I managed to keep my head attached to my body, I still have a considerable amount of hair as well, and my wine rack....well, let's not talk about that. Ahem.
All jokes aside, I did manage to get some crafting on this week! In a major way it seems, which I partially blame on stress, and Pinterest. It's a good outlet, nonetheless.
The idea began on a Sunday afternoon, as I stared at my purse on kitchen table. Anyone who knows me, knows it's huge and full of many things. Many. Of course, The Hubby's jacket was strewn over our chair in the living room, causing me to get a teeny bit twitchy. Coats in our house rarely make it to the closet, where they belong. Chair in the living room, on the kitchen chairs or on the shoe rack. It grates on my nerves, in a never-ending way. I've been saying we need a coat rack for awhile, but the ones at the store just seemed blah and overpriced to me. In my mind, I saw visions of teal, maybe with a bit of a rustic edge, if I could manage the vision dancing in my head. It would be beautiful! Of course, as you can imagine, my inner less crafty, counterpart mocked my eagerness. So I turned to Pinterest for confidence, and ideas, then off to the local home hardware store I went.
Confession: I may have wandered around in the store like a lost fool for about 40 minutes before being brave enough to ask for help. Yeah. I know where the wood is now, and the paint. And where to ask for help, most importantly.
Here's the list you'll need:
DIY Coat Rack
Slat of wood (any size- I went and picked a size I liked, and then had it cut to size by the helpful people at the store)
Paint and Paint Brush
Decorative Wallpaper (you could skip the paint if you find a wallpaper you like on it's own. In general, I hate wallpaper, so I went with a kind I could paint over and have a funky finish).
What I absolutely adored about this project is that it really was simple, and fool proof. Meaning a non-crafting wannabe crafter like myself could do this and not make a mistake that couldn't be easily fixed. The perfectionist in me stays away from crafting mainly because there is a wide margin for severe error. That, and I'm rather impatient.
1. Measure wallpaper to size on wooden slat, then soak in water according to instructions in wallpaper.
2. Place on wooden slat, and allow to dry for at least 20-30 minutes, longer would be better.
3. Paint. Repeat until you get desired color.
4. Place hooks in desired spaces, and drill in place.
5. Hang on wall
The cost of this project was minimal too, less then a new coat hanger at any big box store, unique and by far, it is exceptionally more sturdy than those would have been too. Big win on my part, I say!
Next week, I'll show you the rest of the budget friendly and non-crafter friendly projects I did to brighten up our boring entry way! I'm quite inspired to do the rest of the house now.
So tell me friends, what did you do this week to liven up your home or self?