DIY Coat Rack for Mudroom

Tips & Tricks, Tips & Tricks…

Do you ever have those days when your mind is fuzzy and you lack inspiration?  Well, for me that day was today.

Exhibit A

**Note the blank stare and glazed over eyes.

Exhibit B

** Note the abyss of keys that have not been touched…

I had planned a tip & trick to show that required some hands on participation on my part but,  due to feeling under the weather, I did not have the oomph today. So, instead I reached into my bag of tricks to show you a project we did this last winter. I promise you it is still great!

So here is your Tips & Tricks Friday edition! If you don’t have a mudroom or storage off your garage door, make your own!

With kids going back to school in a few weeks for most of us, I wanted to share with you an easy DIY that we did for more storage.

Our garage door is the most used entry in our house, especially during school days. We needed a place to store all those back packs, coats, and shoes. We don’t have a mud room so we decided to fashion our own. What I love most about this project is that it only cost us  $25!

For complete instructions on this project click  HERE.


4×8 primed bead board (we got ours from Lowe’s for $19)

wall hooks (we got ours at Target for $5.99)

**These were the only items we purchased for this project,

everything else we had on hand.


3- 2×4’s 8 feet long

tape measure

12- 4inch toggle bolts (preferably 3/8’s diameter)

table saw or circular saw

24- 1 inch diameter fender washers (2 per toggle bolt)

2 tubes of Liquid Nail & caulk gun

power drill & 2 paddle wheel bits sizes 1- 1/8 & 7/8

wood fill (make sure you buy the kind that you can sand & paint)

sand paper

paint & protective top coat

4 picture frames

… & a wonderful husband to help you with the project! (Not necessary but helpful none the less)

In the winter we add a bench, basket, and boot tray for all those extra things you need to brave a Mid-western winter.

I like to make things as user-friendly as possible. I added the frames at top so each family member knows where to hang  their belongings. It’s a cute, personal touch and I love to change the photos out with the season.

Enjoy your weekend!

xxx Kristin


    • says

      Thanks, Wendy! I think it would also be cute to do that in the bathroom for a towel rack. Personal photos are one of my favorite ways to decorate 🙂 Happy Friday! xxx Kristin

    • says

      Thanks, and funny! What business do I have getting sick in July, anyways!? Hopefully, won’t last the entire weekend. Can’t wait to see what you post next, Jeni 🙂


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