Remember this window from this post?
When I saw it, I kind of envisioned turning it into a coat hook of sorts. I think the hinges on the top got me going down that path. Which then got me thinking about these little beauties....
Would you believe I bought these over ten year ago and have never used them?!
I found them at a sort of "dollar store" in Sweden on a holiday with my parents...of all places! I loved them, bought them, and have dragged them around BC and Alberta with me to every new home and never found a good use for them until now.
So now I am even more convinced a person should never throw anything away. Like, ever!
Ten years is a long time to wait...but still!
(Sorry Hun! For some reason I don't think you don't see it quite the same way as me...)
After a good scrubbing of the window panes - which were gross and dirrrrrty - we did a quick bleach and water wash on the wood frame just to make sure any possible mold would be killed off.
Then Hubs fastened three picture hangy thingies along the back. Doesn't he make a great hand model? I made him get a manicure first.
Then he attached those hooks by using a really strong adhesive. I'm sorry I can't remember the name of it right now, but it's one that'll "stick anything to anything", according to hubby. : )
Edited: Okay, just for you...I checked to see what it is. PL9000 - a heavy duty construction adhesive!
I wanted to hang this up in the kitchen by our back door. It's our only entrance to the backyard, so some sort of something was needed for hanging up raincoats, sweaters, etc. for coolers days outside.
Walking allllll the way to the stairs, down the stairs and to the front door for the kidlet's coats was really becoming way too much exercise, so obviously I needed to solve that problem.
I have to say it...I'm in love! There's just something about that old chippy paint that is SO charming!
And I am thrilled with how well those hooks tie in with the window - even ten years and two continents later!
Hmmm. Maybe a boxwood basil in an old pail would work too. Kinda diggin' that.
I just discovered this plant not long ago and now I'm fighting the urge to go buy about fifty more.
They're the sweetest things and this one makes the kitchen smell so yummy!