We've been moving stuff around at the barn. My mother has no upstairs closet... which is where she shares her bedroom with her studio. She wanted her clothes to have a home. Remember how full that studio is... there's not a lot of space left over. She got out her sketchpad. She measured and planned... for a good long time. Somewhere in this scheming stage, she decided it was time to put in her upstairs bathroom. The space is plumbed and ready... but the sewing nook had taken temporary residence in the future bathroom. Oh dear... out it all went! Maybe a closet of sorts could fit in with the sink and toilet... a dressing room, if you will. We all know this is not a traditional home. When you move things around... you shake it up, and it all becomes fresh again. Although, my mother had sketched out numerous ideas for building a closet, we realized that she had everything on hand for a super quick diy. Remember that wonderful ladder shelf? Look how it has shifted! I talked the idea through with my mom and then I didn't return until she had completed its transformation. Oh, how I love my mother! Not a single item was purchased to make this one-of-kind clothes horse (or should I say zebra?). The rods are broomsticks.
Hammock shelves were created with a heavy linen scored at some garage sale years ago. Each shelf was staple gunned to corresponding ladder rungs. The Fels-Naptha Soap board is both decorative and functional, as it secures the clothes rod support brackets. That very board was discovered under the barn when it was lifted off of its foundation. It's found a new life in its original home... in a bathroom, no less!
Yes, that's my favorite part. But you also have to admire the whimsy of using a wooden zebra mask as a finial to keep the hangers in place.
I'll invite you over to see the new sewing corner as soon as it's tidied up. It's cozy, but so good. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
p.s.please don't for get to leave a comment for the giveaway before 5 pm EST today. I'll announce the winner tomorrow.