When I first met my husband, Philip, he was living in a true "bachelor" house... that was pink. It was a big house built in the 1940's. Some walls were painted bright red and some were painted bright turquoise, the hardwood floors were painted dark brown to seal in the cat urine stench from the previous owner.
There were holes in the walls that invited roaches to move in and there was only one small working window air conditioning unit. This made it pretty miserable during the hot Florida summers. So when we wed in the summer of 2010, I, maybe not so kindly, suggested this wasn't a good place for a family with an upcoming baby to live. A month later, we packed up and abandoned ship.
Fast forward a year later, the house was abandoned and the owner, my father-in-law, decided it was time to tear down the elderly pink house. The day before it was scheduled to be demolished, with my father-in-law's permission, I went into the house and salvaged the original glass door knobs.
Infarrantly Creative, she used a resin to fill the hole and attach a screw, but the whole process of mixing the resin and letting it set was very intimidating to me. Being Brook let me know that she had cut the original long screw to size to make her coat hanger. It seemed simple enough, but she commented that it was very difficult. I knew there had to be an easier way, so I brought a door knob with me to home depot on a quest to find something that would enable me to make a simple coat rack. Here is what I came up with.
- A piece of wood, cut at desired length, stained, sealed, or painted to your liking.
- Glass door knobs
- Same amount of cap screws that fit
- Drill Gun
- Drill bit fit to the thread of the screw
- Spade bit fit to the head of the screw
Lastly, attach to the wall and enjoy your new coat rack. Okay, who am I kidding, coats don't exist in Florida. Okay, I lied, they exist spontaneously during our random cold fronts. Once the weather gets to 60 degrees, the coats and boots come out of the wood work like magic. Yes, Floridians consider 60 degree weather freezing. So here in the Sunshine State, I will enjoy my new purse rack.
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