Barn Wood & Faucets - Hooks

Just a quick post today to share the latest update to our laundry room. It's a simple project that solved 2 problems we had in this area.

Our garage entrance opens into our laundry room, and that's the way we normally 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 never used that closet for coats, as we had other closets we were using for those. That led us to the experiment of using the closet as a pantry/broom closet instead with the addition of some temporary shelves. That turned out to be a much better use of the space for our needs, so permanent shelves are in our future.

But. . .

that left us with 2 problems. First, we had no nearby spot to hang jackets worn by our guests, as they also tend to enter our home through the garage door. Secondly, I'm NOT a "throw-the-clothes-into-a-laundry-basket-and-let-them-get-wrinkled" kind of girl. Nope. Not me. I'm definitely a "hang-them-up-immediately-before-they-get-wrinkled" girl. Thus, it's normal for me to put clothes on hangers as I take them out of the warm 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 the Bits of Vintage website, I knew I had the 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 from our stash.

No, that silver tote bag isn't normally hanging there - just put it there for demonstration purposes. Trust me. The hooks do work well for their intended purpose! 2 problems solved and some wall candy to boot!

I could also see these being used in a bathroom for towel hooks!
Julie@Cut Off in the Keweenaw
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