I love re-purposing old or discarded things into something new. It’s a true passion of mine. With a little imagination, a thrift store or flea market find or even an unwanted item found by a dumpster can be transformed into something more beautiful and useful. Today I want to share a simple project made out of re-purposed laminate flooring planks. It is the perfect project for any leftover planks you might have after a flooring install! You can use this as a coat hanger for your front entryway, a towel rack in your guest bathroom, or hang framed family photos from it for a unique decorative display.
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 1 hour plus 2 hour drying time.
- Laminate Flooring Plank
- 1X8 Wood Plank
- Measuring Tape and Ruler
- Paint and Paint Brush
- Hardware of Choice
I chose a beautiful 54.33” X 7.5” X 8mm Shabby Chic plank by Kronoswiss with a satin finish. This size plank is perfect for this project.
I wanted the coat hanger to be about two feet long for the area I would like to hang it. Two feet is a great length for about four hooks or knobs. I measured both the flooring plank and the wood plank.
We used a saw to cut both down to size. Be sure to wear protective goggles.
We also chose to trim down the lip from the flooring plank so that it would be flush with the wood plank.
Once we had our flooring plank and wood plank cut, I sanded the back of the flooring plank. This will allow the glue to adhere better.
I then glued the two planks together. I used Guerilla Glue.
Next, I clamped the two boards together. Make sure that your clamps have rubber on them so you do not damage the laminate floor plank. I let the glue set for about 1-2 hours.
Meanwhile, I measured and marked the holes for the hardware I chose. By the way, I found an old broken coat hanger at a thrift store a long time ago for five dollars. I bought it right away because I knew the hardware was worth about four dollars each and I knew a project like this would come up! You can also consider using mismatched vintage knobs for a project like this one.
Once your glue is set and dry, drill the necessary holes for your hardware. Keep in mind that you will need your screws to be about an inch in length.
I chose to paint the four edges of the coat hanger sea glass green, for a nice unexpected pop of color.
Add hangers to the back and mount your new coat hanger on the wall.
Consider framing four different family photos in black and white in feminine 5X7 photo frames. Hang each frame from the coat hanger in varying heights with satin ribbon.
There you have it! This is a great weekend project that can be completed in just a few hours including drying time.