October 5, 2009

Enter Coat Rack, Exit Entryway Clutter

My entryway table was always stacked sky high with mountains of assorted stuff. Not the greatest first impression when people come over. I started looking around for some type of coat rack that I could use to hang up my purse, dog leash, hats, and the various mysterious stuff that finds its way to my entry. Kids, dogs and husbands…Oh the messes they make. I couldn’t find anything that I liked in my price range (!cheap!), so I decided I’d make one.
We used to have this old leaded window hanging in an opening between our dining room and entryway. We did a renovation last year that removed the wall (which I love), but this old window lost its home (which I hated). I’ve been trying to figure out a way to get this baby back in the house for a while now.
I gave the painted wood frame a quick sanding and then a couple of coats of my favorite friend, spray paint. This happens to be Rustoleum “Heirloom White”. Love this color!
Then I flipped it over and attached a couple of these ring hanger hooks. They work great to hang heavy things. You just have to make sure you have enough clearance in the wood to put a screw in.
I found these beautiful oil rubbed bronze coat hooks at Home Depot for $3.00 each. Screwed them in, hung it up, and it’s ready to go.

I like it!

Since I already had the spray paint, it cost under $15.

And the best part: I’ve reclaimed my entry table! Doesn’t this look just a bit more inviting?
I'm linking back to Shanty2Chic's "Rust-oleum Revamp Party. Also linking back to Today's Creative Blog, "Get Your Craft on Post", and A Soft Place to Land's "DIY Day" post. I'm also linking over to Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorphosis Monday and Shades of Pink's Room A Month.


Edited 6/5/10:  Also linking up to Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special:  Old Windows.

43 comments:

  1. it's so cute!!! i love both the former-window and your entry table now!
    have a great day!
    justyna

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  2. Wow! Beautiful! You make it look so easy to do too!

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  3. Beautiful!

    Visiting you today...have a great one!

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  4. That is stunning! What a great window, so nice to be able to re-purpose it. :)

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  5. Very nice! I like the black hooks with it. I love beautiful function!

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  6. Wow, that's awesome.

    Your table looks beautiful now!

    :D

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  7. What a great coat rack! And your table decor is beautiful. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  8. yep, I like it too! Every entry way needs hooks IMO. Cute blog!
    peace, cindy

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  9. I love it! That window is just gorgeous and I love the hooks you used. What a great way to reuse the window.

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  10. LOVE this... Love the idea of using the window... Too cute!
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~WHitney

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  11. I love it. It looks amazing! The window is beautiful.

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  12. You should be proud of that. Great!!

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  13. What a awesome looking coat rack you have here...now the beauty of your table shows...thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. Love the window! It's gorgeous! And, your front table looks great now! It was a great idea to fill it with beautiful things! Especially until the fam gets used to not dumping things on it! :)

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  15. I'm so glad you found a use for that beautiful window in your home...the coatrack turned out great....the entry table looks nice for halloween too!
    Jane

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  16. Wonderful repurposing of that gorgeous window. That entry table looks great!

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  17. Came from BNOTP and I love the window/coathook idea!!! I wish I had a proper foyer for this but I am still thinking!!
    ~Nancy

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  18. Thanks for all the nice comments!

    I figure if I keep my entryway table filled with decorative stuff, my family won't be able to go back to their old ways! ;)

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  19. They both turned out so wonderful, what a great solution, form follows function is just so true, you hit a home run, I am a new follower...come visit

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  20. Love your coat rack!!! It's fabulous.

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  21. Totally great job there,love it!
    Linda Q

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  22. I really like the look of this! Nice job!!

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  23. I knew you were going to put hooks there!

    And with a beautiful window!

    This project is exactly what I'd do - great taste :-)

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  24. OH I love it! It looks wonderful!


    If you haven't already drop by and sign up for my link party if you'd like! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com

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  25. Your entryway table is really done up for autumn. Love your coat rack!

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  26. Beautiful! Both the coat rake and your table.

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  27. The window looks great! And I love your entry way table!!

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  28. I just love what you did with that window! SO creative and it looks fantastic!
    Hope you are having a great week!
    Rainey

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  29. I stumbled upon your blog from another one, and I have really enjoyed sifting through all your posts. This idea is an excellent one! I think nearly everyone has a problem with entryway storage, so thanks for the great idea!

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  30. This is just beautiful! It's amazing how functional it is and it also has a great story behind it! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  31. That window is beautiful! So glad it found it's way back in. Such a nice way to repurpose it.

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  32. I need one of those! Great job!

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  33. Love the window! Yes, your entryway table looks great now!

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  34. What a great project! I'm in desperate need of a coat rack, this is awesome! Lisa

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  35. Wow! How beautiful. I love that creative idea!

    Lee Ann

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  36. Awesome! Love the old looking black hooks against the white. Beautiful contrast on such a productive piece.

    Thanks for linking up to Old Windows SNS!
    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  37. Very nice post! This blog is amazing, I am book marking it right now!

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  38. That is stunning! What a great window, so nice to be able to re-purpose it. :)

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