I am excited to share with you an industrial coat rack I made!
As part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Blogger, I was asked to write a post this month about preparing for the holidays. I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this post! :)
I have always wanted to create a coat rack for our front door, so when guests come over, they have a place to hang their belongings.
So, I decided to make an industrial coat rack using some supplies I had left over from the industrial shelves in my boys’ room, and a few new supplies from Lowe’s.
First of all, I attached together the pipes I wanted to use to create my shelf. I used the 3/4 inch black pipes from Lowe’s. They also come in 1/2 inch and 1 inch sizes as well.
I used Rustoleum spray paint in a flat black.
For the hooks, I bought some plant “s” hooks in the plant section at Lowe’s.
The hooks in the hardware section were not big enough to fit around my 3/4 inch pipes, so I had to get creative and find these in the plant section! :)
I spray painted the hooks as well.
Now, this next picture explains how I decided to put my pipes together. Since studs are 16 inches apart, I decided to make my shelf 32 inches long so I could attach the flanges to the studs in the wall.
You can see that to create a horizontal pipe that was 32 inches long, I used these pieces in this order:
elbow, 4 inch pipe, T fitting, 18 inch pipe, T fitting, 4 inch pipe, elbow
Then I used a 4 inch pipe to attach the elbow fitting to the flange.
You want to be using a level during this whole process to make sure your shelf will be level when you attach it.
I used 2 1/2 inch pipes going vertically from the T fitting to the flange that would attach to the shelf.
Attach the flange to the wood with wood screws (or we used drywall screws.)
Next, I tape off the wood and stained it with a MinWax stain in Dark Walnut.
Then I used a wipe on poly in Satin and let it dry.
I love how my shelf turned out!
It is perfect for hanging our coats and purses, and of course, the shelf will be fun to decorate for each holiday!
For the winter months, I am going to enjoy storing extra throws and pillows on my shelf.
I have a feeling I will be using this a LOT in the future!
I added a basket underneath my shelf. I will be great for shoe storage or maybe some more blankets!
It might be fun to find a small bench for that space too.
Now I am ready for my guests to arrive! Come on over, y’all!
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Disclosure: I am a Lowes Creative Ideas blogger and participate in monthly sponsored challenges by Lowe’s. All opinions and ideas are my own.