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A sneaky DIY clothing rail — Note to self
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A sneaky DIY cloting rail

Our old coat stand that’s been crowding our narrow hallway for way too long, and needed to be replaced. I came across this beautiful solution designed by Anna Leena, and found it to be the perfect fit for our freshly painted dark walls. It was a bit on the pricy side though, and I couldn’t bring myself to spend 388 USD/3278 NOK on behalf of our coats. So of course I had to make my own version (please forgive me Anna Leena).


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While visiting my parents earlier this summer, I bought an 12 mm copper pipe from a local bathroom and plumbing store. I asked my dad to freshen up his old plumbing skills to help me bend it in shape with a pipe wrench. Afterwards I carefully polished it with sandpaper, cleaned it to remove any grease, and sprayed it with two layers of mat, black lacquer. It’s help up by two hooks in the roof, and some black steel hangers from HAY was the perfect finishing touch.

Now our hallway looks like it’s been added a few square meters from freeing up floor space, and the dust bunnies collected by the old coat stand need to find themselves a new place to hide—preferably outside.

And for those of you interested, the hanger is 75 cm tall, and 70 cm wide. Total cost was about 29 USD/300 NOK


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  1. Dette var en super ide og sååå lekkert som det ble.

    August 5, 2016, 6:01 pm
    By: Anne-Merethe


    1. Takk! Det er godt å ha en far med en velutstyrt verktøykasse :-).

      August 6, 2016, 3:02 pm
      By: ninahso I Link


  2. I love this DIY clothing rail. I will definitely be doing this for my new place I move into in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing!

    January 16, 2017, 12:47 am
    By: Viviana


  3. I love to see these type of posts - I do love a good ole DIY project :)

    April 12, 2017, 3:05 pm
    By: RA Heating & Plumbing I Link

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