As I was perusing interesting coat hooks for my entry one day, I pinned a few from Anthropologie’s website that were quite adorable. Here’s one that caught my eye:
Kinda cute, right? My entry is primarily white and gray with a pop of red, so I thought this would be fun in that space. I seriously considered paying the $12 (plus 12% sales tax) price tag for this hook, even scheduling a shopping trip in my calendar. Then the universe gave me a smack in the face. What was I thinking going to pay twelve bucks for a single hook?! Especially when I knew I could DIM (do it myself).
Home Depot had this version for a third of the cost:
I was able to add the pop of red in three simple steps. I bet you expert DIY-ers know how I’m gonna do it, don’t you? Tell me if you would have done it this way:
Step 1. Cover entire hook in cling wrap. Secure the wrap at the knobs of the hook with painter’s tape.
Step 2. Spray paint the knobs. Those of you who have been following my projects for a while will know that I have a leftover can of red paint from this project here.
Step 3. Wait for paint to dry, then unwrap the tape and cling wrap.
Well, not too shabby, huh? I know, I know… in the world of knock-offs, this was the stupid easiest of them all, but I just wanted to share with you what a complete nerd I almost was for buying the Anthro version! Even us serial DIY-ers can have a brain fart now and again.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your feedback!
Total time: About five minutes, not including dry time. I recommend letting this hook cure completely for several days before hanging items from it.
Total cost: The hook was $3.98, plus taxes. I already had the can of spray paint leftover from another project, which puts this hook at $4.46. I saved $8.02 going the DIY route. Cha-ching!