Since it’s unlikely that the mudroom portion of the laundry room will be completed by this winter, we’ve been brainstorming on a quick fix for the collection of jackets and coats forming by the front door. We have a wooden coat tree from our last home, but the entryway is already so tight with the office crammed in, that we wanted something smaller. I’d come across this brilliant little key/ coat hook combo a few months ago and planned to buy one eventually. Well, ever since we started building nearly every piece we can for our home, I decided it would definitely be something I’d rather DIY. Just for the sake of it being built by us. Ricky is loving this new approach to things, ha. Thankfully, this was an easy project, taking us maybe 20 minutes tops.
We started with some basic supplies.
- 21″W x 5″L piece of pallet wood, leftover from our pallet wall – Free
- (3) oil rubbed bronze hooks picked up from Home Depot – Under $10 for all three
- Large Mason Jar – Just over $1 with coupon from Michaels
- 4″ Pipe Clamp – From the plumbing section at Home Depot for about $3
Total Spent – $14
After cutting down a piece of pallet wood to the size we preferred, it was mostly using screws to attach the pipe clamp and hooks to the wood from there. We slipped the mason jar into the pipe clamp, tightened it up, popped in some flowers, and called it a day. Well, with this project at least.
She sits just to the left of the front door (looking from the inside of the house), and is the perfect drop spot for our keys and jackets. It’s definitely not enough room for several guests, but we have bigger plans down the road for that. Possibly once the addition is complete and my desk/ office area are out of the way! For now, we’re enjoying having things off the floor