It all started when reader Sandy said she wanted to meet up with me. How cool!
“Do you want to meet at the local restaurant… the house…?”
“HOUSE! But please don’t pick up or anything.”
Heh. That would be a little like saying to someone there’s no need for a plate to serve up dinner. Nooo…. I had to clean.
So clean I did. For an entire week!
I’ll show you some fun pics of Sandy’s visit soon… but today, I’m going to show you one small redo that made such a big, lovely difference!
All thanks to a little cleaning.
I’ve written about this area before. HERE is the first draft. And while it was ok, I didn’t love the crate. There just wasn’t enough room to hang stuff.
So after removing it, I piled up more signs, and made it more effective for coat hanging.
NOW I love it!
How to make this old signs coat hook entry
1. Stencil random sized boards with random stencils for a collected over time look.
2. Screw boards into the wall, staggering the heights. Add shorter cuts to fill in the gaps.
3. Attach hooks where desired.
How I painted these signs is HERE
I hung them up similar to THIS PROJECT HERE
How to stencil is HERE
Stencils shown above are from the Getaway Collection HERE
For install, I just placed one into position, and screwed it into the wall.
They were hung similar to THIS post shows.
The rest just fit around the first one, much like a puzzle, scattering the hooks and lettering and varying heights.
Hook are not easy to find in my neck of the woods!
As luck would have it, I found these hooks at Villabarnes on Etsy. I got two large packages of all kinds of odds and sods which I positively fell for HARD!
It was so fun to team the perfect board with the perfectly toned hook!
And a few freshly cut white lilacs in a mason jar sealed the deal.
Maybe Sandy should visit more often… 🙂
12 thoughts on “Revamped hallway old sign coat hooks entry”
Now you’ve gone and done it. I HAVE to go get some old fencing that someone has on craigslist and make these. Been trying to think of what to do on the wall going to the garage and my hubbies office and this is it. Coats, keys, purses,and no telling what else will soon have a home and not just disappear in the house.
I love it Donna and everything about your home. If you visit us, please give me a months notice…..at least. You have made me realize that I have been decorating for a resale someday, I have forgotten about ME and what I actually love. Thank you for that.
Fantastic, as always, Donna. I just knew you would rock those hooks.
Love the signs in the hall they look great and it looks very clean !
I know what you mean about cleaning though, I’ve got a Danish Exchange Student arriving tonight so have spent the day cleaning not that they probably will notice.
Oh, I love the stenciled boards with the hooks. The hooks are really cool. And your directions are so easy to follow. Gather wood,screw in wall and attach hook. My kind of project! Donna, I was wondering how you screwed the wood together when you built your pallet sofa. I was doing some back reading on building, and I noticed the wood supports are very thick. Do you come at an angle with the screws? And you would be happy for me because the other day I started briefly looking at drills. Thanks for this post and keep them coming!
I predrilled holes through the 3×3, then screwed straight in. It wasn’t easy. The wood was super compact which broke a few screws. LOL
I’d suggest in a Kreg Jig so you can attach differently, but since I didn’t and still don’t have one, I go old school.
Congrats on your drill shopping! I suggest a smaller Makita with a 18v lithium battery! Super powerful without the struggle of holding it up with two hands!
Here’s one from Amazon I like… (affiliate link). It’s the same price as 2 drills (cheaper if you get two vs just one!) but you get a free grinder with it! I also suggest to purchase an extra battery to have on hand.
Here’s a post I wrote on all my fav tools, and bits, with links on where to find them!
It’s awesome. Love it.
The signs/holders look awesome!
Love this! Hubs and I sanded down an old black 2×4 and used mismatched hooks in the entryway of our basement. We typically come in through the basement, so that area is our “mudroom” if you will. There are pics on a recent post if you are interested. I really like that you can see the wall peeking through amongst the signs on yours. Awesome job!
Whoops! It entered without my site. ^^^^
Now I know what to do with the beautiful old wood from my 1893 corn crib. Would love to
chat, but got to get to it!! Thanks
It looks fantastic!!! You must have an amazing house 🙂