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Friday, January 22, 2010

Weekend Project

My husband dreads the words, "I was just thinking. . . ."  Those words always lead to another home improvement.

Our front entry had no place for coats and shoes.  It's a small area where a hall tree would occupy too much space.  So, I was thinking. . . . why not hang a panel of white bead board with vintage hooks directly on the wall?

Behind the front door is prime real estate.  It's otherwise wasted space and doesn't interfere with foot traffic.  We bought the bead board and white paint at our local hangout, The Home Depot.  I purchased the vintage wire hooks in Idaho ($1 each!)  The shoe tray is from Home Goods ($8!)

I'm having so much fun hanging pretty things from the hooks!


stefanie said...

Very cute!!!!


Great idea! One can never have too many hooks.

Atelier de Charo said...

Sure is a great idea.

stefanie said...

to answer your question, no the walls are not beadboard...I am mad at myself, to save money...which I hate, I went with this other board, you can see it on my blog, which the paint isn't covering good. Beadboard and almost anything else was double the price of what I put up...but I would of been happier. I need to stop being so

Sweetie Pie Suite said...

this looks great! I have a small hallway just inside the front door where I placed a row of hooks. Here in AZ we don't wear jackets too often, but you're right about finding all sorts of stuff to hang on these hooks! dog leashes, extra keys, the occasional jacket, bike locks, pretty bags and doo-dads, so many ideas!!

Mermaid Queen said...

The hooks look great Cindy, and I love the heart and candles. Happy New Year to you my dear!
Take care,

Sweetie Pie Suite said...

thanks for your invite! I don't get to ca too often, but when I do, I will surely look you up!

sissie said...

What a great idea. I love it!

Elyse said...

hi cindy,

i am loving this idea and have just the spot!

rock on!


Mimi Sue said...

So cute and practical too. Mimi

Brabourne Farm said...

Love this idea and love hooks! I've used a row of big hooks and coathangers in one of our guest rooms instead of a wardrobe. Leigh

Alison Gibbs said...

Funny my husband shudders when I say those same words = I've been thinking!!!LOL

~ ♥ LISBETH ♥~ said...


It`s not only your husband that dreads those words! lol

Your hooks looks great.

All the best,

Miss Gracie's House said...

Isn't that the way it works?! what starts as *function* quickly turns to *beauty*! Great idea, BTW!

TJ said...

What a great idea. I have a small area when we enter the house from the gargage and wondered what I could do. I may just copy-cat! :)

Tracey said...

Cindy it looks FANTASTIC!!! I love beadboard and the hooks are a genius idea...we could use some of those over here!

My husband dreads it when I start "just thinking" too :) He told me this morning that the problem is I never STOP thinking...that's the part he doesn't like...seems he thinks I spend my whole day just dreaming up new decorating projects...gasp!

Have a great weekend ~

:) T