Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Friday, November 18, 2016

Barn Wood & Faucets

Just a quick post today to share the latest addition to the laundry room.

Our garage entrance opens into our laundry room, and that's the way we usually enter our home. We rarely use our front door. Our original plans were to build a coat closet and a pantry into the laundry room. They were going to be roughly the same size - one on each side of the window. The closet made the list of things to do before we moved in, but the pantry did not. After living here for a year, we realized that we didn't really need that closet for coats, as we had other closets we were using for those. That led us to the decision to add some temporary shelves to the closet and see how it functioned as a pantry/broom closet. Much better. 

But. . .

that left us with no nearby spot to hang jackets worn by our guests. 

And. . .

I had another problem. I'm NOT a "throw the clothes into a laundry basket hot out of the dryer and let them cool and get wrinkled" kind of girl. Nope. Not me. I'm definitely a "hang them up before they get wrinkled" and a "fold them as you take them out of the dryer" girl. Thus, it's normal for me to put clothes on hangers as I take them out of the dryer, but I had no place in the laundry room to temporarily hang those hangers. Needless to say, I was making a lot of extra trips back and forth to the master closet. The exercise was fine, but I was wearing out my slippers! I needed hooks.

When I spotted some hooks I liked on Bits of Vintage, I knew I had my solution for both problems. 

Don't you think faucet hooks are sort of appropriate for a laundry room?

Per my request, my precious hubby mounted them on a piece of barn wood for me.

No, that silver tote bag isn't normally hanging there - just put it there for demonstration purposes. Trust me. The hooks do work for their intended purpose of coats and hangers!

All is well in the Keweenaw.


  1. Yup, perfect!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. I love this! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! :)

  3. The faucets are most definitely perfect. They look fabulous! I wanted to let you know I'll be featuring you in a round up at tonight's Funtastic Friday Link Party! Thank you for sharing :)

    1. Thank you, Angie! I love them, too! I really liked your chair makeover with the hidden storage under the seat, and I definitely would have enjoyed having that in my room when I was a little girl!


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