Apologies for the upside down view, I've tried uploading this photo several times now and it keeps flipping over for some reason known only to Blogger and/or the computer.
We've been in desparate need of coat hooks since we moved in, as our (rather large) collection of coats has been piled on the bench in the dining area - not a good look. But we've been hmming and hawwing over 1) where to hang the coats and 2) what to hang them on. Before moving in we had envisaged hanging coats on the right side of the hall (as you come in the door); although actually before that we had envisaged hanging them in the boot room, but the boot room fell foul of the budget and has yet to be built. So, back to the hallway. We envisaged the right side of the hall, but that was before we put this little console table and mirror ensemble together and decided we quite liked it there. The other side of the hallway is a no-go for coats due to the window/radiator combo. So, what to do? Then hubby came up with the plan of hanging them under the stairs, behind the door into the living room. Armed with the measurement at the widest point, we headed to Frome in the hope of finding a coat rack of some description, but there were none to be found at the Bazaar or in any of the vintage/antique shops in the town. But, Fate intervened when we made a return visit to the Bazaar late on in the day, ostensibly to buy an eiderdown that we had been debating over. Said eiderdown had been sold, but what we did spot were these little beautiesVintage, French coat hooks; £39 for the three; hubby offered £35 and they were ours. Definitely not the cheapest way to hang coats especially when, as hubby pointed out, you can't even see them once the coats are on them, but we like them and we especially like that it makes the dining area a LOT tidier. And I really like the fact that the lowest one is for DC and he can probably just about reach his own coats now - cute!
And now for some action shots. Man + power tool.Always good to have a little helper to push the rawl plugs in.