Fence Picket Coat Rack

I’m back today to share another mudroom update. I figured it was time to make a new coat rack since I took the last one down. Besides, the whole point of this makeover was to better organize things, not have our coats and hats laying on the breakfast nook table. True story…

So today it’s all about our new fence picket coat rack… which was such an easy project!

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain CottageHere’s how I made it…

I wanted something that had numbers, so I started with modeling clay and made 1  square as my starter…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I just trimmed down the others to match…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

24 hours later, they were dry…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I sanded down all the edges…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

Next, I trimmed down a fence picket to 32″. Fence pickets happen to look great (I’ve used them here and here) and they’re cheap!

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used our electric sander to sand it smooth, then I stained it with Minwax Early American stain.

Once the stain was dry, I rubbed on a light coat of wax and set the hooks and clay squares in place…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out black vinyl numbers…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I measured and stuck them in place…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

I attached the metal hooks with screws, then used Gorilla Glue to attach the clay squares…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

I pressed each square in place and held them down firmly for a few minutes. After about 15 minutes, they were stuck…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used sawtooth hangers on the back…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

After that, I hung it up…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

I am so absolutely smitten with it…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

And those numbers and hooks… sigh…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

And I don’t think I even need to mention how much my heart loves the combination of white and wood…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

Our little mudroom has come such a long way in a short period of time…

Fence Picket Coat Rack by The Wood Grain Cottage

And pretty soon, it’s going to be organized and efficient and wonderful… And so totally useful!

I have another mudroom project that I’m going to share on Friday… let’s just say it could be one of my very favorite projects ever, and that’s saying something!

Here’s to almost being able to put everything together…

And just in case you want to read more about our mudroom makeover thus far, you can see each post here:

Mudroom Plank Walls

Built-in Mudroom Shelf

Black Mudroom Door

Main Signature*I received free product from Gorilla Glue, but all opinions and ideas are my own. For my complete disclosure policy, click here.

Lovely comments so far...

  1. Looks absolutely fabulous ! I also love wood and white together. Classic.

  2. Adorable!

  3. Love it! Gorgeous stain…my fave:) Such a talent, you are! It’s all coming together…Yay!!!
    Blessings & <3
    M

  4. So simple and classic. Love your style…all of it! I would probably put round wood colored rattan baskets on that gorgeous shelf. They would pop beautifully against the white backdrop.

  5. The coat rack looks great! I love the rustic charm and the numbers.

    Like you, I like white with wood!

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