Thursday, September 10, 2009

Scrabble anyone-Take two

We posted this idea earlier this year, but thought we'd share again for Kimba's DIY party.





Our house has no mud room or coat closet near the back door, one of the pitfuls of an older home. But I do have a back porch that I use kinda like a mud room in the warmer months. If you leave your gear out there this time of year it would be frozen. So I had to have a place for the kids to leave there jackets and backpacks inside. I'd love not to have to look at jackets every time I am in the kitchen but you have to make due with what you have sometimes.



I added some hooks to this little wall, but wanted to add the kids names somehow. One day I thought of my scrabble game that was hidden in the basement under my craft stuff. I pondered a good while how to hang them up then it came to me, poster putty. I just stuck a little on the back of each letter and put them on the molding. Now my kids know where there jackets belong. Do they get hung there, about 90% of the time.





The Junk Mammas

26 comments:

Caro @ Thrifty n Curbside Treasures said...

SUCH a cool idea!!!!

Nancy said...

Very neat idea and so cute!

Nancy

Shanty 2 Chic said...

LOVE this! Good thinking... this is one I must copy!! Way to go!
~Whitney

Sarah said...

That is awesome!!!! I'm adding this to my list of cool things I eventually might steal from other people:) Thanks!

Katie said...

That is such a cute idea. I have a box of scrabble waiting right now for me to do something like that.

Leanne said...

That is sooooo fun! We're working on the mudroom now and I'm still not sure what I'm doing for each locker area. This is such a cute idea, I might have to copy it. Thanks for sharing!

Grits414 said...

LOVE it!!!! (and I have a 'Gracie') too. :)

Cindy said...

Love it, I almost forgot that I bought several old Scrabble games just for the letters.

Kara said...

Functional and cute? Love it!!!

The Covered Porch said...

My son needs this in his room! What a great way to label! Very clever.

dawn said...

I may just have to steal that scrabble tile idea. If I do, I'll post a pic for you. :) Thanks!

Amy said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

That idea is perfection! I love Scrabble, so of course I LOVE that idea. Can't wait to shamelessly copy it!

The Stitcherbee said...

I love that idea! TFS.

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

So cute, simple and clever!

anhesty said...

what a great idea!

Stephanie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!

Kelli said...

I LOVE IT!!

Anna See said...

Very cute idea.

Amber said...

Cute! Love the idea of using the scrabble tiles for their names.

sarah said...

Ok, I am totaly stealing that idea! I love it!!

Mommy Cracked said...

Love that! Very, very cool!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cute! What a simple and easy idea that is so stylish.

Lee Laurie said...

This is such a cute idea!

Marla Taviano said...

A friend pointed me to your post today. Love it! I'm a Scrabble letter freak!

Kristy said...

This is so cute! It's such a simple idea but very creative! I never would've thought of it. Thanks for this post!

Just wanted to let you know that I mentioned your blog and this post in my DIY post at Isn't It Just Darling?

Hopefully you will be able to stop by for a visit :)

http://isntitjustdarling.blogspot.com/2009/09/be-inspired-to-diy.html