drill bit is about the same width as your dowel screw and anchor. Take a drill and create a new hole above where the preexisting hole was on your pine wood, turn new screw in the hole until it is tight and secure (be careful not to drill all the way through the wood).
Taking your drill again, make a hole in your wall where you would like to hang your coat hangers. Carefully hammer your anchor into the wall and simply turn your coat hanger into the anchor to secure to the wall. Repeat for as many coat hangers as you need! Voila!
I placed a set of three down a long hallway off of our family room downstairs. We recently gave it a modern makeover and this area felt a little neglected. The coat hangers are the perfect addition - they are great for displaying our collection of handmade bilums from Papua New Guinea, as well as some fun string lights to add some lighting in the hall (besides the icky overhead lighting we have yet to change).
These hangers also make fantastic DIY light fixtures, like styled here! The options are truly endless. So, what do you think? Time to take a trip to the hardware store?!