Monday, February 4, 2013
This has been one of the more ridiculous weather weeks of my life. It has rained, sleeted, hailed, snowed, been 60 degrees, been 10 degrees - my body is hating it. I can deal with the cold, but the ups and downs and grim dark clouds are getting to me. My coat collection has never gotten so much use!
Since winter came, we've been having trouble figuring out what to do with our coats. The one thing our apartment really lacks is closets. We could definitely use a coat closet and a closet in the bathroom for towels. But since we rent, we're making do with what we have. That means big plastic bins for towels under the bed and for our coats, we had been hanging them on a single hook that was blocking my full length mirror and the way into our closet. It was just not working.
I wanted to get a new coat rack without spending too much money. I found this coat rack at Home Goods that was exactly what I needed - just the right size and everything - but it was a pretty hideous red. I saw it's potential though! Just as my mom says when showing houses, you can ALWAYS paint it. And so I went to Home Depot and picked exactly the color paint I liked, bought a sample size of paint, and gave it a little makeover. I'm pretty excited with how it turned out. What do you think? Next time I'd love to make it a real DIY and build the whole thing myself, but this was a nice quick project to solve my coat issues!