Nice Rack!


Alright, so it’s not “that” kind of rack, but I got your attention, didn’t I? I’m not quite sure what to call this nifty project. I use it to hold my dogs’ leashes but it could be used to hold coats, purses, scarves, you name it!

Project skill level: BEGINNER

You will need:

  • Old cupboard door (preferably one with inset panels)
  • Large decorative hooks
  • screws
  • drill
  • tape measure
  • screw driver

Follow these directions and you’ll have it done in no time:

1. Depending on the condition of your cupboard door you may have to sand it a bit to remove any loose or chipping paint. You may also choose to paint the entire door to match your decor. I wanted mine to look “shabby” so I scraped a bit of the chipping paint and left it mostly ‘as is’.

2. First, put a hanger on the back. Use any type of hanger you’d prefer – I used picture hanger mounts on the back of mine. You could also use eye screws and picture wire.

3. Decide where you want to place the hooks – measure an equal distance between each hook, mark it with a pencil and drill a small starter hole for the screws.

4. Screw the hooks into the cupboard door.


My town has an annual spring clean up. Everyone is asked to put their unwanted household items curbside for pick up. This is a nifty thrifty girl’s dream!! You’d be amazed at all the things people throw away – perfectly good tables, antiques, shutters, etc. If you have something similar in your area, do take advantage – one girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure. I picked up the cupboard door used in this project last year. You’ll see many more of my “curbside” finds projects in the months to come!

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2 thoughts on “Nice Rack!

  1. Nice rack. Shhhh… I’m trying to sleep. 😛

    Haha! Thanks, I’m glad you like my rack!! Shhhhh…now go back to sleep! But wait…how much sleep do superheroes really need?

  2. Very cool. It’s amazing what kind of cool (and functional) pieces can be made by recycling the old to create something the original designer must never have imagined.

    That made sense, right? 😉

    Thanks! I love trying to think of unusual ways to recycle salvaged pieces. I have several pieces in my home made from doors/cupboard doors. I’ll share those in upcoming posts.

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