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DIY Rustic Hook Rack


Only 20 minutes of your time to make this adorable rustic hook rack! Love!

Hi Pinning Mama readers! I’m excited to be back this month sharing a simple DIY project with you that takes minimal time and money. I love the look of real aged barn wood but it can be hard to come by (and sometimes expensive when you can find it). But you can easily achieve a similar look with weathered gray stain. I’m a little bit obsessed with using it lately. Doesn’t it look pretty with all the wood grain showing through?

How perfect is this easy craft?  Love this rustic hook rack for hanging keys !

Here is what you’ll need to make one:

  • 1″ x 6″ piece of wood, cut to 24″ long (or however long you want your rack to be)
  • Weathered Gray Stain (I used Rust-Oleum)
  • Rag (to stain with)
  • Rubber Gloves (optional but nice to keep the stain off your hands. It’s really hard to get off. Ask me how I know!)
  • Four Hooks (these cute heart hooks were $2 each at World Market)
  • Four ¾” screws
  • Two Triangle Hangers
  • Two ½” screws

I started by gathering my supplies and then drilling in the two triangle hangers on the backside of my board with the ½” screws.

You only need a few materials for this 20 minute DIY rustic hook!

Then I used a rag to stain them. Staining is super easy. Just rub in a little at a time, going with the grain of the wood. I did just one coat on my boards (I made two racks).

Love this gray stain.  Gives wood the perfect weathered look!

After it dried, I measured to evenly space my hooks and drilled them in with the ¾” screws.

Love how quickly this project comes together!  DIY Rustic Hook hanging rack

I love how rustic it looks even though it’s all brand new! I made two to hang behind our front door to hold all the book bags and coats my kids love to leave on the floor. :)

Beautiful!  I need to make one of these ASAP! DIY Rustic Hook Hanging Board

 Pop over to to see what else I’m up to. Here are a few recent projects I’ve shared:

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops // DIY Homework Command Center // Rustic Craft Stick Coasters

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 Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is an Air Force Wife and mom of 3 who believes in “throwing kindness around like confetti”. While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. Facebook – Google+ – Pinterest – Instagram – Twitter – Bloglovin

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  1. says

    That’s really cute!

    I was super sad when I read the hooks were store bought though. I thought that was what you were going to tell us how to DIY! I clicked through to learn how to bend them.


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