Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Coat Rack

About a month ago, I shared a post with DIY Coat Rack ideas that I was collecting. We have nooooooo closet space in this cute little bungalow (seriously only ONE closet - in the bedroom). So I've been on the lookout for cheap coat racks. Like under $20, cheap. And as you can expect, I haven't found anything save a few hooks that screw into the walls, but we need much more space for hanging than a few hooks can provide.  So we finally chose an idea from the list of other peoples' ideas that I found via browsing the blogosphere.

Last weekend Landon collected some BEAUTIFUL fallen limbs while he was rock climbing with one of his buddies to use for our coat rack, which was inspired by one of the ideas from Apartment Therapy.

The weather here has been consistently in the 40's these last few weeks, so we find ourselves in hats and gloves and jackets every day. The winter woolens box has been out for weeks now.

Saturday we enjoyed opening day at Snowbird and came home with wet stuff.

Sunday I couldn't wait any longer. After waking and seeing our kitchen chairs laden with layers of jackets and the table spread with gloves, my procrastination evaporated and I headed immediately to the hardware store (well, not immediately - but right away after the coffee pot was empty).

 I don't know what these things are called, but they were in the electrical isle. With Mr. McBrayer's mad  handyman skills, we got this beautiful stick stuck to the wall.

So now, right next to the back door (where our garage is), we have a coat rack with our most wearable items. Now they are easily accessible and can dry, leaving our kitchen chairs free.

 All the rest are still in the dungeon.


Brandon and Callie said...

i am thoroughly enjoying ur crafting and am living vicariously through ur skills :)

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Ellie said...

That is so cool! I want one! I've been to Snowbird once and would LOVE to live near enough to go opening day. Lucky you! (New follower!)