I give you Exhibit A:
Don’s collection of Jumping Jacks in need of a proper home after being stuck in the back of the kitchen hutch for 5 years.
I give you Exhibit B:
Section of kitchen wall between the chalkboard and the cushioned bench. Because I had to hang the chalkboard above the light switch, I’ve always felt that the area below the switch needed something to tie it all together. What to do?
Your Honor, I propose a solution:
Cup hooks (which I had on hand already) added to a piece of trim that was originally intended for the chalkboard but didn’t quite work out. I found it in the shed, where all things I don’t know what to do with end up.
Some paint – left over from painting the dollhouse shutters, saved in a glass jar and residing in the pantry.
Then attached to the wall with screws that were painted the same color as the rest of the piece. Oh, and the cup hooks were also painted. No shiny brass for me. Oops, except for the doorknob and lock to the right. Hmmmm – a future project?
Each Jumping Jack assigned his/her very own cup hook.
Behave, you guys!
And there you have it.
I like little touches of whimsy in my home. The finished project connects the color of the chalkboard and the red of the Roman shades and bench. And it made Don smile. Me, too.
That’s my kind of DIY project.
(Sorry for the graininess in some of the photos. This area is always hard to shoot because it is flanked by a window and a door with a window. To top it off, it is cloudy and rainy today. That’s why there are some variations in light and color.)
Make sure to scroll down and read my book review, posted earlier today. I really love this book and think you will, too. And I’m giving one away!