A couple weeks ago I shared our laundry room reveal. Last year when we were planning the space, I fell in love with a hook rack from West Elm. There were two problems though: it was $200 and it was in brass (we wanted silver). The lovely hook rack went on sale a few times and I almost pulled the trigger a few times. But I just couldn’t justify the price if I had to repaint the hook tips.
I scoured the internet for something similar. Any color, just the same size. And I found nothing. Every hook rack was on a narrow piece of wood. Nowhere close to the 4 inch high plank the West Elm one had. But then I found a white hook rack from Ikea. The wood plank was almost identical in dimensions! And while the hooks weren’t as modern and simple as angled dowel rods, they did have character that I felt could be accented with painting the tips. Best part? The Ikea hook rack was only $15!
Before assembly the hook rack, I took all the hooks and taped off every part but the tip. It was time consuming but a good tape job equals a good paint job. I then taped the hooks upright in a box so I could spray from all sides and not worry about overspray. Unfortunately, I had a blogger fail as I only took one picture of them taped before I spray painted them. ??♀️
After I painted a couple coats of silver, I sprayed a clear coat just to make sure the paint wouldn’t rub off on anything hung on them. Once they were dry, we attached them to the plank and hung it up! It has been working great ever since. And I have an extra $185 in my pocket. ?