These three DIYs are ones I have been wanting to do since before I had a home. I loved the simple look of a shaker coat hanger, but couldn’t find the one I dreamt of. So with a Google search and a Anthropology “W” hanger I have been treasuring since our engagement, I finally got to work and made our own. DIYs don’t always save money, but the time spent crafting something that was a design in your mind is pretty rewarding. Here are a few of our projects from the last six months.
Shaker Style Coat Hanger
Difficulty: Easy (the measuring was the most tedious)
Materials: Paint (from living room), Hangers (Home Depot, Anthro), Pine board (Home Depot), Screws
Lesson Learned: measure
twice ten times…hang once.
Copper Wall Pot Rack
Materials: See tutorial
Lesson Learned: Copper is a softer metal which cause it to bend if weighed down too much. I don’t want to test its true strength and opted out of hanging a cast iron pan.
Materials: Hand sander, Sand Paper, Stain Primer, Gel Stain, Wax Finish
Cost: About $40
Lesson Learned: Save your arms and strip the stain FIRST! Sand ALL THE WAY DOWN to the original wood! Don’t do this again…ever. 🙂