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?
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.
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).
After it dried, I measured to evenly space my hooks and drilled them in with the ¾” screws.
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.
Pop over to ByDawnNicole.com to see what else I’m up to. Here are a few recent projects I’ve shared:
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‘