Rustic Branch Coat Rack

After a few weeks of working my butt off at my job, I finally had the time to finish a project I had been working on for weeks and I’m very excited to share it with you all!

I found the idea on a Pinterest pin and thought it would be the perfect fit for my white walls in the flat. It was quite simple to make – I just roughly sanded the branch after Fran cut the ends off to make it the right size (now it fits perfectly behind our front door). Fran helped with the sanding, as we found a tiny electric sander in his house and he just loves power tools.

Next I found hooks at a nearby ferretería, or hardware store, and Fran drilled small holes and screwed the hooks in, using the little plastic nail inserts. I would prefer not to do this step, but supposedly it prevents the wood from splitting.

Finally, I painted the hooks black with regular acrylic paint. It would be better to spray paint the hooks so the paint doesn’t peel off the metal hooks in the future, but seeing as how I don’t have a front lawn to paint, I went the acrylic route.

You can also paint the branch a different color, but I liked how the texture of the wood turned out after sanding. It’s definitely a project to get creative and add your own flare to!

Any questions, feel free to leave a comment below!



8 thoughts on “Rustic Branch Coat Rack

  1. Melissa says:

    take a pic with coats on it! Haha I was against using those nail inserts too on hanging projects but Kyle said you need them


    • Sarah Wetzel says:

      Sorry for the delay 🙂 we drilled three holes for the nails in the branch, and used nails long enough to drill into the wall an inch or two (we use the plastic fillers in the wall so as not to destroy the wall).


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