Monday, January 31, 2011

{A New Twist on my Old Frame}

We moved into our new (to us) home about 6mths ago, which, as anyone who has moved before knows, that means that things that worked well in the old home don't always have a great place in the new home.
So this empty frame that I bought at an antique shop years ago just sat for a few months. 
It originally had antique kitchen items hung "inside" it in the kitchen of our previous home. The spacing on the kitchen walls just didn't work for it here, but I REALLY love that frame! My brain started working and I saw a need in our entryway for a coat rack or hooks of some kind, so I found a way to re-use my beloved frame.
I'm thrilled with it!

I found some beautiful "antique" looking fabric  (I love antiques!) and I stretched it across the back and stapled it to the frame. I then added 7 coat hooks across the front. I thought of doorknobs at first, probably my first choice, but honestly in a new town and a new house I just didn't see myself antiquing for a while.
I had a hard time deciding between black and silver at Lowe's, but I'm happy with the silver in the end.
Hubby screwed it to the wall for me and it not only makes a GREAT place for our coats and bags, it 
looks super cute, too!

The bench makeover underneath it is still to come.

Have a happy day!

I'm linking up to these parties:

 The DIY Show Off


  1. That is beautiful. The fabric was a great choice!

  2. This is so cute! I need to go through my old frames for some up-cycle ideas.

    Would love for you to come link up:

  3. That's the same fabric I chose for cafe curtains in my kitchen!!!


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