Avoid spending a week's paycheck on an original coat hook by learning how to make a vintage coat hook. The Eames, well known mid-century modern designers, had the goal of bringing design to the masses. WIth just a few basic materials, you can have make a vintage coat hook that looks sosimilar to their design that people may be surprised to learn that you made it yourself.
To make a vintage coat hook, you will need:
- Inexpensive wire frame coat hook. You can use one that screws onto the wall or mounts over a door.
- Three inch diameter foam balls
- White acrylic paint
- Acrylic paint in primary colors
- Paint brush
- Mixing palette
- Drill and drill bit
- Hot glue gun
- Screws and/or dry wall anchors to mount vintage coat hook to wall
- Decide what colors you want to paint each ball. You can stick to primary colors or mix several colors together to get purples, oranges and greens.
- Give each foam ball a coat of white paint. Set the balls aside to dry for about an hour. Wash the paintbrush while waiting for the balls to dry.
- Paint each ball the color of your choice. To make an authentic looking vintage coat hook, you will want to paint each ball a different color. Let the paint dry for about an hour, then apply another coat of paint.
- Once the paint is dried, drill a hole in the center of the bottom of each ball. Use a drill bit that is slightly wider than the wire frame on the coat hook.
- Place a dab of hot glue on the top of each coat hook on the frame. Slide a foam ball onto each hook, pressing gently on it. Let the hot glue dry for a few minutes, then remove any excess dried glue from the outside of the coat hook.
- Hang the vintage coat hook on the wall or over a door. Secure it to the wall with screws or dry wall anchors, if needed.