No, I didn’t make a coat rack, though hooks are on my to do list. Instead, I made a cute, colorful round ball sculpture.
We had the live edge wood in the garage, and I found 1 1/2 inch wooden balls and a thin wooden dowel at Hobby Lobby, both 50% off.
A few coats of acrylic craft paint on each ball, using the Eames color scheme as a reference. A little wood glue in the ball hole to hold the random length sticks in place. Then, I drilled holes in the wood base and glued the stick in. The bit I used was slightly bigger, but toothpicks to the rescue. After the glue dried, I sprayed it all with a few coats of clear gloss.
Oh, I bought a new bulb for the lamp, too. Now you don’t see the ugly, too long CFL sticking out.
It’s a fun little piece with happy colors. And the grain of the live edge is amazing.
But it has a purpose. Oh no, this space is too small for a bunch of decorative only nick knacks.
The real purpose is a hat and mitten drying rack.
Now, when V comes home from school, I have a place to put mittens out to dry. Because this is out in the open, we don’t have to look for missing gloves in the mornings. In addition to coat hooks, I want a bin for mail, we need an outlet for the lamp, and I want to recover the ottoman seat in something more colorful.