I’m working on my mud room this month and needed wall hooks. I wanted something clever and cool, fun and quirky, and cheap. Not easy to find. So, I DIY’ed my own. These wooden paint-dipped hooks fit that bill quite nicely. and cost me next to nothing. Score!
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- Wooden dowel
- Paper towel
- Screws without heads
- Cut the dowel to the height you’d like the hooks.
- Dip in various paint colors. Let drip briefly, then gently roll on a towel.
- Dip again if necessary for thorough coating.
- Screw screws into bottom of wooden dowels, using a pliers for ease. (You may want to drill a small hole into them first so screwing is easier).
These wooden paint-dipped hooks are simple and quite easy. I bought a thick wooden dowel for a few dollars at my local hardware store and cut it into multiple pieces. If you don’t have a saw at your disposal you could use wooden blocks like you would find for children. That would be a fun alternative and eliminate the need for a saw. It would add a bit of cost probably, but still be well worth the trouble!
Dip the blocks into the paint, let drip just a bit, and then roll carefully on a towel to remove excess. You may only need 1 coat, but for a few colors I did need 2.
Be sure that when you drill the holes into the blocks you don’t make them too big…you need those screws to grip. I used a pliers to turn the screws into the wood because they can be a bit difficult to turn. Using the pliers is easy peasy.
Using those tips, these DIY wooden coat hooks are very straightforward and simple.
Aren’t those hooks looking cool and clever in my mud room?