DIY Coat Hanger

After getting fed up with coats hanging over my banister at the bottom of the stairs I decided I needed a coat hanger. I’ve seen loads in the shops for £20 plus and I thought to myself, that would be so easy and much cheaper to make with stuff I have around the house.

I had a rummage in our basement (the previous owners left loads of stuff so it’s a bit of a treasure trove downstairs) and I found some skirting boards. I asked my BF to saw round the edges and then I smoothed the edges down with my sander. I then wiped the wood with a damp cloth to remove the excess dust and left to dry for 5 minutes. I already had chalk paint in duck egg which I have used for previous up-cycling projects around the house (see here). I gave the wood a few coats of paint and left it to dry.

Once the paint was dry I used some sanding paper rounds the edges to give it that shabby chic effect. I then stuck on these cute little Sass and Bell hooks I picked up in a near by interiors shop ages ago. They were on sale for £1.25 each and I knew they would come in handy for something one day. I used a strong doubled sided tape to stick the hooks on to the wood and voila……. all done.


  1. Kate
    October 3, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    What a gorgeous coat hanger! I love the little birds.

  2. October 3, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Very cute and very easy. What tape did you use?

  3. chichi
    October 4, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    the birdies are so cute, diys are the best weekend plans!

  4. October 4, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Omg this looks so good! I don’t think I could ever create something this pretty! You’re so creative x

  5. October 5, 2017 / 9:12 am

    What a gorgeous hanger!
    I love a bit of Sass & Belle – those hooks are adorable!

  6. October 5, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    How cute is this! I love doing little DIY projects like this x

  7. October 6, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    This is a really clever and cute idea, not something I would have ever thought of doing!

  8. October 7, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    This is so cute and clever! Love DIY projects like this

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