February 15, 2011

A Impromptu Project

It's been said that diamonds are a girls best friend.

I have to disagree.

I'd say, hooks are a girls best friend.

Diamonds are few and far between in this humble home.  But hooks - -  those I have a lot of.  Fancy, plain, new, old - - it doesn't matter I like them all.  I like them so much in fact almost every room in the house is sporting a few.  In the kitchen, the entry way, by the backdoor, in the storage area, in every bedroom and every bathroom.  The usefulness of hooks have me hooked! 
(ha, ha, get it - hooks have me hooked - - ha, ha - - OK, moving on)

In my bedroom I have this mini hallway leading to the master bath and closet.  It's the perfect place for a row of hooks.

The problem is, I started with four and now I have two.  Ok, one and a half.  This one is hanging in there - barely.

Thinking that something needed to be done - - pronto.  I removed the remaining hooks and searched the garage for supplies.  I found a three foot length of 1X8 and some trim - - JACKPOT!

I used my new favorite painting technique and hung it on the wall using flushing mounting hardware.

I think this impromptu project turned out pretty good.

Don't you?


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  1. I think it looks great! The paint finish you did is beautiful! This is a project I am hoping to tackle sometime in 2011. But I just have one question...what the heck is flushing mounting hardware? Because I really have a fear that I will build a coatrack and it won't stay up or I'll end up with big holes in the wall.

  2. Love it Robin! It looks great and I love the painting technique you used!

  3. Hi Robin,
    That looks really great! That is really the best way to hang hooks. My entry way is ringed with hooks. My house was built in 1927 and all of the hooks are installed on a board like yours that is part of the trim work. It has lasted these 80 some years, so I'm sure your hooks are secure now.
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. That looks great. I am a hook person too, but I tend to run into them. I've just about poked my eye out a few times, so I just make sure there's a lot of stuff hing on them so I can't miss them. I have to go check out your new painting technique now.

  5. I love it! I want to make one too to hang my straw hats on...you should have a hook party! :)

  6. It looks wonderful, Robin! Completely transformed the ordinary hooks!

  7. Hi Robin!

    I LOOOVE IT! I'll take two, please :) You gotta love when you can find things in the garage and make something awesome! Looks great!

    Just catching up with everyone. Have a great night! xo

  8. I love the new hooks! I can get out of control with the hooks around the house :) I love your painting technique, looks awesome.
    I passed along the Stylish Blogger Award to you, check it out on my blog!

  9. I think it turned out great. Love impromptu, spontaneous projects like that.

  10. It is very cute! I love the look of it. Don't ya just love when things happen like that! :)

  11. Love it and the paint technique! I too love hooks, no diamonds here!

  12. yay! great job! love the end result (especially with stuff you already had in the garage!) go girl! so funny as I just started drafting a post about hooks just yesterday....so when I can get my pictures taken and loaded, you'll be seeing one from me too! a girl cannot have too many hooks!


  13. Very nice. I love hooks too--can never have enough. I am looking for some tiny ones to hang banners, etc... from in my office. Hop over and link this post up if you like to my brand new Wednesday link party--I'd love to include it--your photos look amazing!

  14. Very nice! You solved a problem and made the hooks look so much better!

  15. I like it, looks wonderful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

  16. Looks REALLY fantastic. Love the effect on the wood!


  17. great transformation! Lots of character :)
    Thanks for linking up!

  18. Love the hooks on the aged wood! Looks great!


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