welcome: new entry way hooks!

February 2, 2009 at 10:43 am | Posted in After, Before, During, Our Back Hall, Our Dining Room, Our Living Room, Projects | 2 Comments
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Our entry way has been a constant source of annoyance for us.  There’s just not much space near the door, and we have no closets on the first floor that would be convenient to hang jackets in.  And someday, I hope to change the front door to something a little more 1920s and a little less 1950s.

view from the living room

view from upstairs

Because there is nowhere near the door to hang our jackets, they would usually end up hanging off of dining room chairs.  Resulting in something that looks like this:

Uggh.  No matter how clean the place is, the jackets just make it look messy.  They’re the first thing you see when you walk into the dining room, and they don’t really scream sit down and grab a bite to eat.

The only other coat-hanging option we had rigged up were these two little coats next to our back door.  You know, the back door that we cannot use because we had to rig up a lock system that we can’t unlock from the outside.  The back door is another source of annoyance for yours truly.  Someday everything in this house will work as it should, right?  Sigh. (quietly reminding self why old houses are great.)

It’s not very handy to have the only coat hooks in your house located next to a door you can’t use.  Just so you know.

So, yesterday, after I found out that my deadline on the biggest work project I’ve done yet is postponed until June and I just worked the past 2 weekends without needing to, JT and I went out and engaged in a little retail therapy.  Specifically, we picked up this little beauty from Urban Outfitters.  We had seen it a few weeks ago and both liked it.  And this time, we were especially psyched because it was on sale for $9.99 (compared to it’s original price at $25).  Score!

Here’s our new coat hook in action.  Much better!  No more coats making the dining room look messy!  And everything I need to leave the house (hat, mittens, coat, shoes) are all conveniently located near the door.  Love it!

Now, if only our shoes would stay organized… but that might be another mission for another day…

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  1. You just need a cute basket to put your shoes, etc. in. I think baskets are the solution to all clutter!
    I’m so glad to hear your deadline has been extended.

  2. Why was the deadline extended? Wasn’t it extended from last October due to the wedding? Sing with me “This is the project that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends….”


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