It started with a desire for a place to display my girls' beloved trophies and to hang their bags. I wasn't able to find anything store-bought that was big enough.
I stumbled upon this photo on Pinterest from the blog Our Vintage Home Love and it was my inspiration for the project:
The project began with a trip to Lowe's. I purchased white paint, a small paint tray, painter's caulk, regular nails, finishing nails, (I'm still not sure what the difference is.) screws, and
satin nickel hooks (I returned to the hooks to Lowe's after a trip to Hobby Lobby, but that's a story for later.):
I had the patient employees at Lowe's cut the wood and crown molding to size: (The employees were true gentlemen and really held my hand through the project.)
First, I painted the wood and the crown white:
Once I glued and nailed all the pieces together like the Lowe's employees showed me, then I brought it inside to dry:
I attached these beautiful hooks from Hobby Lobby:
Because I didn't know of anyone experienced with a miter saw, I wasn't able to finish the edges with the crown the way I would have liked to. I now know of someone that can do that. I'll be asking him for a huge favor if I ever need to make something like this in the future.
And here is the finished product (with not so great lighting):