Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Make your own coat hook rack

How to make your own coat hook rack by Lilyfield Life

I am always ALWAYS always on the look out for interestingly carved timber. Whether that's carvings on furniture or scraps of timber. I just love the detail.  I scour old wood yards for carved pieces and anything I see at auction or second hand places that has ornate detail sparks my interest. You know my love for a bit of ornate flourish


How to make your own coat hook rack

When I find interesting bits of carved timber that I'm not sure what else to do with I like turning them into coat hook racks.

Painted white carved cabinet by Lilyfield Life

Recently I found an amazing cabinet that I'm still painting, and it's turning out beautifully but has been slow going as I've been busy with other things.  The cabinet had a hutch on the top that looked out of place and detracted from the beauty of the cabinet so I decided to separate it all. The cabinet will be for sale soon but the hutch has become a series of hook racks.


French style hook rack by Lilyfield Life

French style hook rack by Lilyfield Life

The sides of the hutch I painted ASCP Duck Egg Blue with White Trim and screwed on big double metal hooks. They look fantastic and offer great hanging.



The ornate timer around the top of the hutch just had to be used as something special and I thought another set of coat racks would be perfect. I sawed off the sides of the carving as I wanted it to lie flat. To cut this I used my electric hand saw. I then painted the whole thing white, not worrying too much about being perfect although I made sure there were no drips. On something this ornate it's good to not overload you paint brush as drips can easily happen.


white carved hook rack by Lilyfield Life

ornate carved timber


Once it was all painted I carefully measured and decided where the hooks should go. I didn't want a hook hanging in the centre so I put them 10cm each side of the centre and 10 cm from the edge. As this timber was 110cm wide it all worked out evenly with 20 cm between each hook. This means you can hang bulky items without it all bunching up.

how to make your own coat hook rack by Lilyfield Life

Using my power drill I drilled holes through the timber and then screwed in some pine timber knobs. I then painted these white also.  Love it. To hang this on the wall I have added metal brackets to the back.


how to make your own coat hook rack by Lilyfield Life

You can never have too many hooks around the house.  Next time you find some interesting timber why not turn it into something functional. You can either you use bought hooks, knobs, old door handles, bent spoons or even rolling pins. 

Here are some more ideas below for making your own coat rack, wall hooks.

Coat rack made from a carved timber piece and cabinet handles (Lilyfield Life)


how to make your own coat hook rack by Lilyfield Life

Old timber and flattened vintage spoons (spoons can be stamped with names)


Timber and vintage spoons hook rack
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Rustic pulleys and industrial timber
nautical beach themed coat rack
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Vintage Rolling Pins turned coat rack
Vintage rolling pins hook rack ideas
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An old boat oat turned coat rack
Vintage oar coat rack, beach theme a beach cottage
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Salvaged tin tiles turned into coat racks
Salvage tin vintage coat rack
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Timber twigs and branches
make your own timber twigs coat rack
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Which are you favourite?
Fiona xx




10 comments:

  1. Well I'm loving the rolling pins and your duck-egg blue piece. How's the smoke down your way?

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    1. hi Petra, the smoke is okay - I think a good reminder of what the blue mountains is facing so we can't complain. all sport is cancelled though.

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  2. Wow, love them all really! I love your blue ones, and the vintage spoons! Do you know how to stamp the spoons? Or do I have to have someone else do that part? Great post Fiona! -Jen

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    1. Hi Jennifer, you get metal stamps and punch them in. I've seen it done before but never done it myself. The metal stamps are about $30 a set. I'm very tempted!

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  3. love all of these ideas! i think the spoons are my favorite!

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    1. Aren’t they great! Makes me want to buy some metal stamps

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  4. Waiting patiently to see how the ornate cabinet is turning out now that you have started with the dark wax (saw a peak on facebook) and wondering if you painted inside a different colour - you seem to have a few pieces lately with a surprise inside !!!
    K

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    1. hi Karen, inside is duck eggblue - still working on it!

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