Wall Mounted Coat Rack For Under $5!

We've been helping our daughter with budget-friendly ideas to organize her small townhouse entryway. One of the things she desperately needed was a coat rack with hooks and a shelf for things like sunglasses and keys.

You can imagine our surprise when we discovered buying one new would set her back between $60 - $150. Heck, no was that happening and we saved her hard-earned cash by heading to the thrift store where we found a wall-mounted coat rack for under $5. With just a little sweat equity, it looks brand new and is customized to match her adjacent living room colors.

Wall Mounted Coat Rack for under $5

Wall Mounted Coat Rack For Under $5

This is what the coat rack looked like before...

Wall Mounted Coat Rack BEFORE

Oops, I forgot to take the photo before I removed the coat hooks and repaired the dent in one corner.

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Wall Mounted Coat Rack Shelf for under $5

Not only did this thrift store version save our daughter a ton of money but it was so quick and easy to get it looking like brand new, in her favorite color.

Wall Mounted Coat Rack Painted Blue

The how to

After a good scrub with vinegar and water solution, the dent on one corner was repaired with filler and sanded smooth.

What a difference after just one coat of pretty Peacock blue chalk paint. The first coat was finished in less than five minutes, can't get any easier than that. It took two coats for complete coverage and I was finished in less than an hour.

Wall Mounted Coat Rack Painted Peacock Blue

Aged with glaze

Next, I applied Van Dyke Brown glaze with an inexpensive chip brush over the paint. I did this for two reasons; to add depth to the color and add an extra layer of protection over the paint.

Wall Mounted Coat Rack Glazed vs Unglazed

What I love about Dixie Belle mineral chalk paint is that it cures rock hard and doesn't require a top coat. Considering the shelf would probably receive a lot of wear and tear from keys being dropped on it, having that extra layer of protection couldn't hurt.

Helpful Tip

To get the dark glaze (or wax) into those tiny ridges for an aged appearance, cut the bristles of an inexpensive chip brush around 1-inches long. They nestle right into those hard to get spots.

Wall Mounted Coat Rack Dark Glazed

Here is a close up of the coat hooks that came with the coat rack all cleaned up and reattached.

Wall Mounted Coat Rack With Bronze Hooks

Materials List

Wall Mounted Coat Rack
Peacock Blue Dixie Belle Paint Company
Van Dyke Brown Glaze Dixie Belle Paint Company
Chip Brush
Bronze Coat Hooks

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The mantel ledge provides a handy shelf for things like keys, small change, and sunglasses in a small entry where a hall table isn't an option.

Wall Mounted Coat Rack With Handy Mantel Shelf

Keep it uncluttered with pops of color and a few pretty accessories and it can read like art if within the living room sight line.

Small Entryway Wall Mounted Coat Rack

Budget Friendly Wall Mounted Coat Rack

Here are some other budget-friendly wall-mounted organization ideas for small spaces that you might find helpful. Like this Rustic Coffee Mug Holder made to fit between my daughter's kitchen cabinets and counter. Or this Kitchen Command Center also made for my daughter's kitchen. How about turning artwork into a handy Dog Leash Holder for an entryway? Here's a Chalkboard Message Center made with salvaged cabinet doors.

The lesson from my Wall Mounted Coat Rack makeover? Think outside the box store when decorating and organizing a small entryway on a tight budget. With a little sweat equity and the price of a barista coffee, we were able to create a pretty and functional storage solution for our daughter's small townhouse.

Wall Mounted Coat Rack For Under $5!

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  1. Really cool project Marie. I love the colour. I have never used dixie bell i will have to give it a try.b

    1. Thanks Anita, it's the accent color in my daughter's home. This little wall hook has become very handy in her home.


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