Do you have a counter top where everything lands?
Purses, keys, the mail, items to be returned to others?
I know you do.
We all do and mine is in the kitchen.
It’s the keys that drive me a little batty. They are everywhere and when you need them, they are lost under a dish towel or a big stack of mail.
So I looked for a solution and you know that I can’t just screw a hook into the wall or something as easy as that. I needed a plan.
The old house had plaster and lathe walls. The goal was to keep them but they were beyond repair along with everything else in the old house. They would need to be replaced with drywall.
Sounds easy? Nope.
Weeks and weeks of hammering down the plaster. Creating piles of gross dirty plaster which in turn has to be shoveled into buckets and wheelbarrows and taken to the dumpster. These weeks were some of the hardest of demolition.
Under the plaster, there is lathe. Little strips of wood. Each little piece had to be pryed off with a crowbar and then each little nail had to be removed or hammered in. 4400 square feet people. And 90% of it all was done by these people and me.
Of course I saw potential in the lathe. It’s wood. Project after project bursts into my brain while watching the lathe be pulled off the walls. I want I keep it all!!!! Ok well there were 1000’s of pieces so I didn’t keep them all but I did keep a few hundred.
I received a few eye rolls but whatev.
Back to the crap on the counters.
First project using lathe
Go to hobby lobby twice to buy hooks because I need/want/have to save 40% on absolutely everything not already on sale.
Attach the hooks
Screw to the wall
Hang the dreaded keys and have cute wall decor all at the same time.
I love it when a plan comes together……..