Moving into a place in September has it’s perks. No need to worry about where to hang your coats. Once late October hits however, a place to hang coats that isn’t a distant closet or draped over a knee wall is crucial. Rather than running out to a local store to buy a $30 piece of wood with hooks we decided to build our own. Building a coat rack was cheap, easy, and allowed us to customize the length and color to match an awesome mirror we found to hang above. (Unfortunately the mirror was purchased before realizing our landlord left a massive mirror opposite our rack, but still built custom for our future house.)
All you need is a 1″ x 4″ piece of wood, hooks, stain/paint, and mounting brackets. Have your home improvement store cut down the wood to your desired length, hit it with a coat or 2 of stain/paint space your hooks as you would like them. Pre-drill some holes, screw in hooks, and mount. THAT easy. Not to mention now you have something to brag about building yourself that you will be guaranteed to see every day from October to May.
Ahh. Organization. Can’t tell you how many times I walked by this when it was first hung and went “just lovely.”