Monday, March 29, 2010

Hanging it up

I don't know about in your house, but my family doesn't like to hang up their jackets.  It is WAY to hard to open up the closet door, grab a hanger, put a jacket on it, then hang it back up and then close the closet door.

Whew!   That was hard just describing it!

I needed something that would actually make this task easy,  a no-brainer if you will, before we were buried under a mountain of outerwear.

So, over the winter I found a bunch old wooden "art:" pieces.  You know, the country type of stuff. 

I got this for two dollars.  It's  pretty......pretty ugly.   I had already started to prime it before I remembered to take a picture.

I then saw an unfinished shelf like you can get at your local craft stores.  The shelves are usually priced around fifteen dollars or so.  Mine was four bucks.

I had some molding left over from refinishing the basement, so I added that to make the back longer.

Then I painted the whole thing black, added hooks and Voila!

I took my Silhouette and cut some vinyl with our last name.  When I showed my husband, he asked what the number stood for.  I rolled my eyes and said think about it.  After five minutes of not getting it right, I said,"Duh, it's our wedding anniversary!"  He said, "Duh, no it's not!"  

He's right.  I had the wrong date.  Funny, huh? 

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  1. It's great! Is a Silhouette like a Cricut? (and if so, are they cheaper???!)

    And I love that the numbers are wrong - that is totally something I would do :)

  2. Lisa, the Silhouette runs the same as the Cricut upfront. With this machine you can use
    use the fonts that are already on your computer. As for designs and things, you can buy those for 99 cents a piece on their website. I LOVE mine.

  3. It turned out great! Putting the wrong date is so something I would do too.

  4. I love the combo of the mis-matched wood peices to make one nice functional piece. I have been trying to figure out what to do with my old shelf...gotta find an ugly little plaque now for the top!

  5. I love the coat rack, it's so fun!

  6. You did an awesome job with your coat rack. I love how all of the pieces came together to make one big statement piece. Love the name and numbers on it too!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I had to laugh when I read your profile because my husband doesn't get my crafting either and I also will do anything to get out of cleaning the house!!
    I'm going to follow along and see what other great projects you come up with!

  7. Oh I love the wrong date....and he really does know! The shelf is a very nice way of using up all that old country stuff we have laying around....perfect!

  8. I agree with the others - what a great way to tie two pieces together and make a statement piece! Turned out great.


  9. Love your repurposing! That is too funny about the date....too funny!

  10. VEry cute... I love the two pieces put togheter just look perfect.

  11. Love your coat rack! It turned out great!

  12. That turned out AWESOME! What a great eye you have.

  13. Your shelf looks amazing. Wonderful job! :-)

  14. Very cute, I like how you married the two pieces! Thanks for sharing!

  15. How very nice. Great job.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

    Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

  16. This looks great! Nice work! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  17. I think it looks great, cute about your anniversary ;) who would have thought it was the husband that was right!

  18. Hi Jennifer.. did you just send me a message asking to exchange links? If so, please explain.. thanks


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