How to Create an Aged Wood Coat Rack with Fun Drawer Knobs

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Our entry way has been in the same state for the amount of years we’ve lived in this house. It’s hilarious because for so long, I’ve allowed myself, our home, and basically everything to stay in the same ole rut. This year I’ve been determined, though, to make changes… To “do” all the things I’ve talked about doing but have procrastinated on doing. One of those things has been switching up some of our home decor to make it fit us as a family, our adventures together, our personalities… Well, you get the picture. We desperately needed somewhere to hang jackets, besides just the closet, especially for guests. So I created an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs.We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.

Wanna make your own? It’s so easy peasy. Keep reading for all the details.

Supplies You’ll Need for an Aged Wood Coat Rack

You’ll need a few supplies for this project, including the following:

  • 1 fence picket
  • Speed square
  • Tape measure
  • Carpenter’s pencil
  • 2 sponge paint brushes
  • 1 quart jar with lid
  • White vinegar
  • #0000 grade steel wool
  • Black tea
  • 400 grit sandpaper
  • 5 drawer knobs with nuts
  • Drill
  • Spade bit to match the nut size
  • Drill bit to match the knob bolt size
  • 4 screws for hanging

How to Prep the Wood for Your Coat Rack

Your first step is to cut the fence picket to the size you prefer.We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls. I used a cedar fence picket we bought at Lowe’s for just a couple bucks.

We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.Use a tape measure and speed square, along with a carpenter’s pencil, to measure out the holes for your drawer knobs. We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.Use your spade bit to drill a hole in the back side of your wood.  This will help to countersink the nut. Then you’ll use the drill bit to drill the hole for the knob bolt.

How to Age Your Wood Coat Rack

Once your board is cut to the preferred size, you can begin the aging process. This is where I’m going to point you to the instructions I used for aging my own coat rack. It was so simple and easy using Gadgets and Grain’s tutorial for Getting a Vintage Wood Look. We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.First I brushed on a good coat of black tea. We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.When I got to the part where I used my oxidation solution, I could NOT believe the transformation that took place in a matter of seconds right before my eyes. It was awesome. I had that same feeling you get when you’re vacuuming up a bunch of stuff, and it’s there one second and gone the next… So satisfying, you know? No? Just me? Well… It was awesome, that’s all I’m going to say.We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.Follow his tutorial for the entire process, and you’ll be all set.

Once you’ve completed the aging process, then you’re ready to add the drawer knobs as coat hangers. We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.I found my drawer knobs at Hobby Lobby. I’d picked these up over time and at one time, had found the Triceratops and T.rex. I wasn’t going to use them at first, but the more I thought about it, and with the encouragement of my hubby and kids, I decided what the heck. Why not? I LOVE the way it all turned out.

So, to Add Those Drawer Knobs to Your Aged Wood Coat Rack… 

Push the drawer knobs in, and add the nut on the back, making sure each knob is good and tight.We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls. You can also add a washer in between the knob and the front side of the board if you want the knob to stick out a bit more.We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.

Once all your knobs are in, you’ll use a grinder to shave off the excess bolt on the back of your board.We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.

Hang your aged wood coat rack using 4 screws.We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.

And that’s it! It’s an easy project but definitely one you can give a fun personality.We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls. With 3 boys, we definitely had to add in a Triceratops and T.rex with our birds and owls. Happy DIY’ing!

Can’t make it just yet but wanna save it? Pin it for later!We desperately needed somewhere, besides just the closet, to hang jackets and coats, especially for guests. So I came up with a solution that also added to our home decor. How to create an aged wood coat rack (with a personality) using fun drawer knobs. Because when you have 3 boys, your coat rack needs a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops, along with your chosen birds and owls.

Want another fun project to make with any leftover drawer knobs? Make Jewelry Hangers from Drawer Knobs!Use drawer knobs to organize and store necklaces, creating beautifully unique DIY jewelry hangers. How to make jewelry hangers from drawer knobs!

58 thoughts on “How to Create an Aged Wood Coat Rack with Fun Drawer Knobs”

  1. I really love the aged wood treatment – looks easy enough but is so effective! I have a load of vintage knobs that would make a lovely coat rack.

  2. Who would have thought something so simple could be so cute but I love how you aged it and the step by step instructions with the list is awesome but best of all was the door knobs they look so cool!

  3. Thanks for the step by step directions, I think I can do this! My hubby doesn’t like the coat rack we have and wants hooks on the wall. I like this a lot better!

  4. I absolutely love what you did here, I love those door knobs you chose for this project, so adorable.
    @tisonlyme143

  5. I appreciate the step-by-step instructions, but I’m afraid this is way above my skill level! My husband , on the other hand, would love to make this.

  6. Wow, so cute and I love the aged wood thing. I’ll add this to my list of things to try. I doubt it’ll come out as nice as yours but still. :)
    thanks!

  7. I love it! Would you believe I made something similar one time and my husband made great fun of it! He is such a poot sometimes. lol. Oh well, all I can say is he has no taste. haha. I love him anyways though.

  8. I am a huge fan of your use of dinosaur door knobs. :) They are very cool.

    I also love how everything is step by step. I’m not particularly good at being crafty, and I still feel like I could do this.

  9. My kids r grown now and we downsized drastically to a super small home. This would have been perfect for me years ago. I love it even now just for decoration but we literally have nowhere for it. This makes me miss my bigger and we’ll designed house

  10. I love it I love it I love it! I especially like what you did with the jewelry display. Gorgeous– what a great way to show off your pieces!
    Thanks for sharing this project idea. <3
    –Ann

  11. I think that the advice on making the Aged Wood Coat Rack with Fun Drawer Knobs is so great. Your review shows the great directions on making it a go.

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