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back entry + DIY key/coat rack

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DIY key rack

DIY key rack

Hello friends! Today I thought I’d show an update of the back entry (really the eat-in kitchen) of our house as well as a new piece I made — a wooden key/coat rack inspired by 7th House on the Left and my DIY towel holder.

To make the rack, I simply cut a piece of scrap wood I had to the same size as the chalkboard window above it, gave it a coat of walnut stain leftover from this project, stenciled on some numbers, and lastly added four hooks I had picked up on sale at the craft store for $1.49/ea. a while back.

More projects to report on soon!

jeanette

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DIY distressed towel (or coat) rack.

DIY distressed towel rack

I intended to show you the guest bathroom makeover reveal earlier this week, however, it’s been put on hold until the hardware for the vanity (currently on backorder) comes in. In the meantime, I decided I’d show you this DIY distressed towel rack I made for the space. Check out the simple step-by-step:

step 1Start with piece of wood cut to desired size.

step 2Paint wood with first layering color of choice.

step 3Paint wood with second layering color of choice.

step 4Paint wood with top coat color of choice.

step 5Distress wood using hammer, chain, etc. followed by sanding to expose layers of paint.

step 6Add hooks.

Screw it to the wall (using a level for accuracy) and admire your handy work!

DIY distressed towel rack

DIY rustic towel rack

You can add as many layers of paint as you want, however, I personally prefer to stick to no more than three. I used a glossy paint as my final coat but I would recommend a matte or eggshell finish to make the distressed look appear more authentic. The hooks I used were from Hobby Lobby (50% off at the time) so the whole project only cost me $6 since I already had the wood and paint. I think this guy would also be a fun hook option.

Have you distressed anything lately or come across a cool DIY worth trying out?

jeanette

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