If jackets, umbrellas, and other mudroom essentials end up in heaps rather than neatly hung, a new setup may be in order. We love the smart idea shown here: pegboard-backed lockers fitted with movable wood knobs that can be reconfigured as children grow or seasonal needs change. Simply line locker backs with 3⁄16-inch pegboard over ¾
-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) painted black so that the openings appear dark. You'll also need knobs fitted with #8-32-by-1½
-inch machine screws with their heads hacksawed off. Place each knob as desired and drill a 5⁄32-inch hole into the MDF to create a snug fit for twisting the machine screws in and out. Unify the knobs and pegboard with paint. Time to move or add a hook? Just drill another hole.
Choose decorative knobs with metal threads, like these from coolknobs andpulls.com