One of my complaints though is that it isn't overly well set up for winter. Like there isn't really an entryway/mudroom. In the summer, we just kick our shoes off at the back door and continue on our merry way. But in the winter, there are boots, coats, hats, scarves, etc, etc. We do have a hall closet by the front door that we store all our coats and winter accessories in but it's not convenient to go to the closet every time you want your coat. Maybe I'm just too lazy but my coat usually ends up on the back of a chair or the couch. And I'm way too lazy to use the front door.
So this winter I decided we needed to do something about this dilemma. Thanks to Pinterest I found an awesome idea to turn an old pallet into a wall hanging coat rack. I decided it was totally doable and would be relatively cheap. Of course I needed some help from Dan getting the pallet to the stage where I come in. So he tore apart boards and pulled out nails and rearranged it all into a nice starting point.
So I was excited to move on to the palm sander! Even if it vibrates my entire body and makes me feel slightly nauseated.
Once I finished sanding it all I took a break for the day. That was enough work for me. :P
Day two brought me to painting the pallet. I just used some left over black paint that we had on hand so as to save money. I'm pretty sure we never even bought the paint in the first place, as it was left behind by the previous owners. Score!
|Ready to paint!|
|All painted and ready to dry!|
|Dan making sure it was level on the wall|
|The wood smoking|
|Tada! Mounted and ready for hooks!|
|We had an audience the whole time|
|Looks nice right?|
|Lined up and ready|
|Stupid cheap screws|
|Finally got the first hook in place!|