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Making coat racks is an easy project that I did in a weekend and let me tell you…now that each kid has their own place to hang stuff, it is so much easier to find everything. No more bag piles on the floor and our entryway looks so much better!
Ready to make your own? Here’s what I used:
3 unfinished wood plaques (6″ x 13 1/2″)
3 sets of double clothes hooks
6″ unfinished wood letters
Valspar Premium Finish spray paint in Satin White
1 1/4″ screws, 1″ anchors
Drill and 3/16″ drill bit
Command picture hanging adhesive strips
Drill holes into the wooden plaques. Using the 3/16″ drill bit, drill one hole on each side of the plaque that will secure into the wall (mine were about 1/2″ from each edge). Then position the hooks where you want them and drill those holes.
Spray paint the wooden plaques and wooden letters. Let it dry overnight before adding the second coat.
When the paint has dried completely, screw the hooks into the plaques.
Measure and drill holes into the wall where you want your coat racks to go. (If you are drilling into drywall, use plastic anchors.) Screw coat racks into wall. Using the Command picture hanging adhesive strips, secure letter to the wall.
That’s it! What do you think? For more great project ideas, check out the DIY page!
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The entryway from our garage to our kitchen was a stark dump site for shoes, backpacks, diaper bags and everything else.
All of that clutter and unutilized space was starting to wear on me. So over the weekend, I made some changes! Check it out:
To the right is a new, bigger bulletin board, our family calendar and my handy grocery list that I can tear off on my way out the door.
To the left is a little DIY project that I’ll be sharing tomorrow–coat racks for each of my kids. (even little baby Jack who won’t arrive until November got one.) No more bag pile-ups on the floor!
Sophie loves having her own place to hang her things and I love not tripping over all of our stuff when I walk in the door. Isn’t it funny how just a few simple changes can make such a big difference? For more organizing ideas, check out the Organization page!
I can’t wait to show you what it looks like next week! I’m also going to be tackling those fantastic yard sale rocking chairs I found. It’s going to be looking a lot different around here in a few days.
I hope you have a great weekend!
Everyone I talk to seems to be doing the same thing I am–trying to get organized before fall and before the kids go back to school.
And since the kitchen is the heart of our home, I am starting here. EVERYTHING seems to make its home in the kitchen. My first project–the drawers.
We have 4 drawers that had pretty much turned into a junk graveyard. See…
They all looked like that. We kept buying supplies we already had because we couldn’t find anything. The drawers would barely close. Enough was enough.
I took everything out of the drawers to see what we had. Then I pitched stuff we hadn’t used in over a year, gave away duplicates, and separated the rest into 4 main groups:
Tools we use a lot
Batteries, light bulbs (and a random spare weather radio)
Owners manuals and directories
I love being able to find everything now!
Next up…creating a mission control center out of the family dumping ground–the kitchen hall to the garage.
I’ll keep you posted!
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