DIY wooden dowel Coatrack in Redbook
It’s another Redbook DIY today where we made a pretty adorable coatrack with some wooden dowels, paint and rope. We saw this DIY and loved its simplicity and how sculptural it is. So we did our take on it and whipped this bad boy right up.
Wood Poles: We purchased ours from Home Depot. They can be sourced for around 1.50 per foot and then you cut them down to the size you want. Each of our poles was 6ft in length.
Rope: You will use this to tie the legs together (you could also use, leather, wire, or some sort of decorative trim; whatever you like to hold it all together)
Spray Paint: We used metallic gold spray paint to paint the bottom foot of our poles to give it a fun look (you could also use a different shade of the color you paint the pole or even a different color metallic).
Paint: We used four different paint colors, one for each leg of the coatrack, but obviously it could all be the same color. We liked the idea of just white and gold, but it wasn’t going to pop off the page so we decided to paint it a color.
Painters Tape: You will use this to tape of the bottom of your legs when you spray paint them.
Paint each pole using the colors you have picked out for them. Once each of the poles dry then you can tape off the bottom foot of each pole and spray paint it with the gold.
Wrap the poles together using the rope and then prop it up, spread the legs apart and you are good to go.
The one warning I will give is that this coatrack has a pretty big foot print, meaning that it’s not this vertical little thing you can shove in the corner. In order for it to function it has to be splayed out pretty wide, so just make sure you have the space for it.
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