Today I had most of the day off. I say that with a little bit of a chuckle... I did a Home Staging consultation for about 2 hours today and came home in time to run the 8 year old to her softball game. When we got home I cleaned the kitchen then she decided it was time to redo her room. I put my foot down on painting the whole thing AGAIN, so we did a few cosmetic things. There was a floating shelf that was hung on her wall and had fallen off a few months ago. That went back up (I really don't like those things by the way, all the measuring and toggle bolts, aarrgghh) I then decided to get the supplies needed to make her a coat rack. I have seen some really cute ones in blogland and thought I could copy them.
Here was the first one I saw at 9 o'clock Dance of Joy
Then I saw this idea at Drab to Fab
And this one was my favorite at From My Front Porch to Yours
Off to the Home Depot I went to get my supplies. I spent a total of $20 and some change.
I already had screws, sandpaper and paint to finish it all off.
This is the Cool Tool of the day. I had them cut my 2x2 in to a 5' piece and I cut the other pieces. I got a 4x1 and a 3x1 and cut 2 pieces each of 4x4 and a 3x3. I then drilled a hole in the center of each of them and ran these bad boys through.
Don't know where they came from but thought they would work for this project.
Put the 8 year old to work since it is for her room.
The finished product. I will say I should have used a 4x4 to make this. I now need to go back to the Depot and find something to make this more stable. If you notice all the pictures that I was so crazy about, they all used 4x4s. Lesson learned... I think it is cute anyway and you wont even see it once she gets all her bags and hats on it.
I can check this off my to-do list but need to add stabilizer brackets to a new list... The list never end here.
As Always, Karie
ps. I will have some pieces left over so stay tune for what I will do with them. They are cut and ready for me to find more patients to get through another project. Since I tackled two (hanging shelf and coat rack) I am in patients deficit right now.