This DIY robe hanger cost less than $15 to make and the hardest part was hanging it. Such a simple and pretty way to get your robes off the floor.
In our old apartment, Zach and I just used regular Command hooks to hang our robes. We stuck them to our closet door and it stayed that way for almost four years.
Cut to last April and we’re living in Georgia now in a brand spanking new apartment–and not just in the “new to us” way. It was recently renovated and gorgeous. Of course, it’s owned by a company that owns a lot of properties in Atlanta…so they want to keep it looking gorgeous. Which not only means we’re not allowed to hang up Command hooks (anywhere at all), they seem to have coated the doors in something that would keep them from sticking. I tried (because I obviously don’t follow rules very well) and the hooks just kept falling down.
For a few months, our robes were just tossed places. Draped over chairs, mostly. I got tired of fumbling around trying to find it–made more difficult by the fact that both of our robes are dark and fluffy, so I would grab his by mistake.
I finally broke down and found a solution! My own DIY robe hanger.
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Easy DIY Robe Hanger
- 1 piece of wood (mine is poplar and it was 4 inches wide and 36 inches long)
- dark walnut stain
- 3 cabinet knobs (I used Liberty 1-1/8 in. Venetian Bronze Cabinet Knob, but you can find a better deal on Amazon)
- 2 sawtooth hangers
- screw driver, hammer, nails, power drill
Step 01: If your piece of wood is too long for the place you want to hang it, cut it down. You can either have them do this for you at Home Depot. I did it myself with my Genesis Osculating Power Tool. That thing is amazing. I cut 12 inches off, so I had a piece of wood that was 4 inches wide and 24 inches long. (The other 12 inches came in handy, too. I’ll show you what I did with that another time!)
Step 02: Figure out where your knobs will go. I put one directly in the middle, at 12 inches. Then I put the other two 3 inches in at each side. Mark exactly where they’ll go.
Step 03: Use your drill to create holes for the knobs. To figure out which drill bit I needed, I took the screw for the door knob and stuck it into all of the spaces on my bit holder (whatever it’s called) until I found one that fit.
Step 04: Stain the wood according to the directions on the can. Let it dry the full amount of time. Poplar is a very soft wood and absorbs stain easily, so I only needed one coat. Seal if desired–I didn’t bother.
Step 05: Once the stain has dried, attach the sawtooth hangers. It’s much easier to do this before adding the door knobs…trust me.
Step 06: Screw in the door knobs and you’re done!
Honestly, the hardest part of this project was hanging it on the wall. (I can’t be the only person who has problems doing that….) I had to hang it fairly close to the ceiling so the robes wouldn’t reach the floor.
I used three knobs because I want to get a light, cotton robe for warm weather. The fleece one is just way too heavy. Zach doesn’t wear a robe when it’s warm out, but I think they’re comfy and they’re nice to have when family visits (those of you with breasts probably understand why).
Unfortunately, I couldn’t get pictures of it from a distance, because our dresser is in the way…and the room is sort of “under maintenance” so it’s a huge mess. More on that at a later date. 😉
Would you have done this differently? Let me know in the comments!