The entry area of our home needs work. Right now we have a small table, which is always full of papers, mail, keys, and whatever else. Our kids have a tendency to grab things off of the table too, which means my glasses might end up in someones shoes. To give some order to this area I have plans to construct a bench (future DIY post) with wire bins beneath and some sort of hanging system above. The above images are a few of the ideas for for hanging things that have caught my attention lately.
This first image from Remodelista is of the Jeeves Coat Rack by UK designers Sarah Kay and Andrea Stemmer, available at Design Within Reach. Despite the name, things from Design Within Reach are typically not, however a simple version of this wouldn’t be that hard to make yourself with the right tools.
The second image is the Zinc Zig-Zag Hook by Terrain. I love this one, and the price is more in my neighborhood. I would stick some photos into the criss-cross areas.
Three by Three in Seattle makes these magnetic bulletin boards and strips. These are useful in both the entry and kitchen, and can be used together with their heavy duty magnets and magnetic hooks. I think I would prefer this in the kitchen more than the entry, but i like the idea. These would not be hard to make, and i am planning on making something similar for my daughters’ room. My plan is to take Rustoleum magnetic primer and coat a wood plank.
Then install some simple steel hooks and mount it to the wall in their room. They can use magnets to hold photos or drawing by where they hang their coat. That is a fun way to motivate them to actually hang up their coat, instead of leaving it on the floor wherever they took it off.
Something like this.