Collapsable Coat Rack DIY

Now that we have a hat rack for the boys, we realized we didn’t have a great entry, mud room option for ourselves! We tend to walk in drop a pile of stuff we bring in from the car and it just sort of stays there. This DIY is super easy and incredibly transportable, not to mention folds completely flat when you want to tidy up.
NCC_9774Here is all you need:coat-hangerWooden Dowels. We chose 1″ thick dowels 4 ft long. They are just a couple of dollars at any lumber supply store.

A couple feet of white string.

Paint. We chose black and white cause we had it in the garage, and cause it always looks clean and chic.

Paint the dowels and let dry.

Lay them flat out on the floor and wrap the string around all three, about 3/4 of the way to the top. Tie the string as tight as you can in a secure knot. Then stand the dowels upright and spread the three out until it stands stable.NCC_9750Then fold it up and put it away until the next guests arrive. Or keep it out for daily use!NCC_9818Whats on our rack? Madewell Transport tote, the best Panama Hat, Hunters, and Sunny’s Cloud PJs that we just die over.Untitled-1


  • Sarah Tyau
    June 3, 2015 at 9:39 am

    What a cute idea! And I’ve been eyeing that Madewell bag for awhile. 🙂

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    June 2, 2018 at 2:14 pm

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