Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Little Hallway Organization

Hola everyone....yes, I'm half Mexican, so I can speak half-Spanish. Heh. Not really. After 5 years of Spanish class, that's about as good as I can do. Very sad.

Moving on.

We're back from our vacation! It was a wonderful 2 weeks but it's nice to be home! We're jumping right back into the thick of things with school, playgroups, doctor's appointments...sheesh. I'm tired already!

Do ya'll remember my little hallway decor?


Well, it fell down. And the key hooks snapped off. I blame my kids, but really, I wasn't there to see how it happened. But still. They're likely culprits.

I decided we needed a little hallway/front door organization revamp.

Here's what I came up with:

 The window is an "as-is" Ikea find that I simply turned on its side and screwed in some hooks for our keys.

The shelf I found at GW for a mere $6 and I added the board the big hooks are on and painted it all a nice "sage-tint." I also used some polyacrylic (satin) to protect the finish.

The wreath I just moved from it's original home downstairs. I made this "book wreath" awhile ago, but I still love it. It's the perfect size for this window.


And these three lovely hooks I found at an antique store in my hometown of Amarillo, Texas last year.

I love these hooks.

So, here's my new set up and I must say, I love it! It's great to have more coat storage (these hooks are within my kids reach so hopefully, we'll see less jackets on the floor) and even a shelf for more organization.

I'm thinking a wire basket for mail and other odds and ends? Stay tuned.



Fantabulous Friday!

26 comments:

  1. Even though I loved the first one, your new organization station takes the cake! Awesome. And it looks like you had fun doing it...
    Hmmm, maybe it wasn't the kids after all..... lol

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  2. Looks great! I think a basket for mail would be great. I love baskets for mail! :)

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  3. Hi,visiting from the Thrifty Thursday blog hop. I'm now following your blog. I would love if you could return the favor.
    http://interestingplace1.blogspot.com

    Thank you.

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  4. This is so cute!

    Would love for you to link to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party going on right now.

    http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/05/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party_18.html

    DaNita

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  5. Good job the original décor fell down, now you have this lovely hallway organizer. It looks fantastic.

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  6. This window is perfect. I love how you made everything look better: you should thank your little culprits!

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  7. It looks so pretty! I've been wanting to do some window wall decor and you're and inspiration.

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  8. Love how you redecorated it!!! I just scored the other day and picked about about 6 windows from the garbage!! Wanted them all but would have been in trouble when I got home!!!!

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  9. Welcome back!! AND OH MY GOSH!! i love this! LOVE IT!! I'm really loving that book page wreath!!!

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  10. A key hook, coat rack, and shelf all in one place?! I'm impressed! Looks great!

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  11. I LOVE the window! Great job, it looks beautiful! I'd love for you to come link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday at http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-thrifty-thursday-16.html
    Michelle

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  12. Hi Meg! LUV that window! What a charming entry! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  13. I love it--so classy looking and practical too! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Glad you're back safe and sound, Meg! Sorry about your hallway décor, but I'm sure you'll come up with a grand fix for it. ;)

    Your renewed space looks great. I like how you mixed up all the various components to create the charming vignette.

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  15. This is fantastic! I love it all! I am visiting from Somewhat Simple and I would LOVE if you would kindly link up this awesome idea to my very FIRST Delicately Constructed Fridays; a crafty linky party that starts tomorrow!
    Please :)
    Have a great day!!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  16. This is really cute too! Great mix of little interesting accessories!

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  17. Loved your first one but absolutely LOVE LOVE this one! Oh my gosh! It's FABU! Thanks so much for linking up to my "BFF" link party!

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  18. Love this! already a follower! laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  19. very cute.. visiting from Funky Junk

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  20. You did a great job! I love how it turned out. Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  21. It looks gorgeous! I wish I had some wall space for something like this! I just moved into a new place with more windows than wall :)

    I'm visiting from Ladybug Blessings! I would love it if you checked out my blog plus I have a giveaway going on right now!

    Kaitlin @ The Goodey Knot

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  22. oh my goodness. I love these hangers, they are so charming.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  23. Such a difference! Practical and beautiful! Great mix of pieces. Thanks for linking up to the Authentic Style party! :)

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