I’ve mentioned before that we have little space in our apartment. And storage space is almost zilch. So, back when it was still jacket weather (and that time is coming up again soon…), I had to come up with a solution to the coats and jackets that were haphazardly
placed dropped around our home. It was fairly simple and it has worked wonders. It’s amazing.
Here’s the How:
A 1×6 Board, cut to your desired length.
Hooks and Hardware to hang, your choice of style and how many.
Paint, if desired.
1) You will need a board on which to attach your hooks. You could attach them directly to the wall. If you do this, you will need to locate the studs and hang them from those for stability. My board is 23 inches long, which fits perfectly behind our front door. Decide how long works for you. Most home improvement stores will cut the board for you, for a small fee (sometimes, for free).
2) Take your board and paint or stain it however you would like. I started out with some green paint. I ended up putting the whole thing together and decided I didn’t like the green. It’s now brown instead and fits our decor better. Let it dry completely.
3) Lay your hardware out on your board and mark the holes to drill for your hooks. Start with a small drill bit and drill through your board. You don’t want to make the holes too big or the screws won’t fit tightly. Screw the hooks down to the board. My screws stuck out the back a bit, so I asked My Mr.. Right if he would grind them down. I got me a keeper, ‘cause he did just that. I also attached a door stop to the top left corner of the board to help prevent our door from hitting the wall behind it.
4) I then had My Mr. Right attach the board to the wall. He drilled holes through the board and into the studs we were hanging our coat hooks from. If you tighten your screws in past the surface of the board, you can fill the holes and you won’t even be able to see the screws holding your hooks to the wall. We didn’t fill the holes because we’ll have to remove the hooks when we move in April.
Step back and admire your new storage solution… and stop tripping over coats and jackets on the floor. The best part of this whole project.