15 Feb 2013

Mini Mudroom - Coat Knob Edition

**UPDATE... This room is now finished!  You can view the final reaveal HERE.

Today I'm back with more details on how we made our mini mudroom coat hooks knobs.  I had originally wanted to splurge and go for The Dots coat hooks by Muuto, but we didn't have the height from our bench to the shelf to be able to mount them on the wall and still hang our coats.  Once I realized this I headed to the hardware store (Home Depot in this case) to find another solution.

I stumbled upon these unfinished cabinet knobs that were a nice large size and ultra affordable at 2 for $2.49!  I started to think that these knobs (with a little colour) would give me the look of Muuto Dots.  Maybe these would be my own Muuto Dots knockoff (in a very loose sense)?


I just needed to figure out a way to make these knobs into coat hooks.  That's where I turned to Tech Guy and asked him whether they made double-ended screws.  Of course they did and they had a bunch of different sizes there in the hardware department.  We found the ones that would fit into the predrilled knob hole.

Tech Guy really liked the woodgrain look.  So we decided to stain rather than paint the knobs.  There weren't very many choices at the Depot, but we both liked this colour which is island water by Minwax.  I finished them off with a couple coats of semigloss polyurethane.

Tech Guy then mounted the new coat knobs onto the wood holding up the shelf by pre-drilling holes and twisting them in.  Easy peasy. :)

Overall, I really like them.  They may not be as stylish as the Muuto ones, but I do love how fun they look in the space.



Stay tuned for a post on the baskets I DIYed for this mini mudroom.  You can also read about how we made our floating bench here.

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14 comments:

  1. Where did you find the knobs? I always love the colors you choose :)

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  2. oops...I see it now--Home Depot!

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  3. Still can't get over the cuteness of this mini mudroom. It's so bright and light with just the right amount of splash of colour. I miss the Finnish white/bright/light style here. But as renting at the moment don't intend to start painting or doing any reno. Dreaming of the day when I can make a home once again to look completely US again. The stained doorknobs are a perfect touch. I agree, the wood grain looks really nice under the stain.

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    1. We really wanted to make our home look more Finnish once we had kids. I think it's because that is the style I grew up with and it feels comforting in a way. Thanks again! :)

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  4. I think they look great! Nice job!

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  5. Beautiful. I Love the effect. I want a mud room that cute!
    PS I love the rug and pillow too!

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  6. love these!! that color is beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks! We were debating over whether to go for blue vs yellow and I'm glad we went for the blue.

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  7. Oh my gosh, you have to tell me where you found those unfinished knobs!
    Super great find!

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    1. The knobs are from Home Depot and were a steal of a deal. :)

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  8. the knobs are perfect!! Great job!
    Thanks for much for linking up this week! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/great-diy-projects/

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for featuring my coat knobs. :)

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  9. These turned out great! Keeping this in mind for when we finish our little guy's bedroom (we're still mudding!).

    -Janna
    www.swooninteriors.com

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    1. They have worked out great in our space so far and I love that I got to customize the colour.

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