Sometimes getting organized isn't about getting rid of your stuff, but rather about how you display and store what you have. This DIY coat rack cuts clutter in the foyer while looking good. Make your own with these easy steps.
- Four 5-foot rectangular dowels
- Painter's tape
- Spray paint
- Colored twine
1. We bought 5-foot dowels, but you can customize this project and choose the length that is most fitting for what you want to hang. Wrap painter's tape at some distance from the base of the dowel, leaving as much room for paint as you like. (We used one foot from the base.)
2. Spray-paint the base of each dowel. We selected a bright lilac to pop against our bright blue wall. Spray-paint the front and sides of the base of the four dowels and let them dry for 20 minutes. Once they are completely dry, flip them over and paint the back side of the bases; let them dry for 20 minutes.
3. Assemble the dowels so that the bottom of each dowel rests on the floor. Once you find the right arrangement and placement—which should resemble a teepee without the cover—begin wrapping twine where the dowels meet, about 1 foot from the top of your coat rack. You can run the twine between each dowel and wrap it to further secure it and make sure that the dowels stay in place. Once you have wrapped the dowels and it is sturdy enough to stand on its own, tie a final knot to keep it in place.
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