TGIF Friends! In the Southeast, we have been bombarded with snow and now tons of rain. Luckily, the bad weather has forced us to stay indoors and work on a few projects. One thing we did was finally install a coat hanger in the Butler’s Pantry!
I’ve had this piece for a long time. It’s a distressed wooden piece with vintage door knobs. Previously it hung in my son’s room. I had his favorite hats and his old pair of ice skates hanging from it. Of course, then we moved. I didn’t find a spot for it until recently. This is how it looked originally.
I believe this was originally a piece of a decorative door panel. Or maybe a large drawer? Three of the sides are beveled and the bottom is flat. At any rate, I love it was repurposed into a coat hanger using vintage knobs. Isn’t the detail pretty?
I needed something to hang clothes on in the Butler’s Pantry as I’m pulling things out of the dryer. Before we painted the cabinets I was using the handles on the cabinet doors to hang the clothes until I put them away. (Am I the only one that does these things?) But now the cabinets are painted, I don’t dare risk scratching the paint! I remembered I had this piece in storage and thought it would be perfect to hang on the wall adjacent to the washer and dryer. So, with a level, pencil and a few wall anchors and screws, it’s installed! (With the Butler’s help. Thanks Honey!)
On the left is one of the original knobs. I love it, but you know me, I have to change things just a tad. I switched it out with an antique crystal door knob I had in my stash. And who doesn’t love a good crystal knob? <3
Now the three knobs can hold my clean hanging clothes until I’m ready to put them away. And, the hangers will not scratch my cabinets. And after all of the trouble we went to painting the cabinets, I want nothing to damage them.
The rack hangs above the oddly placed utility boxes. But, it is a perfect height for hanging clothes without getting in the way of the washer and dryer. (Or bumping my head on the knobs!) Theoretically it can hold actual coats, but that would make the room look messy. We can’t have that! Not with double crystal chandeliers hanging in the same room.
I’m glad to have one more thing checked off of my to-do list. This piece looks pretty and interesting when not in use, and stands ready for laundry day. And, a bit of a confession. I hate doing laundry. In our last house I had baskets with everyone’s name and rows of hooks for hanging clothes. It was convenient, but then the clean clothes would stay there for days. In this house, I did away with the baskets so I would be forced to put away the clothes as soon as I fold them. Plus, I don’t want the new Butler’s Pantry to look cluttered, so I put everything away asap. Which is probably how most people do laundry, now that I think about it.
Well, I’m off to wrap more Christmas gifts. Don’t forget, today is the last day to order online and get free shipping! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely weekend! xoxo Dell