A vintage rake head is a fabulous alternative to traditional coat trees or wall mounted hooks. Full of character and convenience, I'm smitten with this new take on the rake.
If you don't happen to have a charming old rake head available don't worry, they are easy to find online on sites like Ebay or Etsy. Just be sure the metal is formed in such a way that a screw can fit snugly in place when mounting it to your wall. If your walls are a tad on the weak side, consider using a wall plug first. This will ensure the screw adequately supports the weight of whatever you have hanging.
Aside from a great place for jackets and scarfs it is also a useful organizer for jewelry or the perfect addition to a craft station for hanging ribbons, strings or chains.
And any concerns about rust transfer can be thwarted by sealing the metal beforehand - check your local hardware store for environmentally friendly sealants and you're ready to go!
(Image: MaryAnne Petrella)