Hang ‘Em on a Headboard
If all things vintage make you swoon, take a look at this unusual upcycled headboard. Covered in striped fabric, screwed to the wall, and adorned with delightful old-fashioned knobs as hooks, this coat rack adds visual interest as well as functionality to a long, narrow front hall.
Hit the Slopes With Your Coats
Not into complicated decor? This bare-bones coat rack gives new meaning to the words “knife block.” Start with a long block of wood fixed to a cross-shaped base. Then slide knives into slots and use the protruding knife handles as pegs for coats.
Fun, Fancy Faucets
What do you get when you add four mismatched water shutoff faucet handles to a block of wood? You guessed it—another easy-to-make coat rack that uses everyday items. Incorporate various sizes and colors to liven up a kids’ room, and remember to space the handles far enough apart so there is room for each coat.
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Spare the Rod
Up the Creek Without a Paddle?
Old paddles may no longer get you upriver, but they can still be used to create unusual racks for jackets and coats. These would be particularly engaging in a cottage or country home. Simply sand and varnish the paddle or oar, add a few hooks, and attach it to your wall. Choose white, blue, or red stripes for a nautical theme.
Recycled Rebar Coat Tree
A Real Coat Tree
The next time you’re out for a hike, keep your eyes peeled for a suitable piece of salvaged wood that can be molded into a veritable coat tree. This one uses a central piece of wood supported by four smaller pieces for a base. Outfitted with several little branches to serve as coat hooks, this "tree" even has a spot for hats.
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