As we all celebrate our gradual return to normality, for families with children the return to school means a new swathe of clutter has recently appeared in hallways and entrance porches across England. Coats and school bags shed in heaps and shoved into corners are the bane of many parents, but our range of classic vintage hooks can be used to create a unique craft project that will help to clear the chaos!

Colour Consultant Sam Read used our Victorian cast iron coat hooks on a weathered treated timber backing to produce this beautiful vintage coat rack. The double coat hook provides extra storage as well as making it easy to hang decorative items alongside your scarves, bags and coats.

At My Repurposed Life their handy tutorial shows you how to make this innovative recycled headboard coat rack great for school bags as well as keys, coats and more. Take a look at our black Victorian coat hooks just like these.

Cast iron acorn end hooks feature in this retro coat rack from Be Home Soon, using vintage American yard sticks. Some old metre rules would make a fabulous similar effect, and to complete the school theme you could use our numbered school coat hooks

Denise Sabia at The Painted Home has created a super kid friendly school bag and coat rack at a low level with double hooks and clip boards fixed to a repurposed vintage door. We love the idea of having personalised pegs for the kid’s stuff – take a look at our Home Sweet Home or Horseshoe double hooks to add even more personality.