This is a very simple, easy, unfinished coat rack from Walmart. You can find it herefor $9.97 but most Walmarts carry them in store. Side Note: We make things so complicated when simple is often best! This coat rack included 2 nice long screws to mount it to the wall. It's sturdy and just what I was looking for. My office has walnut stained baseboards and I have a bookcase with the same finish. I wanted to bring that walnut wood element to the other side of my office and this was PERFECT.
Here's what I did. My only expense for this project was the rack itself. I had everything else already. I bet you have a lot of things laying around the house that you can use for projects like this. As you can tell, that paint brush has seen some better days. haha!
Stain or paint of your choice
I made sure to shake the stain thoroughly. I made sure the door was open before I began this so I had fresh air coming in. I evaluated the coat rack. It did not require sanding so I got to skip that step. I put my gloves on, opened my stain and applied about 3 coats to get it to the finish I wanted. After each coat, I wiped off any excess so that the stain didn't pool and leave weird spots on the rack.
I let it dry thoroughly before I placed it on the wall. I used a level to make sure it was evenly hung. That's it! D-O-N-E. I hope you'll give something like this a try!