A Bit of FALL on New Hall Coat Hook Shelf

Happy Labour Day! I head back to work tomorrow after a full two month summer vacation and I have been busy trying to finish a few projects. I have been wanting to add some hooks to our front hall and came up with a solution this past week.

We had four extra black iron coat hooks that matched the ones we are using in the basement stairway. I considered staining a plank of wood and then decided to add the hooks to this little shelf we had in the basement TV room.

Dark basement photo of the garage sale shelf's first makeover.

There seemed to be too much blank space above the peg hooks where the oh so 90's wallpaper border featuring teddy bears on hunter green paint once was. Does anyone else remember the craft shows with vendors selling stacks of these with assorted borders?

I am liking its new look by the front door so much better. (Please excuse the iphone photos on a very sunny day in our dark hall.) We have a coat closet to the left and the hooks in the stairway but this will be a quick landing spot for scarves, bags and our guys ballcaps until we get a chance to put them away.

A bonus is the shelf for display. Our door bell is in an awkward spot but I will either paint it the wall colour (BM Revere Pewter) or find something to cover it.

Our oldest son had a bunch of scrap lumber in his truck from a finished job and I rescued the better pieces from the fire pit pile. After some sanding, craft paints and stain, I hand painted letters for a little 'fall' display. Both the coat hook shelf and Fall display were $0 projects as we had everything on hand.

I still plan to add beefier trim above our front door and I have the closet door left to paint and change the hardware on. I will share photos when it is complete.

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  1. That is adorable! I love the letters too - great job!!

  2. Great job Elizabeth. Looks awesome.

  3. I like how you made over that wall shelf. yes, I remember seeing those shelves with wallpaper border on them. Sometimes it's good for a trend to end! LOL.

  4. Love your wall color - Revere Pewter is all over my house too!!! And, the Fall blocks are really sweet!


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