Ever since the weather turned cold, I've been on the lookout for a coat rack that we could put right at the top of our stairs in our entryway. I've pored over Craigslist, looking for a used coat rack with some character. But they were either too expensive (hall trees), or tacky, or just not 'right' for my taste.
Back in the early fall, driving somewhere or another, I came upon a pile of ladder sections lying along the curb, free for the taking. It was dark, the ladders were filthy and cobwebby, and Bruce was not pleased, but I grabbed a section, and put it in the back of our RAV4. It's been in the garage ever since. Can you see where this is going? Yes! Last weekend, in a fit of creative energy and ideas, it suddenly occurred to me that I already had a perfect coat rack in the garage- that ladder!
|Before adding the hooks|
This morning I got up early, before Bruce was up, and sanded and spruced up the ladder a bit, then screwed in two of the large double coat hooks, and one of the smaller hooks. I put everything back on, and I think it looks awesome! I think I'll not bother about the S hooks on the upper rung... I can see now, that if a coat is hanging from the center, it would block the view of the scarves, and it might make it impractical to find a scarf to use if it's always underneath. So, for now, this is how it will stay.
|What do you think? A cute coat rack for about $8- the price of the hooks!|