Now that it is getting cooler, Wyatt is wearing jackets. Even though he has a nice walk in closet, I hate having to go in there to get a jacket out and put it back up everyday! I know kinda lazy, but hey anything I can do to save time, I'm all for it. So, I decided he needed a coat rack in his room. We have one in the mud room but it is full. I looked and looked for one I liked and nothing, so I decided I would make him one. I'm kinda crafty, and Pinterest just gets my creative juices flowing. So here's what I did to make Wyatt his very own coat rack!
First I spelled his name out in blocks we already had, sans the A. Yes, for some reason we had no A, so I thought well crap back to the drawing board. Then I looked at the V a little closer and hmm whaddaya know upside down it looks like an A, just add a purple permanent marker and voila an A!
I wanted the jackets to have a little something more to hang on, so I stacked the blocks on top of each other. I placed them differently so you can see just a little color from the block underneath.
I then used Gorilla Glue to hold the blocks together.
We had some left over tongue and groove board from a toy box Randy built. So we, when I say we I mean Randy, cut the board to the desired length.
And we painted it green, again I mean Randy!
I placed the blocks how I wanted them on the board.
And Randy screwed the blocks into the board and attached some picture hangers. I'm not even going to pretend I did this part, because lets face it, men love their power tools!
Then we hung it on the wall!
Randy thought we should center it over the tree but I had other plans.
See with the bench underneath it, it looks better lined up with the bench. Now we just can't move the bench!!
I don't think the boy will forget his name because now it's on the wall twice, but this was the perfect spot for it, right by the doorway.
I just love it! Randy and I built it together, out of things we already had and now have the pleasure of knowing WE made it!! I hope Wyatt will appreciate it as he grows older.
Have you made anything for your kids your proud of?