Beadboard shaker peg coat rack progress

If you didn’t catch the original post on this project, I’ve been building a mega, coat-rack-of-all-coat-racks in our garage. My goal is to add some serious storage for all our jackets, backpacks, etc., considering we have absolutely zero closets on our ground floor.

I started by adding a swath of beadboard wallpaper on the wall next to our garage entrance.


Next, I installed two inexpensive shaker peg coat racks over the wallpaper – a higher one for adults and a lower one for the kids – that I ordered from this Etsy shop.

I added 1×3-inch pine boards on the left and right sides of the coat racks. I also added a 1×3-inch board on the bottom to serve as a baseboard.


All the boards I used for this were scrap pieces I already had on hand. (Major thrifty points scored here!)

I ripped a piece of scrap plywood for both the shelf and the board above the top coat rack using my new favorite tool, the Ryobi® 10-inch portable table saw. I’m happy to report no fingers were lost in the process. 🙂


I made my own shelf brackets out of the remainder of the scrap plywood. These I cut out on my miter saw.


I used a piece of leftover window/door casing for the decorative trim below the shelf.

To hide the unsightly, raw edges of the plywood (and the screws in the shelf brackets), I ironed on a strip of birch veneer.



Next, I’ll sand the rough spots, caulk and level all the holes, and prime and paint. I’m hoping to share the finished project with you next week.

The coolest part of this whole thing has been the fact that I did it from start to finish, without asking for any help or advice. Yesssss!!!

Special thanks to Ryobi for providing me with the table saw necessary to complete this coat rack. As always, all opinions, projects, and blood, sweat and tears are 100-percent mine.  

DIY shaker peg and beadboard coat rack

Hello! I hope you’ve got the same gorgeous fall weather we’ve been enjoying here in Pennsylvania.

I have been working fast and furious on some outside projects before the weather turns cold – washing windows, cleaning out the garage and building a storage solution in there, to name a few.

I’ve discovered a ridiculously quick and easy way to get my windows clean and streak-free, which I’ll be sharing in a future post. But today, I wanted to show you what I’m building in the garage.

If your family is anything like ours, winter brings with it the need to hang up lots and lots of coats! We have absolutely zero closets on our ground floor, so I’ve had to get creative with our storage. We have one small coat rack near the front door and another in the laundry room. But these two aren’t cutting the mustard. So now I’m building a mega, coat-rack-of-all-coat-racks next to the entryway in our garage. It’s ultimately going to look something like this:

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I’ve actually been meaning to do this project since last fall, but I was missing one important tool – a table saw.


Now that I’ve got this Ryobi® 10-inch portable table saw and my miter and skill saws, I can cut any piece of wood that comes my way. Mwa-ha-ha-ha. 


For this coat rack project, I am using leftover 1×3-inch boards, a piece of plywood for the upper shelf, crown molding, two shaker peg coat racks from this Etsy shop, and a roll of beadboard wallpaper.


Stay tuned for more details on how to do this project, coming soon!

Do you have a problem finding space for all your family’s outwear? Do you have any creative storage solutions that have worked for you?

Special thanks to Ryobi for providing me with the table saw necessary to complete this project. As always, all opinions, projects, and blood, sweat and tears are 100-percent mine. 

Crafty Box Tops for Education bin (plus my favorite breakfast casserole recipe)

Earlier this week, I mentioned how the Box Tops for Education™ program benefits our family and our school. We are a Box Top-collecting bunch!

Today I wanted to share a crafty idea for creating a Box Tops collection bin for your home or child’s classroom. I’m also including a recipe for my all-time-favorite breakfast casserole.


I made this countertop-worthy Box Tops bin yesterday using a canister I bought at Walmart for $1.97 – plus a few materials from around the house.


Items you’ll need to replicate this project:

  • Plastic canister with removable lid
  • Metallic spray paint
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Painter’s tape
  • Chalk marker
  • Large drill bit and craft knife (optional)

Step 1: Remove the label from the front of the canister. Place it on a sheet of plastic and spray it with a coat of chalkboard paint. After it dries, stick the label back on the canister.


Step 2: Drill a hole in the canister top. Painter’s tape may help keep the plastic from cracking.


I had the misfortune of damaging the lid during this step. So I applied a few coats of painter’s tape and cut out a hole in the tape using a craft knife. If you want to avoid the chance of breaking the plastic top, you can skip the hole-drilling step.


Step 3: Spray the plastic lid with a few coats of your favorite metallic spray paint.

Step 4: While the lid dries, print out the words for the chalkboard label on regular printer paper. Then use my chalkboard transfer method to create a carbon copy of the words on the label.


Step 5: Fill in the chalk outline with a chalkboard marker. Done!


To help fill up your new Box Tops bin, consider purchasing participating products at Walmart. Right now, Walmart has Bonus Box Tops available on select General Mills® products.


I made my favorite breakfast casserole using Pillsbury™ Crescent Rolls. A total of five Box Tops are included on each package right now!

Easy breakfast casserole



  • 1 can Pillsbury™ Crescent Rolls
  • 1 lb. of your favorite ground sausage
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 9×13-inch pan. Spread the crescent rolls on the bottom. After frying the sausage, sprinkle it on top of the rolls. Mix up the eggs and milk (I salt and pepper this mixture), then pour it over the sausage and rolls. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake for about 35 minutes or until eggs look done. Enjoy! 

Does your family collect Box Tops for Education? Learn more about Box Tops at Walmart here.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.