Paint Can Coat Racks Are Brilliant!

cool DIY coat hangersThe entryway ... or is it entryways in your abode? Maybe you have two -- the front way, which always looks nice, all organized, tidy. And then the back entryway, the way, perhaps, through the garage or the back door where the boots, shoes, mittens, bags, and coats collect and would seem to procreate into mounds of clutter. You need hooks, you need storage, you need coat hanger-upper-doohickies.

Check out what this guy came up with over at Instructable. He used old paint cans as coat hooks. Not only can you hang your stuff on them, you can chuck the odds and ends, hats, sunglasses, gloves inside. Genius! Brilliant! I love it! And we found a few more cool DIY coat racks for you ... and some that look like you DIY.


Have a bunch of old standing coat racks? Grab a saw and go to town, then just hang 'em on the wall. We spied this cool idea over at Apartment Therapy. The mix and match vibe is cool, jazzy, quirky, and saves floor space for cubbies for shoes and benches for bags.


Have a lot of trees? Go into the yard, scoop up a long branch, and you have the main element for this cool coat hanger. I think you could even hang another branch a little lower so the kids can hang their coats too. Again, saves valuable floor and wall space. Just think, you can paint them any color. All of the how-tos are at House&Home.


Remember all of those old trophies from elementary school "Olympics Day"? Break them out of the box and put them to good use. Totally kitschy, totally unique, this coat rack makes a definite blue ribbon statement for your entryway. Yeah, you need a drill and stuff, but it doesn't look too hard; learn how to do it at Design Sponge.

Are you totally handy-challenged? Can't DIY to save yourself? No worries, there are some coat racks out there that look like you made a really cool creation to hold your coats. This long script, bent rack from Chiasso ($128) is about 3 feet long and made of heavy metal, which gives an industrial, DIY feel.


This totally looks like a DIY project, doesn't it? I am sure you could make it, somehow, but you can get this without having to lift a wrench. Just order it from Bouf -- $78 worth of a conversation starter.

Do you have a good coat rack?


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