DIY Industrial Clothing Valet

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Summer is going great with only one hitch – It’s HOT!  The high humid temps have made it a bit more difficult to work out in our shop so my major furniture builds are going a bit slow these days.  Luckily this project took very little of my outdoor time to build, most of it completed indoors.

It all started with these…four casters, which we already had in the garage.

My oldest daughter needed a bit more hanging space for her clothing so this is the solution we came up with


DIY Industrial Clothing Valet:

I looked all over Amazon for something like this but wasn’t too keen on the prices ($159) since it is only a temporary solution to her storage problem ( she is moving out soon )

Here is the link in case you would prefer the non DIY version…


Distinctive Pipe Series Commercial Quality Non-Adjustable 2-Way Ballet Style Rolling Garment Clothing Rack, Handsome Anthricite Grey

So for ours we headed to our local hardware store and grabbed a few items from the plumbing section:

2  4′ PVC pipes
1  3′ PVC pipes
2  Elbow 90 degree corner connectors 
2  Metal Pipe Flanges
4  Rolling Casters 
1  46″ x 12″ wood board 
Minwax English Chestnut Stain
Minwax Polyeurethane
Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint

I cut my board to the desired length and then routered the top edges for a prettier finish.  I then stained my board with Minwax stain and a coat of Poly.  I drilled the four caster wheels to the underside of the board. Now turn it over.

I fitted the two 4′ PVC pipes (yes we used pvc and then spray painted them to look like metal) fitted the pipes with the 3′ top piece with the two elbow connectors.  I then fitted the bottoms of the 4′ side pipes into the flanges and then screwed flanges onto the board.

It was that simple and no one even knows that it is made of PVC pipes instead of metal.  It holds up well and is sturdy with many clothes.  You could still use metal pipes for a bit more of the overall cost, up to you.

And here is how our DIY Industrial Clothing Valet looks.  So far it has worked out great and gives my daughter the additional hanging space needed.

Our home decor is not really industrial but for a young twenty something girl it’s just that bit of quirkiness added to her space.

<div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/” title=”TDC Before and After” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/beforeAndAfterButton_thumb1.gif” alt=”TDC Before and After” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>
Now comes the fun part, head over to my friends’ blogs and see their industrial furniture makeovers. These gals are truly talented!

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11 Comments

  1. Wendi Wachtel

    Tammy, This is great! We need one for my son's room. Thanks so much for "inspiring" me to get on the ball and make one. I have no excuse now, especially since you've done all the thinking! XO-Wendi@H2OBungalow

  2. Karin Chudy

    Seriously!! YOU ROCK!! I need to make this!! What a great job!!

  3. Artsy Chicks Rule

    That is seriously awesome!! I love it and love your idea!! Perfect with the wood base too!!

    Nancy

  4. Jeanette Chaney

    Perfect and cool solution to a storage problem. I know many young girls and older ones too that would love it! Jeanette

  5. Postcards from the Ridge

    Great job on these piece. I love the mix of wood and metal. I bet your daughter loves it too!

  6. Lucy Auburn

    It seriously looks like metal pipe. And adding the wood base I am sure makes it sturdier than the store bought version. Pinning!

  7. Kimm Boes

    Awesome idea for some extra storage! I could use something similar for guest coats when we have parties. Thanks for the inspiring project!

  8. Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    This is such a cool idea Tami! Functional + stylish = LOVE it.

  9. Paula@SweetPea

    What a great idea for extra storage. I know that your daughter will get a lot of use out of this piece and will proudly tell her friends that her mom made it.

  10. Connie

    This is so cool . . . and you are so clever. Great job!
    I am a nut for before and afters and taking old junk and turning it into new useful items. You rock in this department. I am your newest follower.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie 🙂

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