Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Foyer Progress

Woot!  Basement progress is continuing (more on that soon!), so our wireless network is back up and running and I can access pictures from the other computer.  So, now I can bring you these (which, by the way, are quite old). 

Back in November, I finally made my way to the Wood Shack, and it did not disappoint!  I really should have brought my camera and taken pictures of all the treasures they have there, but making your way through aisles of treasures (many of which are breakable!) with one child in arms and the other in tow makes stopping to snap shots somewhat difficult.  But, I did score this beauty for $35!

An architectural piece of molding, often used at the top of doorways in many older homes was the perfect piece for my coat rack.  It's beautiful, it's heavy (oak!), it already has beautiful moldings attached, it has plenty of space for coat hooks, and best of all, it's being recycled.  Sure, I could have gone to Target and picked up a coat rack fairly cheaply (which wouldn't have been nearly as beautiful) and sure, I could have gone and picked up wood to make my own.  But I liked being able to pick up an old piece of history, make it our own, and put it into our newer home, and hopefully in the process make it feel a little less like a tract home. 

After some light sanding (so that the paint would adhere better), two coats of paint and five coat hooks, we have ourselves a new rack!

All in all, not the cheapest make over (like I said, I know I could have done it cheaper) but it wasn't about doing it "cheap".  Up next, the bench!


Kate said...

That is GORGEOUS! I think we might need to take some inspiration for your awesome DIY style.

Sherri said...

Awww, thanks Kate! We certainly are trying. We feel a bit like we've been in the house for 4 years but never really quite made it our own. We still have framed art in the guest room that we've never hung on the walls lol!

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