Things You'll Need
- 2-by-4-inch board, 50 inches long
- Paint brush
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Heavy-duty D ring picture hooks (2)
- 48-inch curtain rod with brackets
- Curtain ring clips
When people think of a hat rack, they often think of a board containing several hooks or pegs for hanging hats. The problem is, not all hats hang well on hooks or pegs, and some won’t hang at all. As an alternative, you can make your own hat rack using curtain ring clips strung on a curtain rod. With a decorative rod and a little creativity, you can have a hat rack that is both functional and a fun wall accessory.
Paint one side of a 50-inch 2-by-4-inch board any color you like. If you're the creative type, you might also want to paint a design on the board or use stencils.
Turn the board over once it has dried and make two pencil marks, one in each corner, one-half inch from the top of the board and one-half inch from the ends.
Screw two heavy-duty D ring picture hooks to the back of the board on each pencil mark. The picture hooks should come with their own screws.
Flip the board over and make one pencil dot on each end, 48 inches apart and centered.
Screw one curtain rod bracket over each of the two dots you drew using the screws that are included with the curtain rod. Slide several curtain ring clips onto the rod.
Place the curtain rod on the brackets. The rod should be centered on the brackets with the decorative ends extending past the brackets on each side.
Hang your hat rack on the wall using the picture hooks on the back. Use the clips on your new hat rack to hold your hats.
Crystal Bonser has been working as a freelance writer and editor for an educational website since 2009. She is also the creator of a pet-loss website on which she facilitates weekly grief support groups. Bonser holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a minor in psychology from Ryerson University.