You might remember the rusty, salvaged hooks I found back in the summer well I decided it was about time to give them a new job!
What you'll need:
- Hooks - the more rustic the better. Try and find some locally (they'll be cheaper) but if you can't Etsy has an excellent selection!
- Wood - to mount the hooks on. I chose a piece of salvaged trim with rich patina and a lot of character. You can choose any backboard you like, though. Barn board would look really nice or if you want a more polished look stain a piece of wood from the hardware store.
- Screws - I got luckyon a different project and found some rusty screws around my bf's shop. Not so much this time around. I hunted through Lowes for brown screws but black was the best I could find. I might paint over them? Not sure... let me know what you think.
- Mounting Bracket - to hang the finished product on the wall. Stregnth depends on what you'll hang on your hooks (i.e. keys are a lot lighter than winter coats!)
Assemble your tools and supplies. How easy was that?
|How cool is the patina on this piece of trim?|
Step Two:Enlist a helper.
|I accept treats as compensation!|
First I marked out where I would place my hooks on the wood before starting to drill. With a rustic piece like this I don't worry about being too exact.
The Finished Product:
|Anyone recognize those adorable paws?|
|Our backyard after the snowfall this week :)|