How to Create a Coat Rack From Reused Objects

Why not re-decorate your home and give un-used belongings a new lease of life at the same time? You’ll be surprised by how quickly you can make a stylish coat rack out of reused objects.
How to Create a Coat Rack From Reused Objects

Last update: 02 June, 2019

Coat racks are an essential item for any home, no matter whether you use your rack to hang jackets and coats in your hallway, to keep your clothes organized in your bedroom or to hang your dressing gown in your bathroom.

In this post, we’ll show you how you can make different types of coat racks yourself while giving an object that you no longer use a second lease of life. Read on to discover how to make a coat rack out of reused objects.

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The examples that we’ll show you can be adapted for any room. You can also develop your own ideas for creating a coat rack using these techniques. You’ll then have all you need to make your own stylish, affordable and easy-to-make racks.

Minimalist and natural-looking coat racks

Are you looking for a simple, spacious and natural-looking coat rack? You’re in luck, we know exactly how to make one. And, best of all, it won’t take more than half an hour or cost more than €5.00. Difficult to believe? Read on to find out just how we do it.

First, find a branch or s stick that is at least 4 centimeters thick in diameter. Try to find one that is quite straight and thick all the way around. Make sure that it isn’t damaged in any way, which will ensure that it’ll withstand the weight of clothes without splitting.

Cut two pieces of string and attach both to one end of the branch. Then, attach the other end to the ceiling. Bear in mind the height of the ceiling, the height of the rack and the length of the clothing that you would like to hang.

Just like that, you will have a minimalist and natural-looking coat rack for your home. All you need to do is to find a couple of hangers and hang them from the branch. This type of rack is ideal for hallways or bedrooms.

You could also place rings on your rack, through which you can thread scarves. You will then have not only a practical rack but also a stylish decorative piece.

Another option is to paint your branch or your hangers. If you go with this idea, we recommend that you use a spray. Lay a piece of cardboard underneath to avoid stains and, in just a few minutes, you’ll have beautifully painted rack.

Fun coat racks for children

The second type of coat rack you can make out of reused objects is intended for the youngest members of your family.

Having their own rack in their bedrooms will allow your children to learn the habit of keeping their clothes organized and crease-free from an early age. If you also give their coat racks a fun look, keeping their clothes tidy will become an enjoyable habit. Just don’t forget to adjust the racks to their height!

The first thing you need to do is find a board or plank that is the right length for the coat rack that you would like to create. You can find boards of different sizes, colors, and finishes in many DIY stores.

Then, find a couple of toys that your children don’t play with. Medium-sized dolls or stuffed animals that are made of durable material are ideal. Cut them in half and stick them onto the board with a durable glue. This is a very simple way to create a rack using toys such as Playmobil, dinosaurs or any other toy.

An “underground” coat rack

The last type of coat rack you can create with reused objects is an ideal option for homes with an “underground” or an industrial-style décor. These coat racks are robust and they can withstand any weight while being stylish and durable at the same time.

To create this type of coat rack, you will need tubes and elbow fittings. The structure of your rack depends entirely on your imagination, your taste and the size of your room. You can attach your rack to the ceiling, to the wall or to the floor. You could paint it using a spray to create a different look.

Another option is to use old pipes that have rusted and therefore have a much more industrial look. If you choose this option, we recommend that you varnish any parts of the pipes that touch your clothing as this is the only way to avoid them getting stained.

These three examples demonstrate that you can create unique, useful and highly original pieces of furniture by giving unused objects a second chance at life. Go ahead and get creating your own coat rack with reused objects.