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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

DIY Steel Pipe Hooks {Monthly DIY Challenge}

8 steel pipe projects

It's Monthly DIY Challenge time! Total side note....I can't help but want to sing the Peanut Butter Jelly Time song whenever I say "It's Monthly DIY Challenge Time!"  Those of you that have young kids might know this song, and if not, consider yourself lucky.


I bet you'll have that stuck in your head now for the next, umm, week.  You can thank me later!  

Now, back to the challenge.

This month we challenged eachother to use plumbing pipes and I can't wait to show you what myself and my talented blogging friends have came up with.  If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember the wood and steel pipe shelves I made for my son's room.    For this challenge, I used the same concept as the shelves, but made hooks for our basement instead.

Here's what I used:

                                                              -1  1x6x6 board
                                                              -3 steel floor flanges
                                                              -3 steel pipes (I used 1 1/2 inch)
                                                              -3 steel caps
                                                             -Metal Numbers 

steel pipe supplies
After cutting the board into 3 equal pieces I stained them with Minwax Jacobean stain.
stained wood
Once the stain was dry, I applied a coat of white paint then gave them a good sanding for a distressed look.   It was then time to screw in the numbers, assemble the pipe pieces and add the hooks for hanging.
steel pipe hooks

steel pope hooks

numbered steel pipe hooks

numbered steel pipe hooks

They're the perfect addition to my recent gallery wall.

Don't forget to check out the other creative DIY projects using plumbing pieces!

Would you like to comment?

  1. These are so awesome Katie!! And yes, I love the peanut butter jelly song and will totally have it stuck in my head for the rest of the day!

  2. Love these Katie! I want to make some too!
    Kendra @

  3. These turned out super cute! I'm looking for ideas to hang towels in my guest bath to replace the ugly towel bar, and these would be cute! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  4. These are adorable, Katie! I love that you used house numbers on there. I am always wracking my brain for other uses for those, but never thought of this! They look perfect in your basement with the new gallery wall!

  5. These are fantastic! I'd love to have you come link up with us at The Creative Circle!
    -Angela, Blue i Style

  6. How Creative! I've been looking for ideas for hanging the towels in our bathroom when I redo it, and really like this look.

  7. Love it!! Such a great idea and they look perfect next to your beautiful gallery wall!!!

  8. Aww, these are so cute! I love the numbers and the rustic paint! They totally fit right in as an extension of your gallery wall!

  9. These are awesome! I could even use these in the bathroom! They're definitely something to put on the to-do list!
    (Visiting from iHeart Organizing's March link up.)
    Kate |

  10. Wow! Those DIY-ed hooks for hanging are so charming! They look vintage due their color, simple yet aside from their classic charm, I see that they’re quite useful. Perhaps, due to the fact that the materials used are quite strong and durable. Thanks for sharing this, Katie! Kudos!

    Rosemary Bailey @ Wabi Corp

  11. This is pretty sweet! I Love that distressed look. Which sandpaper grit did you use to achieve that? Did you sand uniformly? It looks like you did more in some areas than others. I use those metal pot scrubbers at the end of the process myself. They create deep scratches that really add to the whole thing. Just don't overdo it!

    Karla Foster @ Southwest Houston Plumbing

    1. Thanks Karla! I don't remember what grit I used, but I definitely sanded harder in some areas. I'll be sure to try the scrubbers that you recommend :)