Thursday, February 9, 2012
The William Morris Broom Cupboard
Jules, at Pancakes and French Fries hosts the William Morris Project every Thursday. She's been doing this since the new year--and I finally have something to post for it!
I took on a very small project: but one I've been meaning to get to for ages.
My linen cupboard upstairs also has to hold the various odds and bits I use for cleaning the two bedrooms and the powder room up here.
I'd put the back of the door to use:
However, as you can see, it wasn't very convenient. Or beautiful. But it did work. Sort of. Everything was stacked, one on top of the other. Like a pile. A hanging pile. Yuck.
As I was cleaning up the basement (as part of the 29 day challenge) I came across a small towel rod and some hooks. I can't quite remember what I thought I'd do with them--maybe even this very project!
The first task was to remove the old sticky plastic hook.
Have you heard of Goo Gone?
It's amazing stuff.
Just a bit on a tissue and rubbing away at it for several minnutes was enough to get rid of all the residue.
(That's old growth forest from British Columbia you're looking at. Douglas Fir. At first I wanted to paint it, but it has grown on me.)
Nothing left to do but put up the towel bar, the hooks and hang everything up idividually, instead of all together. In a pile.
(Yes, I did sneak in the water bottle. It occurred to me when I emptied it that it can hang.)
If you'd like some great inspiration to get something done, check out the other participants at Pancakes and French Fries.