Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pinterest Inspired...project complete

Wooo whoooo it's Wednesday and you know what that means? It's Pinterest Challenge day over at Young House Love. I just love those crazy kids & they have had a special place in the ol' ticker ever since they house crashed my Baltimore digs (see that crash by clicking here). So when I first read that they were hosting a challenge I started going through my boards looking for inspiration. I decided not to do my original wood pedestal cupcake holder because I stumbled across this picture that I just love...it's such a fun idea.
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It floats my boat because I have a need for every closet in the entire world to encompass a nice clean line of wooden hangers. They are like little buddies to your clothes. They keep everything looking amazing and in good shape. This is a little obsession I developed when I had my own professional organizing business. I imagined these particular hangers (of wooden goodness) hanging in an entry closet just waiting for an old worn coat.
Since I do not have an entry way closet, I thought why not make coat, hat, & purse hooks with wooden hangers? It is finished & to put it simply...I am in love with this anthro inspired rack.




It was fairly simple because I had a cute hubby helping me with it. It also cost me nothing because I already had some wooden hangers just hanging around haha...sorry I couldn't help it! Tool magic was what really made it possible.
Ryan first cut the hangers so we could attach them to a reclaimed board cut to size (which we determined by measuring the entry wall). He took the hangers after they were cut & after I wrote on them with a thin sharpie and he screwed them onto the board from the back. He then hung it onto the wall using a drill & some screws and it was finished.


One of the best parts of this coat rack is that the hanger hooks can be turned any direction. I even wrote some funny things on the hangers like in the inspiration photo.

I am very happy with it & I am so glad that the Pinterest challenge motivated me to make it happen!


I love that I now have a place for our hats and my purse by the front door where little hands can't get a hold of it all (one new toddler issue resolved). I hope you all got to participate in the challenge or will at least be inspired by all of the projects! I cannot wait to see the creativity! I better go for now...I am updating a side table & it's calling my name! See you fabulous peeps tomorrow! Let me know what you think!

22 comments:

  1. love the coat rack and i love how you wrote the different phrases on it. great job.

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  2. I am LOVEING this! I might have to make one now ;) and thanks for joining the challage! I did one too http://growingthehome.blogspot.com/2011/11/pretty-pinings.html

    and I can't wait to see what Sherry and Kate have in store for us. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. What a cute idea!!! I am also loving the bag that is hanging where did you get it?

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  4. Thanks so much to all of you! I heart the pinterest challenge :.) the bag came from anthropologie :.)

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  5. Ok I love what you did, the sayings,etc... but Im drooling over your coat, scarf and bag! Sorry, I have fashion A-D-D right now. Those colors are fabulous!

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  6. I love this! I just switched my wooden hangers for the slim line ones (we need the room in my tiny shared closet) so I have tons of wooden hangers that need a new purpose! Thank you! Maybe in january when they do the wineries challenge you'll be my pinterest inspiration!

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  7. *winter, not wineries. Autocorrect is not my friend!

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  8. Thanks so much ladies! You all are the sweetest!

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  9. Nice work... Can we borrow your husband?

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  10. thats brillant!! so easy and useful!! too bad i just bought a new wardrobe, but i will kepp this idea in minde! :)

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