Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Redefined Entry Way...

For months now I have wanted
to take down the wall coat rack
in my small entry way. And FINALLY!!! with
the help of my wonderful husband~
it's gone and in it's place is
something more useful and
easier on the eyes. ;)

Here is how my entry way looked

(wow, this picture makes my entry look VERY small)

Anyway...that's what it has looked like
for a few years now.
4 for each of us!
But~~>no room for guests and not easily
reachable for the little fellas in our life.

Time for a change.

I talked my hubby into helping me. I
wanted to DIABM (do it all by myself)
but truthfully...I'm not
real comfortable with the air compressor
or the nail gun. Plus, I found
it handier to have his assistance
while measuring and leveling!
YES! He is the best!

I headed to Lowe's and bought
2 pieces of MDF board.
1- 5 1/2" tall x 8ft
1- 3 1/2" tall x 8ft

My handy hubby cut
them to size for me.
We decided what height we wanted them.
And to this, there was no rhyme or reason really.
We based it off of the
previous coat rack.
Then decided a good height for
the little one's by having our
3yr. stand by the wall.
Using the nail gun we
secured 'em to the wall.

I used paintable caulk and caulked the edges, tops
and bottoms.
For the record:
But I gave it my all.

Once dry, I taped off the edges
and the top along the wall.
And painted using the color of
the trim in our house.

I gave it two good coats and
removed the tape. Oh-and I put the
outlet cover back on.

Took me some
running around to finally
find the best price on hooks.
~~>At Target of all places.
Naturally, my last stop.<~~
I bought double hook robe hooks
 (that sounds redundant, lol)
and single hooks in oil rubbed bronze.
The hooks were the bulk of the cost.
Otherwise this DYI project was
very affordable!


And yes, I do still
stop and stare!
What a simple, affordable
project to breathe new life into our entry.
It even looks bigger!

Lots more hooks and the kids can reach!

And this is what my 3yr old uses some of the 
hooks for:
(hee hee)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

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  1. Looks great. Can't wait to give my walls a new "treatment" Laughed out loud at the shoes. Too funny!

  2. I love the transformation, Carrie. It really does make the entryway look larger and more functional. Very nice. Lesa

  3. I LOVE IT!!! It's perfect for the space!! andrea@townandprairie

  4. Very cute...I wish I had thought of this a long time ago. I have always hated the clutter at my front door. Good job from one Carrie to another without the e!