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Monday, March 5, 2012

Yard stick coat rack diy

Last year on our girls trip to Kentucky I bought a bundle of vintage yard sticks from a sweet little old lady. They sat in my spare room for a good while, until I stumbled upon this image and knew that it was the perfect way to display them.



First, I had my dad cut the right size of wood to glue the yard sticks on.  I then stained the edges so the color would blend.  After the stain dried I glued the yard sticks to the wood base.  Some of them were larger, so they hung off the edge a little bit.  I cut the excess off with a Dremel.  After that, I (with the help of Mr. Bovee) drilled and screwed the hooks (found at Lowes) into place.  Pretty easy!


My favorite thing about it is that each yard stick says a city in Kentucky.  Now when I hang my coat up I will be reminded of some of my most favorite memories with my family.


I am itching to go on this years trip already!


8 comments:

  1. This is awesome. You and I have somewhat different aesthetic tastes but I think you're house is adorable!

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    1. Thanks lady! You will have to show me your new studio sometime! I am sure it's awesome!

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  2. Love it! You did a great job! Did you hang it in the hall as you go out the back door?

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    1. Yep! The house is slowly looking less naked. haha

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  3. I love this! Want to make this for sure. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you girly! It seriously is so easy. And you get to use power tools, which is always good. haha

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  4. Found you on the Springfield Meetup page! Love this project AND that you're a local blogger too!

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    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to the picnic! It is going to be a lot of fun. :)

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