Holiday Party "Coat Check"

During our annual Holiday party, we usually have everyone pile their coats and bags in our bedroom, but this year I wanted to welcome our guests with something a little more organized.
Our front entry set-up provides plenty of space for our family, but with about forty RSVPs for yes, we were going to need a few more hooks! There are two huge storage closets in the hallway. plus a smaller coat closet. We removed the doors from the large closets and hung stamped curtains in front of one and left the other closet open.
We were storing our bikes and our son's stroller in open closet, but winters are long around here and the closet needed to be painted anyways so we re-located everything to the basement.
I was able to save on cost by using salvaged hooks from Habitat ReStore, along with a couple new and previously owned. I spray painted all the hooks black for cohesion and my husband helped me space and mount them. I love the quirky look of the mis-matched coat hooks, plus I saved about twenty bucks!
I added a few accessories to spruce up the space, and we were ready for our guests!
Our house is relatively small, but I feel very lucky to have these extra closets for flexible storage space! Where do you ask guests to put their things when you host? I grew up putting them on a designated bed, is that just a Midwest thing?
If you'd like to see more, there are additional photos on my blog - I hope you'll stop by! Happy Holidays!

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  • Jeannie Jeannie on Jun 08, 2016
    The gold stick pin wreath, is it home made? Are pearls on each end? What did you use foe the gold stick. Thanks

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