Monday, April 4, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Coat...Plaque?

Coat Rack...Plaque?..

So, a while ago I was at Hobby Lobby and they had ALL of their hooks and knobs on sale for 50% off. 
I'd been wanting to do something like this for my daughter's room for a while, but since they were having the sale I decided to give a go. 
Rather, I decided my husband would give it a go. 

What you'll need:

-1 unfinished wood plaque
- 3 screw in knobs 
(more or less depending on the size of your plaque. be sure the cutter you use is the kind that allows you to screw in the knob before you cut it. If you just snap it, it will mess up the thread and you won't be able to get the knob into the wood without stripping the wood, thus rendering it useless)
-1 can of spray paint in the color of your choosing 
(I used brown)
- bag of mounting brackets. 
(We used the long skinny ones with teeth)
-1 drill with a "bit" that is just smaller than the screw on the knob 

-1 pair of electrical strippers with bolt cutters 
(or anything that will cut the bolt. Hubby said it was fairly easy)

To start: 
Paint your plaque. 

Once it is dry, screw the holes for the knobs where you want them. 
We centered one in the middle and then evenly spaced the other two on either side of it. 

Take one of the knobs and screw it into the wood all the way. 
Take a sharpie and mark the bolt where it needs to be cut so that it is flush with the wood. 
Unscrew and cut. 

Repeat for all other knobs. 

Screw knobs into place.

To place the brackets we came in an inch on each side, but the most important part is to be sure you come down from the top the same on both sides so that it will hang level.

All that is left is to hang it on the wall and make use of it. 

This can be done for boys or girl. It can be fancy or causal, and it only cost us about $10.

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  1. Broken down that way, it looked like a lot of work. But nice job!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Lexie Lane

    P.S. When you get a chance, please don't forget to join our community of moms on our site. Thanks again!

  2. Thank you. It really only took about 15 mins aside from letting the paint dry.

  3. I'm going to try this lol I've wanted to do this for awhile but was afraid lol thanks yet again for the inspiration :)