DIY Entry Door Coat Hook Tutorial
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Transform any wall into a functional, purposeful area with this DIY Entry Door Coat Hook Tutorial!
Some of you may remember my kid’s bathroom DIY Hookshelf & Beadboard Wall Project I did recently:
Well, I mentioned in that post that I originally had started on working on the wall by my garage door, but had to stop because I had to order the rest of the hooks (since I had originally bought them for our old house in SC). Anywho, 9 zillion months later, I have finally finished installing the 2nd row!
So…this is what I started with:
This is seriously what this wall looked like (minus the wood pieces). From the previous owners there was:
1) a nice hole that had been “patched”
2) a crack in the drywall seem that ran the whole length of the wall (underneath that bottom board)
3) two different paint colors – their “hired painter” ran out of paint…???
4) paint all over the woodwork
(****seriously what in the heck was I thinking about this house?!?!?!)
Plus…this wonderful gapping wall tear-down. Now…I will claim all responsibility for this. We no longer have a living room here (again, what the heck were we thinking buying a house over 500 square feet smaller than the one we just sold???) – so our beautiful WHITE Ethan Allen sofa bed couch (with cover that cost as much as 1 year of College tuition) had to go up to the bonus room – aka kid’s playroom…super scary!! (thank God our kid’s are respectful). The couch would not fit through the normal doorway so this is exactly how much we had to tear down to get that darn thing upstairs. We’re still thinking about what will fill that gap. Possibly a transit window because if/when we sell this joint that couch is coming with us so we need a removable solution.
Pretty nasty. This little nook screamed for a makeover. So here’s what I did:
It is very similar to the bathroom project minus the beadboard. I didn’t want to “country” up this hallway since on the other side of that really nasty yellow colored wall are judges panels.
(please ignore the really crummy cell phone picture) (p.s. I’ll show you how I made my first Deco Mesh wreath too in a few days!!)
To us, beadboard and judges panels don’t mix that well together. So I kept this hallway project simple with a bit of fancy.
The top row is identical to the bathroom. Routered board with shelf piece on top. The bottom row just the routered board.
Let me show you how I made it!
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List Of Materials:
*1-1x4x12 pre primed wood (I use pine)
*1-1×2 white wood (aka pine wood)
*air nail gun & compressor ( if you do not have these you can use a hammer instead)
*2″ brad nails (18 gauge to fit our nail gun) (or 2″ finishing nails if you are using a hammer)
*Paint – durable, water resistant (preferably satin or gloss)
*(primer if necessary)
*Hooks (double hooks) from Hobby Lobby
*Black screws to install hooks from Lowes
*Power drill (I swear by this drill! We’ve had ours for 11 years and done countless amounts of projects and still use the original battery)
*Drill bits (whatever shape your screw is: most likely Phillips head)
The paint color is Benjamin Moore Silver Marlin
We also used this color in our master bathroom (one day I’ll be back to share THAT project that started way before this one and the kid’s bathroom! haha)
Doesn’t it look a million times better?!?! I love the way this project turned out! It was SUPER easy, had everything except 5 of the double hooks on hand (which were from Hobby Lobby). Now I just need to fill the frame (from Hobby Lobby) with pictures of my babes and we’re good to go!…oh and change out that hideous gold door knob with the oil rubbed bronze ones I bought right after we closed…5 months ago! (ahhhh, completing projects is such a task!) 😉
Everyone now has room for their stuff. The 2nd row is perfect height for our 2 & 4 year old.
Is there a spot in your house that could use a transformation like this one? If you recreate this project in any way, I’d love for you to email me your picture and I will feature it!!
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Hey! This is exactly like a project I am getting ready to do this weekend. Though your process looks simpler. I may give it a go. Thanks for sharing. BTW I think I am in your general area and I heard about you from a couple of your neighbors! Welcome to the area!
Hi! I’m getting ready to add a coat hook to my foyer and found your tutorial. I am wondering if you made sure your nails went through to the stud??
It would definitely be a good idea to make sure that they do. However, to be honest, I know that not all of mine actually went into a stud. But the wood glue helps take care of the fact that not all of them went exactly into the studs 🙂 Good luck!! I’d love to see a picture of the completed project!! 🙂
Does the door open all the way with winter coats on them?
If the hooks are loaded up with coats, the door cannot open all of the way – but the hooks I had installed, did not stick out past the woodwork that you can see in the finished photo to left.