I love our home but from the very first day the one thing that drives me crazy is our lack of storage space. My two biggest complaints are the laundry room and the entry. They are both very small spaces and there is NO storage to speak of. I am on a mission to remedy this issue but I have to be very creative about it.
This week I tackled the entry way and our complete lack of a place to put guest jackets, hats, scarves etc. We have no coat closet, which is something you definitely take for granted when you have one! The absence of a coat closet has been one that I have certainly felt in a big way since we moved in to this house.
My solution: A fun, funky DIY coat rack perfect for a small space! I used a piece of wood from one of the kids old broken toys that was headed to the garbage and a pile of knobs sitting in my craft drawer that I have been dying to use!
I started with this piece of scrap wood that had been broken off of an old art easel. It was super solid and the perfect size. I painted it a light blue (to match my entryway). I put a layer of finishing wax on it as well since it would be a high traffic piece.
Next, we measured for the holes we would drill for the knobs.
We managed to get nine holes so I could use all of my favorite knobs plus three more for mounting the wood to the wall.
Once the holes were drilled we were ready for the knobs.
Because the wood piece we used was pretty thin, we had to saw the ends of the screws off in order to mount the wood to the wall. I would recommend a 2×4, but because this was a free piece of wood that was bound for the garbage, I didn’t want to waste it.
I LOVE it! It is super fun and funky and totally functional!