Dimensions: Height 32 inches, Width 27.5 inches, Depth of shelf 4.25 inches, Total depth 5.25 inches, Weight 19 pounds. I’m not sure what to call this unique upcycled piece. It could work equally well in multiple places where people might want to check their appearance and stash things. In an entryway or mudroom, it could accommodate coats, hats, gloves, scarves, keys and umbrellas. In a bedroom or dressing room it could accommodate clothes, belts, ties/scarves, necklaces, bottles of perfume/cologne and so on. In a bathroom it could accommodate clothes, towels, brushes, shampoo bottles and so on. I used my imagination to create it, now you can use yours to decide where to put it and how to use it. Two D-rings are already mounted on the back, so all you need to hang it is a hammer, a couple of nails, and a wall. $150.
This was a fun project that drew on several sources. I found two pairs of bifold window shutters sticking out of trash can in an alley a couple of blocks from my house in the Glover Park neighborhood of D.C. I removed the hardware, cleaned them up, painted them “Barista” gray semi-gloss from Behr (Home Depot), and attached them to a thin backing piece. I salvaged the mirror from a wall-mounted medicine chest that I found curbside, also just a couple of blocks from my house. The shelf was a leftover piece of salvaged wood. I cannibalized the shelf railing and spindles from a baby-changing table I found curbside a few blocks away. (I knew I wouldn’t need the top front rail when I upcycled it into a bar cart.) I painted these components black for some contrast with the shutters. I bought the hooks from my local Ace Hardware store—where I buy a lot of supplies. But I can’t think of any place where you could buy something like this final piece.
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