Here in Marquette, MI it sure does not feel very Spring-like. In fact just last week my boys had a snow day! We’ve still got FEET of snow on the ground and we are still skiing, skating, and wearing full winter gear. Even though it doesn’t feel like Spring outside, I decided it was time to brighten things up and bring some Spring inside!
Our entryway was looking pretty dreary, and was in serious need of some TLC.
Even though we have a coat closet in the hallway, I love having some coat hooks near the door so that guests can easily hang a coat or purse.
I’ve been collecting and hoarding wood shoe stretchers for the past few years, always knowing that I would use them for something cool. When I found them unpacking I knew that they would make the perfect coat hooks.
This was a simple project that just involved painting a board black, then drilling a hole into the back of each shoe stretcher.
Then I put screws through the back of the board to drill into each shoe stretcher.
Lastly I added these heavy duty hanging brackets onto the corners of the board. I love how by using two different sets of wood shoe stretchers they each have some unique quirks.
Over the years of thrifting i’ve seen many shoe stretchers and some have the wood knobs on the heel and some don’t. The key to this project was finding the ones with the knobs. In a quick Etsy search I found many options if you’re looking to replicate this idea.
After adding the coat hooks I also added in this little green wood stool that I had thrifted last summer.
We mainly use our mudroom for hanging our things, but I love that just a simple scarf can add so much brightness and spring color!
I didn’t pay more than a few dollars for each shoe stretcher, and $5 for the stool.
If you’ve got a drab entryway that just needs a little brightening up, go ahead and think outside the box for anything that you could use as coat hooks!
Of course I couldn’t leave this vignette at the end of the hallway alone without adding a little spring cheer. This paper flower banner from brought the perfect burst of color.
I’m sharing this project as part of Hometalk‘s “DIY my Spring”! If you’re looking for some spring inspiration check out all the other great new Spring DIY’s at the bottom of this post!