Her biggest frustration was she couldn't walk into the room
without tripping over their school and sports bags.
During our chat (and a few texted photos),
I spotted wall space of about 70cm near the door.
A quick trip to the hardware store or a peek through the
garage or shed will often reveal scrap timber offcuts
ideal for the job at hand.
but NOT into drawers or cabinets.
If it's not as easy as dropping it on the floor....it might not get put away.
Wall hooks are a great solution!
If you have a look at hardware stores, they are ridiculously expensive
for something quite ordinary and often a bit flimsy.
Making you own is a simple and fun process.
I had this piece of very solid timber sitting in the carport.
I cut it to about 65cm so it wouldn't look too big in the wall space available.
The room it's going in is a mesh of nautical-industrial-warehouse (how cool!)
with navy blue, grey, black and a bit of red.
The first step was to stain the timber with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint
in a mix of Curio and Typewriter to get a rich, deep timber stain,
then while it was still wet I brushed it over with Artissimo.
Brush the Hemp Oil on (not too thickly) then lightly paint
the next colour being careful not to overwork the Hemp Oil.
In this case the next colour
was Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Tricycle.
then a Wax Puck was used sparingly before
a wash of Artissimo was added.
The last step?
Sealing with Miss Mustard Seed Tough Coat Sealer --
a topcoat that will stand up to the abuse of two boys and their bags!
I wanted something a bit funkier and I LOVE these hooks
I found at the local hardware store.
Industrial and cool and my gosh...ordinary hooks are $13 each?!!
This was a pack of six for $11! And they hold 25 kilos each!?! Wow.
The client wanted four hooks, but odd numbers always look better....and
bonus hook means more storage.
Can't beat that!
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or if you'd like to arrange a quote on a custom job,
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