Last week I blogged about the death of my coat rack and how it was time for a new coat solution for our front entryway. Really a new front entryway.
A vast improvement! Building this shelf was so easy, so I thought I could do a quick DIY on the subject.
Qty 1 1″x12″x8″ pine board = Home Depot $14.98
Once you mark your studs, determine from there how long to make your shelf. I decided to make my shelf 68 inches long and the coat rack 66 inches.
But you will still have an ugly light fixture 🙁
1:00pm- Time goes so slowly waiting for things to dry! The poly coat is finally dry and time to make sure my shelf is level. Place your board on the L-brackets and….
see how good you are at measuring. Luckily, I measured about 5 times so mine came out level. Now using your 1/2″ screws, attach the board to the L-brackets from the bottom.
1:30pm- Attach the hooks to the main coat rack board. The spacing of the hooks are up to you, but I decided (and have found it easiest) to start on the outsides and work my way in. I made each outside hook 3 inches from the edge of the rack and then spaced them evenly on the inside. Using the rest of your 1/2″ screws, attach the hooks to the board.
2:00pm- Hang the coat rack on the wall. To do this, mark where the studs are under the shelf. This will be where you want to drill screws through your coat rack into the wall. I marked them with a line just above where I want to hang my coat rack. With some help, someone can hold up the shelf while you screw it in. I attached two screws, one on top and bottom, on two studs under the shelf. If you notice from the picture there is no hook. I removed the hook so I could drill the hole easier.
Reattach your hook if needed, and enjoy your new shelf and coat rack!
However, my job was not finished there. I had an ugly light fixture to still replace. Luckily, I found a new one for $8 on clearance at Menards and using my guide to hanging a light fixture, I installed a new one.
Also, I found some baskets around the house, a few pictures, and one of my metal scupture to complete the decorating part. One basket holds hats and the other gloves. Though I can’t lie, I haven’t exactly filled the back frame yet. Those are the pics that came with the frame 🙂
I love the way the entry way looks and it works for our coats.
And we have completely filled it up already!
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