Do it yourself—that’s the best way to get a wall shelf with hooks that will suit your needs. I have a great collection of coat racks and shelves with hooks to share with you. There are even a few smaller hook racks, perfect for jewelry or scarves.
I'd love for you to pin any and all projects you love in this collection!
Repurposed Drawer Front Hook Racks
A repurposed drawer front makes a great place to hang hats, scarves or coats! Using old door knobs as hooks is clever and creative. A small natural ledge on the drawer front could hold small photo frames or jewelry.
Another vintage drawer front with hooks can be used in a guest room for towels, or in a bedroom for scarves or hats.
Wall Shelf With Hooks | Windows
There are so many repurposed items that are perfect to make a wall shelf with hooks. A small vintage window with hooks and knobs is a perfect place to display some photos.
A larger window with some scrap wood brackets—add some hooks, and voila! See the easy window shelf.
Hutch Top Wall Shelf
Adding new lumber to a repurposed hutch top allows plenty of room to display special items and hang coats and more!
Picket Fence Coat Racks
Reclaimed picket fence pieces with coat hooks added can be customized to the size that fits your space!
Small sections of picket fence make cute coat racks for the kitchen or mud room.
Cabinet Door Wall Shelves
I love using cabinet doors to make a wall shelf with hooks. Simply add a shelf at the top and coat hooks to make your perfect custom piece.
How about a wall shelf made out of cabinet doors and license plates? Mindi’s great tutorial has you covered.
Here’s another wall shelf made from a cabinet door. This is one of my all-time favs. The shelf is actually a small piece of crown molding, which in my opinion makes the perfect ledge to hold photos.
I never really new what this large framed piece was, but I’m including it with the cabinet door wall shelves because if you have a large cabinet door, you can easily add trim to it to make this project. I call it a faux mantel chalkboard.
Make Coat Racks out of Headboards
Did you know that you can repurpose a headboard to make a wall shelf coat rack? I love using all sizes of hooks for my coat racks. Sometimes when the shelf rests low, the double hooks don’t work well because a coat may be difficult to hang quickly and easily.
This large headboard coat rack shelf was made using part of an old coffee table to make the shelves.
I’m including this small shelf with hooks in the headboard section because it was made using legs of a bed with a large piece of trim board. do you love the color as much as I do?
Yes, you can turn almost any headboard into a hook rack. Vintage door knobs, and old school hooks were the perfect match for this old spool headboard.
A navy blue chalkboard wall shelf coat rack is great for any busy family. Click over for all the details.
This coat rack was made from a foot board of a twin bed.
Oh, how I love this bunkbed wall shelf with hooks. This might be the best tutorial I’ve done. So many ideas and tips included from cutting the bunkbed to giving it the perfect distressed look.
By adding "Welcome" to the coat rack shelf, you just upped your home decor game with this headboard coatrack shelf.
Chair Hook Racks
Do you have some broken chairs? Check out this vintage chair coat rack. When you have a chair back with pretty lines, it’s the perfect candidate for this project.
Cristin from Eve of Reduction used a chair back to make a hook rack and scarf organization project.
Build Your Own Wall Shelf with Hooks
I’ve seen people use cut down coffee tables to make coat rack shelves. However, I didn’t have a table to cut down, so I used some table legs and scrap lumber to make this handy wall shelf coat rack.
Not all coat racks have to be horizontal. This scrap wood vertical coat rack is perfect for tight spaces and kids!
This large built from scratch wall shelf coat rack can hold large items and take on large coats or towels.
I go into detail and my thought process as I show you how I made this shelf with hooks for my daughter Jamie.
Here’s another cute little wall shelf that looks like it was made from a table. Wouldn’t it be perfect for a small bathroom or guest room?
This former stocking holder was redone with a great new color and really unique hooks. I love the new reclaimed wood valance shelf.
Shutter Hook Projects
A shutter or bi-fold door is a quick and easy way to make a towel rack or a coat rack. Add a shelf, or just use the shutter "as is".
Use a smaller shutter to make a mail organizer with hooks! You could even add a small shelf to the top of it.
Hook Racks for Jewelry
This piece is part of an old mirror, you will love the customized knobs for hanging the jewelry.
The skirt of an old table, with a new board and knobs- Scrap Wood Jewelry Shelf.
What kind of wall shelf with hooks will you make? Will you use a headboard, chair, cabinet door, or scrap wood? After gathering all these projects for this collection, I’m anxious to build another wall shelf!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.