This next project was a vision I had in my mind involving this piece of wood you see below. Unfortunately things don't always come out looking as great as they do in your mind. So reality bit the dust on this one.
But being one to not give up so easily I persisted because necessity is the mother of invention. And so I am here to share with you how to make an easy rustic hook rack for your entryway. Because we all need someplace to hang our necessities.
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What I desperately needed was wall organization ideas for my tiny hallway. You know when you walk in the door and want to hang up your grocery bags or that sweater you throw on to run outside to get the mail. It had to be small yet nice looking.
I had done another one similar which you can see here but I needed something smaller because my entryway is tiny!
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I rummaged through my dad's stash and came up with this winner. It was just an old piece of wood.
It had a lot of age to it in the form of marks and old white paint. I have no idea how it ended up like this. The only thing that I knew was that I really liked that rustic look.
Now if you know me you know I am always with a paint brush in my hands and normally that is what I would have done to this piece of wood. Except that this time I stopped myself and said "Self why can't you leave well enough alone? This piece of wood is like you, a certain age and it is proud to show off its wrinkles and white hair!"
All I did to it was pass a little creme wax over it to give it a bit of shine. You know like when you use mousse on your hair!
And what better way to compliment this aged beauty then with some stunning matte nickel hooks. I had received these from the D. Lawless Company and knew they would make a perfect pairing with my beautiful rustic wood.
Doesn't the aged wood look great with that lovely soft finish on the hooks?
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I screwed on two eye hooks so that I'd be able to hang them on the wall. Here you see twine which is also another option.
Instead of fighting to see who will get all the attention they seem to be in harmony and complement each other perfectly!
And here they are holding all of the bare necessities!
Sometimes you really need to leave well enough alone and listen to your old self! ;)
Now when I'm ready to run out the door I just grab my stuff and go...and wink at that rustic wood which can teach us all some life lessons!
Sometimes it is just easier to make something yourself then to go out and buy it. I mean where else could I have used this gorgeous rustic beauty but in my entryway! And learned to appreciate all those wrinkles!
I hope you will try your hand at making your own easy rustic wood hook rack. Stop on by D. Lawless Hardware and have a look at their huge variety of hooks!
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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