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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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Like many of you, I was totally inspired by Monica’s surprise garage mudroom makeover and decided to organize our out-of-control garage. By out of control, I mean can’t-walk-through-without-tripping-on-wood scraps/kayaks/bikes/kids toys/trash/old furniture/tools etc. It was bad. Very bad. And while our garage is clearly not as cool as Mo’s, it is at least more functional.  So, with the helps of my hubs, I got my rear-end in gear and cleaned out the entire space, painted a few walls and built a super simple coat rack using materials I pretty much had on hand. I’m not showing you the whole space yet….you’ll have to check out Infarrantly Creative this week to see that!

How to build the EASIEST coat rack known to man:
1. Have a handsome man cut a 1×3 to the size you want.


2. Spraypaint it white (or the color of your choice)


3. Spraypaint cheap hooks. I bought mine at my local hardware store for around $1 a piece and sprayed them with a variety of spraypaints I had on hand.

Tip:  Put the screws in a piece of floral foam to easily spray the tops, since they will be visible.

After I spraypainted my hooks, it started to rain a bit. I set up a makeshift shelter, and yes, before you even say it, I’m crazy. Thank you for saving my project, Elmo!
4. Mark where you want your hooks to go on the board and drill pilot holes.
5. Find your studs and drill the board into the wall.
We spackled over the screws, sanded and then touched over the paint for a seamless look.
Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done and the colors make it fun! The total cost for this coat rack was somewhere around $5, because I only had to purchase the hooks.
That’s it! Make sure you stop over to Infarrantly Creative later int he week to see what I did to the rest of the space!

 What do you do to corral all your bags, coats and other necessary everyday items?

 A hall closet? A set of hooks? Do tell!


The comments +

  1. Jennifer says:

    so funny about the shelter with umbrellas…but smart!

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