Tired of the clutter at the coat rack? It starts out with the ability to hold a coat for each member of the family but it ends up swamped with coats, sweaters, book bags and more. It’s surely not the look you want for your entryway or hallway. Change all that by making each person a coat rack that hangs in the bedroom.
Normally, when you think of building something new, you think of measuring, calculating, breaking out power tools and other hassles. Not so when you create any number of unique coat racks, jewelry holders and other organizers yourself! If you can use hot glue or a screwdriver you can easily create an assortment of drawer knob organizers.
Browse around at a home improvement store and you’ll find a huge assortment of small, round or square drawer knobs. You don’t need anything fancy, but if you want something elegant, you’ll find brass ones, ceramic knobs and even glass ones. For the common folk you’ll see wooden ones, wrought iron ones – there are many different choices.
At the same store – or a craft store – purchase a piece of wood. You’ll find they come in various sizes and you can choose one to be as long or short, wide or narrow as you want. The wood can be thick or somewhat thin – not too thin. You choose the style and type you want for your particular organizer. In fact, if you don’t want to buy a piece of wood, use an old yardstick. Whatever piece of wood you’re using paint it – or even use it as-is.
Nail the wood to the wall where you want the coat rack. You can hang it vertically or horizontally. If you’ll be hanging lightweight objects, like jewelry, scarves and hair accessories, just use hot glue to attach the drawer knobs to the wood. Space them evenly apart and place several in a straight row.
If you’re hanging heavier things, like coats and book bags, use the screw-on type of knobs. Attach them in the arrangement you want. It’s easy to screw the knobs into the wood and create the organizer. When it’s finished it can hang in the laundry room, a child’s bedroom or even inside a closet. It can hold clothing, purses, belts and much more!