13 – Compact old signs and crate coat hook area and the value of patience

Compact old signs and crate coat hook area made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
With all the Christmas going up everywhere, I looked around my own place today, shook my head, tripped over the junk on the floor on my way to the paint brush, and started painting again.

I’m behind, Christmas wise. BUT, the uphill effort IS paying off!

This tired hallway I talked about HERE seems like weeks ago and it was just last week.

I can’t wait for you to get a closer look at the moulding around that door… soon! But isn’t it pretty? So close to the moulding I grew up with.

The hardware store only had enough wood for one doorway, so more coming soon, along with a tutorial. I had to figure it out first anyway…

Compact old signs and crate coat hook area made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
So, back to this stuff hanging up. We have a terrible habit of wearing our coats all the way upstairs, then tossing them on the sofa.

It may (it does) have a lot to do with the entry needing a reno. I’ve removed nearly all the hooks and junk off the JUNK ENTRY WALL because I’ve been using it for other projects.

I repurpose repurposed stuff that’s already repurposing. 

It never ends, folks.

Grain sack styled leatherette purse hanging from old signs coat hooks made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
So, this old sign coat hook area or hall tree is very much needed right where it is. And it’s fun to look at too!

Crate and old signs coat hook entry made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
It’s a mini take on this setup HERE, which I LOVE. Hopefully will implement something like that in my front entry soon.

small bucket of evergreen branches for Christmas inside a crate holding keys / funkyjunkinteriors.net
The tiniest dash of Christmas also made an appearance.

Once I can walk around here, you know I’m good for more. Hopefully sooner than later!


antler hanging an old gone cycling rustic sign / funkyjunkinteriors.net
crate holding keys / funkyjunkinteriors.net
So as I watch everyone else’s Christmas trees glisten,

hallway before
I’ll turn my back to my own mess all over the place…

Compact old sign coat hooks area, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils beside vintage moulding doorway / funkyjunkinteriors.net
And remind myself that everyone’s pace and place is different. 

Patience is so hard… but the rewards, so high!

Now, off to finish the living room, because I’m not allowing myself to pick up a tree until the new paint is complete.

compact old sign coat hook area in a hallway using Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net


Guess I need to stare this way for just a little longer…

Make the old signs with THESE stencils.

From Crap to Clean before Christmas! Funky Junk Interiors.57 PM
And in other good news, we are continuing From Crap to Clean into the new year. Because we all have WAY more stuff to do! How about you?

How’d you do this past week?

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18 thoughts on “13 – Compact old signs and crate coat hook area and the value of patience

  1. Love the clean look. I too am up to painting and cleaning more than decorating this year.. My son almost fell through the bath upstairs so we are ripping that out and re doing. Money you don’t want to spend at the Holidays but looks great in the end and ya know ya wont have to do it again for years.. Cant wait to see your tree.

  2. Gorgeous doorways! I love how you created that block at the bottom of the doorway buy turning around a piece of molding (at least that’s what it looks like) so the back side wraps the baseboard.

    • Thanks Vicki! That’s actually just a doubled up ‘square’ of a plank! I’ll show you my hack very soon… well, as soon as the new wood comes in! I’ll have lots of practice with 4 more to do… make that 8 if I count the other sides… yikes. What have I started? LOL

  3. Yay!! You go girl!! It looks so bright and fresh! The whole setup is very fun and practical. Now off to the living room. I think all you really need there is that awesome fireplace. That pretty much sets the tone for the room.

    • Thanks Mary! And great minds… I already have my mantel loaded with a dry fit of assembled junk, not yet fine tuned. I may showcase that in next week’s blog hop.

      But I refuse to perfect it until that room is cleaned up. Who am I kidding… I can’t get the camera in the middle of the room the way it’s standing right now… 🙂

  4. Oh I just love what you do with old stuff!!! You’re a master designer!
    Did you make the “Gone Cycling” sign? Do you sell them? I’d love it as a gift for a friend. Thanks…Toni PS: Love what you are doing in the hallway!

    • Thanks Toni! The Gone Cycling was a gift… it sure is cute, isn’t it? I can’t imagine it being that hard to make with a small enough stencil… I’ll have to debate on something like that for my own line… thinking!

  5. Love what I see in the sneak peek of your updated hallway and those signs make everything look better! No sign of a glistening Christmas tree around here yet either.

  6. I promised myself that I will not do any decorating until I have weeded out the clothes, knick knacks, etc. out of here. Our last “child” has left the nest and we want to put the house on the market and I want the tax deduction for this year. My decorations may not go up until the 24th.

    • Well Patty, there is NOTHING like a deadline! I think you should invite a few friends over for Christmas… that’ll get your decluttering and tree done pronto! If you need the extra push that is.. 🙂

      That’s a great idea. I may have to do the same for me. Thinking!

  7. We don’t celebrate Christmas, so there isn’t any gift-buying or seasonal decorating to be done, but we did join the flock at Lowe’s Home Improvement store to pick up a package of staples for the staple gun for a project we were doing at home! $3.18! Big spenders, we are!

  8. I really like this idea. I think I would use your Maui Coffee stencil. Hope that someday you might do another Hawaiian or some kind of surfing and beach stencil. That would be awesome.

  9. So glad you left the original doors…for now. We used all old solid wood 2 panel doors, but things I didn’t consider were some are a little warped and now yrs. later don’t close the way they should. Something you might consider rather than changing doors is to use an old back plate & knob, which I did on all doors too. Love the hallway deco & especially the box for shoes.

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