One thing you should know about me- I hate piles, I hate clutter, and I hate disorganization. That is not to say I'm the most organized person in the world, but I really think that everything should have a "place" and it should return to its proper place for storage.
This includes clothing. It belongs in a drawer, on a hanger in the closet, on a door hook, or in the hamper- not on the floor. This is where Chris and I don't always see eye to eye. It also includes coats, rain coats, and diaper bags. Getting Chris to hang his coat back in the coat closet on a routine basis is a losing battle- not worth the nagging.
We previously owned this hideous coat rack, which I absolutely hated. Not only was it ugly, but it was also very cheap and easily tipped over. But I conceded to keep it because it was better than the alternative- coats and bags on the stairwell, floor, couch, window seat. We had been on the look out for a new and better coat rack for the past 2 or 3 years but never found anything we could agree on that was in our price range. Well last winter, I finally had it with this coat rack and got rid of it.
I had been dealing with coats and bags everywhere- even though it drove me crazy.
And then I saw this shelf tutorial on Jen's blog, At Home in the Northwest. I loved the shelf and the hooks and immediately knew it would look great with the crown molding in our entry way. Because I don't have fancy power tools and am not very skilled in wood working, I turned to my Dad. Who does own many power tools and does quite a bit of woodworking as a hobby. So this isn't so much of a DIY, but rather a DID (Do It Dad)
How amazing does this look?
Like I said on Friday, having this new rack to hang coats and bags on really might have been the best part of my week. No more piles of clutter, coats, and bags.
You should check out Jen's blog for more great practical DIY projects and home decorating ideas.