I accquired a new dresser last winter and so our other dresser was moved out to the dining room where it serves as storage space. I bought some baskets to bring some organization to the morning chaos (Where's your gloves?") and once I got all like things together I realized...we have a lot of HATS!
|The hat situation!|
I hardly wore any of them since they were never at hand when it came time to walk out the door.
I am not fond of hat displays that consist of hats merely hanging on the wall and closet organizers seriously lack style. It occurs to me that maybe I should have a mirror to try on hats in front of and hey..I have a mirror that's been sitting in my bedroom collecting dust. Can you see the lightbulb over my head lighting up?
|The flat screen has taken it's place and it needs a new home.|
I also found textured paint in suede for the hat wall, and got a pretty blue paint to coordinate.
I also planned to frame the "tin" out with some trim, but I wanted some depth and more texture so I sent my guy out to the farm to look for old barn boards,....the older the better. He did well despite his inability to share my vision.
So after the coats of lovely suede paint covered the wall, it was time for the barnboards. I gave my guy the dimensions and he added a brace to support the mirror.
|Not too hard, and looking good!|
|There were many choices, but I decided upon the moths and peacock.|
I may add another decorative hook on the small wall adjacent to the door but all my hats are now in their place.
Stay tuned for the remaining dining room restyle in Part 2, where I figure out how to display my vintage cherry cocktail napkins.