Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Playing Hookie

I can't believe I am posting twice in one week.  Funny thing is, I'm crazy busy this week with company coming in town and I'm still sick!  Someone told me once that if you need something done, ask a busy person.  Hmm.  I hope you are all enjoying your week.  Anyone else crazy busy? 

So, remember when I showed you our back hallway that only lacked two things?  Well, three if you count a new floor, but we're not counting a new floor, so... two things?  It needed new lights and some hooks for the kids' jackets.

Well, with the leaves already starting to turn and colder weather coming our way, I needed to get on those hooks.  Since we usually use this door to go outside,

And since the garage door is right next to the hallway,

the long empty wall to the left in the top picture was the logical place to put some hooks for jackets and purses.  I hunted around for awhile before zeroing in on the perfect hooks.  The kids and I were in Hobby Lobby looking at the hooks in their knob/pull/hook aisle, but didn't see anything right.  As we were leaving, we walked through the men's décor section.  Did you know Hobby Lobby has a men's décor section?  Isn't that sexist in some way?  Not that I care, I just wondered.  Either way, it is my new favorite section.  The kids and I had so much fun looking through it all .  They have pretty awesome stuff, like a cabinet pull that was made to look like a door handle of a classic car.  A couple of those are definitely going in the boys' room.  And in the midst of the classic car paraphernalia, sports memorabilia and hunting decorations, there were these beauties.

Perfection made better by a 50% off sale bringing them to a mere $2 a pop.  I giggled all the way to the check out. 

When I got them home it was time to give these moose hooks some sophistication {why, yes, I did just use "sophistication" and "moose hooks" in the same sentence}.  A few coats of a high gloss white spray paint did the trick. 

As I was letting them cure, I kept thinking.  Wouldn't it be awesome, I mean totally hilariously awesome, if maybe I painted them-...

Oh. Yes.  Indeedy, it is.  I can't keep from grinning even as I write this.  How awesome is it to have a manly moose, but in HOT PINK???? 

Extremely awesome, that's how awesome.

I love when something utilitarian is also beautiful or funny or memorable in some way.  It's those details that make decorating fun.  I felt I could get away with doing something outrageous since the hooks are in a back hallway and not by the front door.  But, really, wouldn't a hot pink moose make your day no matter where he was?

Yeah.  I know.  Me, too.