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Over the past few years, I’ve been slowly trying to incorporate farmhouse/rustic style elements into our home. So far, I’ve built a farmhouse inspired table, upcycled a coffee table to match, and built a huge set of rustic shelves (which I’ll be sharing soon).
I recently came across a set of hooks at Ikea that I knew would be a perfect fit once I gave them a little upgrade. For under $25, I got my perfect entry hooks!
See my simple Ikea hack farmhouse hooks below!
I purchased the KARTOTEK rack with 5 hooks from IKEA for $19.99 CAD.
When I saw them in store, I immediately knew that the black metal hooks would match the other farmhouse elements in my home perfectly. The pine coloured wood would not. I decided to purchase the hooks and simply stain the wood.
I assumed that the wood was unfinished pine, but I was wrong.
There was a thick layer of clear lacquer over the wood, which proved to be harder to take off than I imagined. It took ten minutes of power sanding to get the lacquer off and a ton of hand sanding to get in the edges.
Once it was sanded, I stained the the wood to match the other projects I’ve completed.
I used the same combo I always do:
- MinWax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner
- MinWax Wood Finish Penetrating Stain in English Chestnut
- MixWax Fast Drying Polyurethane in Clear Satin
After it dryed, I hung and assembled the hooks. This part was super easy – yay IKEA!
The last step was to add farmhouse inspired numbers to the labels.
I googled “Rae Dunn inspired numbers” and added them to small white pieces of paper to create the labels. They turned out perfectly.
These hooks are the perfect addition to our back entrance. The hooks themselves are strong and extremely functional – they hold shoes, winter coats, hats, etc. no problem.
For under $25, these ikea hack farmhouse hooks turned out amazing! What do you think?