Friday, October 3, 2014

DIY Wood Pallet Coat Rack

My very first DIY wood pallet project and it couldn't have been easier.  We needed some kind of a coat rack in the foyer especially now that winter is around the corner and there will be lots of coats, gloves, caps and scarves to keep track of. 

This is the pallet I used to construct my coat rack.  All I had to do was saw the top off the pallet as shown in the image above.  I could make a second coat rack with the same pallet, just turn it upside down and cut it off the same way.

I needed three more planks that were the same exact width in order to complete the coat rack.  I had extra planks in reserve from some other pallets I had taken apart.  I then made sure I sanded everything down just before I put it together with some wood screws.

Here is how it looked once I put it together and then stained it.  Once stain dried, I white washed it.

Whitewashing it gave it a more rustic look which is what I was looking for.

While the whitewash dried, I painted the hardware that I had found on an old used coat rack we had.

A WELCOME was just the right word to paint on and the first thing visitors will see when walking through the front door.  Once I transferred the word, I painted it in with white acrylic paint.

Voila!  Hubby was so kind to hang it up for me.

I wanted a "pocket" to hold gloves and the like. 

I love that I was able to add a plank at the very top to serve as a shelf for my knick-knacks and what-nots.

Not bad for a free wood pallet, eh??  All in all, this project probably cost me less that $5, I'll even go as far as to say $3 but that's not factoring in the labor.....

FAST FORWARD, the following pictures were taken two days later, when the sun was actually out from behind the clouds...

 I made a few minute changes and decorations

 Hubby also added the mirror in the foyer and it's right across from the coat rack.

 A very sweet friend named Mary Ann brought these dried Hydrangeas by from her garden.  She knows how much I love them and they came just in time, just before I planned to march over to my neighbors house and ask him if I could chop some off of his humungous Hydrangea bush.

 Here's the view of the foyer from the outside.

View of the some of the living room on the left and view of the foyer on the right.

Until next time,


  1. Do you hear me clapping?
    How cute! I like that whitewash effect..and the pocket and the shelf..
    You're adding so much of your in your nest:)

    1. Awww you're my biggest blogosphere cheerleader!! I'm amazed how the whitewash made it look so aged and rustic. Thank you again for your kind words and encouragement :)

    2. I truly mean the words!

      Your family is so cute too..just looked again:)

  2. That is the neatest thing. What a great idea. I love it. You are so creative.

    1. Thank you! I've already put it to use and it works perfectly :)

  3. Cute, cute!
    Love your foyer, and the coatrack is perfect for the space.
    Neat idea to make a built in box for hats and mittens.

    Smiles :)

    1. Thank you Kerin! It's a small foyer but I love the high ceilings, at least they're high for me ;) You're so sweet as always :) Have a blessed week!

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