Sunday, July 22, 2012

Coat Rack

I love the inspiration that can be found on blogs and Pinterest.

Recently two of my blogging buddies both posted similar projects that had me heading to my pile of scrap wood to create something similar.

Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence posted about this coat rack she created from wood from her scrap pile.
And Linda @ Coastal Charm showed a similar idea using her scrap wood to create a clever photo frame.
Seeing these projects was just the the nudge I needed to dig out this chippy white wood scrap in my basement and work on my own coat rack/photo holder.
I cut the wood into five same-sized pieces (I'm loving my miter saw) and anchored them to another piece of scrap wood.  I then added a length of chain for the hanger.
Here's the front view.
I found some old wood knobs in my ever-growing stash of "stuff" and screwed one into each of the five wood sections.
I hung the knobs low on the wood so the chippy paint finish would still be exposed when things were hanging off the knobs.
And if I want to also display photos, I have ample space to tack some 4 x 6 photos above the knobs (in this case, a picture of my son taken 15 years ago).
Thanks to both Becky and Linda for the inspiration for this project!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Framed Key Project

First I want to thank all of you for the wonderful comments you left on the tribute post to my Dad.  I really can't fully convey how much that meant to me.

I haven't had much time to work on projects the past couple of weeks so I thought I would show you a framed key project I made awhile back.

It was probably close to a year ago when I backed some small frames with burlap and framed a few old keys.
I liked the keys framed but individually the small frames did not have a lot of impact.

So I found a larger frame and backed it with a 1950's draft drawing.
I then glued the smaller frames to the larger frame and my project was finished.
Hope you are keeping cool in this hot weather!