Left photo: Disorganized chaos of unaccessible backpacks and jackets.
Right photo: Organized and adequately spaced hooks. PLENTY of hooks. Like, "there's absolutely no excuse for a kid to plop their belongings on the floor when they walk in the door" amount of hooks.
I measured (which is most of the work!) and designed my wall then headed to Home Depot. To the left is a photo of the wall with the battens secured. I used Liquid Nails panel adhesive and my Ryobi brad nailer to secure everything. Then I caulked, painted, screwed the hooks and then of course...painted my walls a new color.
The wood cost me about $30 and the hooks cost me about $25 total at Hobby Lobby.
Rug found at Ballard Designs.
Wall paint: Benjamin Moore - Galveston Gray AC-27 - LOVE this color + have it in 4 rooms in my home!