When we built our home, the house plan called for a coat closet to be the first thing guests saw as they came into our front entry. I nixed that, and had them turn the closet so it was in the hallway. Because of its placement near the basement stairwell, the closet ended up being very small - and just not practical for coats, etc. So, for the past ten years we made do with hooks in the laundry room, the bed, chair, etc.
Well, I had been planning and scheming about what to do to make this area a little more user friendly, and with the farmhouse style so popular, and our house be a farmhouse style house (!) inside and out, a beadboard and hook installation was a perfect solution.!
I picked up a $12.00 roll of beadboard wallpaper, a quart of paint, three coathoaks and went to town!
The first piece of beadboard wall paper went up - so fast and easy!
The last of the beadboard (two full, and one small piece in total). I didn't even make a dent in my wallpaper roll - I have tons of it left.
Mr. Bluebird helped me out with the trim boards, mitering, and installing of the coathooks.
Ta da! The (almost) finished product! I say "almost" because I still plan on adding a vertical board to the right. I will have to head to Menard's to pick one up, as it wasn't part of my original plan, but I really think it needs it to give it a finished look. I also needed to put woodfiller in the screw hole on the upper right.
But here's the thing - I couldn't wait to show you guys what I have been working on, so I am taking a chance by posting without all the little details attended to. Hope you still like me after that!!!
Anyway, this was a fun, easy, and FAST project (under two hours from start to (almost!) finished. The cost was less than $40, including the wrought iron hooks. The poplar board was only $2.18! I really rather like how it turned out. This is the view while standing in our kitchen - makes me smile!
Love it when a project turns out!!!!
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