The other day, okay maybe a month ago, we bought an old door. We used most of it for my daughter’s new headboard (on her big girl bed, yay!) and my hubby put the rest of the door in the trash. Let me repeat that…my hubby put the rest of the door in the trash! I mean, are you crazy?! He knows I pick people’s trash. Why did he think I’d let him throw something like that away?! I spotted it out there on trash day and quickly ran out and grabbed it and threw it on our front porch. I had no idea what I was going to use it for, but dog gone it, I wasn’t going to let it go to waste! I’ll be posting about the DIY headboard soon, but today I really wanted to share what I did with the rest of the door. Because I’m kind of excited about it! I eventually brought the door remnant to our back patio and just let it sit there for a week or so. I feel like this is a recurring theme for me. I like to stare at things for a while before I really figure out what I want to do with them. It’s like I need to walk past them several times and have them constantly be floating around in my head and then bam, I think of an idea! Once I got a vague idea of what I wanted, I asked my hubby to cut the remaining part of the door down to size so I could use it as a coat rack. He probably thought I was a little crazy, but agreed to cut it anyway. And when he did cut it, he ended up with another small piece that was also usable, so we ended up making a smaller version, too! I love when things work out like that! Once the pieces were cut, I scraped and scraped and scraped all the chipping paint off. It’s old paint, so I didn’t want chips falling off all the time. I scraped both sides a ton and then sanded them with a sanding block and vacuumed everything up. I attached 2 d-ring hangers to the back of the large one for extra support for hanging. I don’t want this thing to fall down because it’s pretty big and bulky. Once the hangers were on, I attached these adorable wire hooks and I was done! The little one is more for keys or small things – like jewelry, maybe. I really loved both of these and couldn’t part with them both, so I kept the little guy for our house (the other one went to my booth at Painted Farmgirl). It’s in our tiny entryway area right now, but I haven’t decided if it’s staying there. Either way, I couldn’t let it go, so I guess I’ll have to find a spot for it somewhere! To be honest, I never thought I’d be making things like this, picking trash, repurposing every little bit of the vintage pieces I bought. I never saw this in my future, but I’m so glad it’s part of who I am now. I feel like things are finally coming together for me and I’m finding myself through my adventures! Every project helps hone my style a little more! PS – want to see what we did with the rest of the door? Check it out here! I’ll give you a little hint…it’s in my daughter’s bedroom!