Garage coat rack made of chain hooks painted blue - very rugged and sexy! Blunted nose of hook will not pierce clothes, but provides secure handing space. Exposed bolts provide nice contrast as does reclaimed wood backer attached directly to garage wall.
Making PVC Look Like Wood I came up with this simple trick to give PVC pipe a realistic wood texture when I built a few plastic didgeridoos a couple of years ago. It would also work for theater, home decor or backyard tiki-bars!