Trash to Treasure

It seems like the moment the kids walk in the door their coats are flung to the floor as they run off to play. If I ask them to put them away correctly they just set them on a chair! As frustrating as it is for me, as a mom I can understand why. Our coat closet is on the other side of the house and they are both to short to reach the hangers anyways. My solution was to get hooks to put on the wall by the door. However, I'm not going to spend the money right now on a want. What do to do? Start thinking outside the box, or in this case, inside the closet!

When we moved into our house we removed the rods that were in all the bedroom closets and put nice metal closet organizer systems in them instead. For almost three years these wood sections with hooks have been laying around in the "stock pile" in the basement workshop area. While looking for paint supplies I found them. I just added one hook off of one of the other pieces of wood and painted it black.

Now we have a great looking coat rack that cost me nothing. The girls love it because their coats are toasty warm in the morning because I hung it low (close to the heater) for them to be able to reach.

What re-purposed solutions have you come up with lately?


Fawn said...

Nice solution! I love that the coat rack is short enough for the kiddos to reach. I need me one of those :)

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

What a great way to use what you have! Great job!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Very cute!! Love it :)

Anonymous said...

I have a smaller coat rack similar to this, I use it in my bedroom to hang my necklaces! its really cute

Home Life Notes said...

Impressive! That really is cost effective. I would love to do projects like that in the future.

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