DIY Coat Rack

Here's a very quick and easy project that will leave you with a handsome coat rack small enough for your apartment's entranceway.

One old fencepost, preferably with an ornate top (or you can find a top and attach it)
Wood square for base
Wood glue

Sand down the fencepost, base, and top, then paint each piece the same color.

Use the wood glue and screws to attach the pieces.

Screw the hooks into the top of the post, and about a foot down from the top.

That's all there is to it! Now just sit back and bask in the no-more-unsightly-piles-of-coats glow.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.