May 2, 2012

Consider Me Hooked!

Here's another little project I finished on the weekend.  



Backstory:

My craft room is always a mess. Part of the problem is that the shelves weren't arranged the way I wanted them (it's since been rectified). I had trouble reaching the upper ones so I'd just leave things piled on every horizontal surface. When the surfaces were full, piles started on the floor. And that's where you'd usually find my camera bag. Not a very smart way to look after one of the few valuables I own.


Tom asked me if I wanted him to hang a hook for the bag. What a great idea! But not just any hook. It was going to be in a creative space after all. I had purchased black scroll-y hooks from the dollar store years ago, but never found a place to use them. I gave two of them a coat of primer and spray painted them burgundy. I was hoping to have a coral hook with a yellow-green background to match the bulletin boards, but the local spray paint selection isn't that accommodating.


I asked Tom to cut a modified diamond shape out of 1x8 and router the edges for me. After sanding them I gave them several coats of Bauhaus Gold. They were a little too clean looking so I took some brown stain (Jacobean, I think) and rubbed it along the edges and across the face, wiping off the excess. That gave the yellow a more aged look. We attached the hook to the wood piece, screwed a picture hanging hook into the back of the wood and we were done! 


The hook is now hanging just inside the door of my craft room so I can hang up my camera bag as soon as I walk in. That's good - in case the floor is such a mess you can't make it across the room.


One step closer to an organized life! 



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36 comments:

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

Virginia said...

Adorei a idéia. Cabides são sempre úteis. Beijos.

Garagesalesrusblog said...

Love what you did with the hook! When my kids start school I am going to have to do this!I am stopping by from the catch a glimpse link party and I am a new follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ check us out when you get a chance!

Jenn said...

Wow! I love! I'm a new follower.. and I have a linky party going on. I'd love you to follow back and come link up! 

http://itsjustcalledspicy.blogspot.com/search/label/Link%20Up

Jen :)

2yellowbirdsdecor said...

Oh that is so cute! I LOVE the colors!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Susan Duplantis said...

That's an excellent solution!!  I love your bag...it looks like Victorinox to me.  

Michelle Barbour said...

That is great, i need a few of those, do you think it could hold my duffel bag...er purse? lol I am a new follower! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.com

Steph (crafting in the rain) said...

I love how you make something functional into something fun to look at too :)

Megan said...

Looks fantastic, Barb!! Thanks for linking up the party I'm guest hosting at today.  Megan

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks Megan!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Tom made sure it was strong enough to hang one of the dog off of it!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks! The bag is from Swiss Army (I think that's what it's called).

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

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Thank you!

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Stacey said...

That is cute and I love the color!
Thanks for linking up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

becolorful said...

Oh yeah, love the pop of color and the functionality. Thanks for the link up to BeColorful this week.
pam

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

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Thank you!

Rachel said...

Love it!  Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Kadie Arrington said...

Great idea!!  I really need something like this for my camera bag.  It is always left all over!  Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

BarbSteadman said...

It's one of those things where you always want it put away but also always want it nearby, right?

Carrie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday.

Pams Party said...

This is a really cool idea. I am always tripping over my kids stuff in the hallway.  I think something like this project would be the perfect solution. Thank you so much for linking it up to Dare to Share.  I really look foward to what you will link up next.  

Pam 
http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/05/dare-to-share-7.html 

polkadotpretties said...

Great project!!!

Thanking you for linking up to my craft, create and inspire linky party.....

I hope you will stop by and link up another fabulous project, this weeks party is now live.

Claire x

Www. Polkadot-Pretties.blogspot.com

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

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Thanks!

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Thank you!

Katie goldsworthy said...

I love the way this looks! The colors are awesome! Aren't hooks awesome?!
--Katie
@ Creatively Living

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Laura @ Finding Home said...

Super cute and functional to boot! Thanks for sharing at our link party. Take care, Laura

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks! The bag is from Swiss Army (I think that's what it's called).

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