Hooks in the Side Entry

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I've mentioned before that we have a teeny tiny addition on our side entry that the previous owners built. I'm grateful for the extra few feet of space since the original house design had people walking in right onto the stair landing!
While I'm grateful for the little bit of extra space that the addition provides, I'm not grateful for the design. Nothing, and I mean nothing matches the rest of the house. Each wall is a different material, there is no door on the little coat cubby, and there is light beige carpeting that is no longer light beige if-you-know-what-I-mean.
Awhile back I decided to organize the little coat closet nook since it had become a catch-all for all kinds of ugly junk. Phonebooks, flashlights, old newspapers, hats, dog toys, you name it.
With that spot organized and looking pretty, my next problem was finding a place to store all of Coop's little jackets and snowsuits.
We decided to add a small row of hooks along one of the walls for an extra bit of hanging storage.
This was a super easy project. One of those things that we wish we had done months ago! We picked up a 4-foot piece of pine as well as five oil-rubbed bronze hooks from Lowe's.
We cut the board to size, primed it with indoor, all-purpose primer, painted it with two coats of leftover trim paint (Simply White by Benjamin Moore), and screwed in the hooks. (My clever hubs made sure to conceal the screws underneath the hooks.)
Don't get me wrong, the space is still small and still ugly.

However, at least we now have a spot for some tiny jackets until we get around to a full-fledged side entry renovation!
P.S. I love me some green but I'm getting tired of that colour! I'm thinking it's time for an update.
P.S.S. Don't tell Alex.
P.S.S.S. I really, really appreciated your thoughtful and supportive comments on my last post.
Today's Random:
We just finished watching the first season of Downton Abbey. I keep having to stop myself from speaking in a British accent when I'm out in public. ;)


  1. Oh wait till you get further along in Downton! It's so good! Hooks look great!:)

  2. Love the little hooks! There's some real negative people out there, don't let anyone deter you!! You are an amazing mom,friend and wife!! I don't know how you even find time to do what you already do!!!! HAHAHA! That little Coopster is ADORABLE! Hearts will get broken!


  3. Love the hooks! I just finished season 1, too, and I'm having to read Facebook very carefully because some of my friends are not too happy about some things that happened at the end of season 3. I think they need to add *spoiler alert* to their statuses! :)

  4. this has been on my long lists of mini projects to-do! I'm glad that you've completed it (& it looks fab!), makes me feel like I've completed it too. Hahaha ...

  5. Looks great, Sarah! We just hung up one hook for Maura's coats/snow pants, etc. and even that makes such a difference. It is way easier to keep things clean when you have a place to put everything.

    Aaahhh! Downtown Abbey is awesome!!! Keep up with it, Season 3 just ended and it is awesome:)

  6. I did a little hook project yesterday too! I must seriously live under a rock because I don't know what Downton Abbey is! I keep reading how everyone is watching it and I think, huh, where have I been!! Anyone else new to the Downton Abbey scene?.......um anyone? :)

  7. I have noticed you've been quiet for almost two weeks. I hope everything is well in your corner of the world.

  8. LOVE DOWNTON ABBEY! Beautiful hooks. This is on my list of things to do to my own entryway. I can't wait to hank my hooks for hanging haha :)

  9. These are really nice hooks. I recently added a bunch of rows of hooks in my closet for miscellaneous storage like belts, purses, etc. I have to move now, and am kind of sad that where I will be living I won't be able to put up any hooks... and I am not sure how I am going to live without them!!

  10. It's been over two weeks since your last lovely post. I hope all is well with you and yours.

  11. Hi....this looks like the same color.as a photo on Pinterest where you used vintage pie tins....what is the paint color?

    1. The color on the walls where the pie plates are displayed is called Seagrass by Para Paints.



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