Monday, August 9, 2010
A Peg Board & Quilt Rack For The Homestead LVR
After looking at blogs & many Country Sampler magazines I decided that I seemed to also like quilt racks to. So a quilt rack was designed into the peg board. Lucas & Laken are holding the first try up to see how it will look. We noticed the the shelf on top of the quilt rack was not very deep and the brackets were to close to the wall to hang something on it. I wanted more space between the bar and wall. With a deeper shelf it also allowed for longer pegs which allowed hanging larger items from the pegs. The pegs in the peg board in the hall are a bit to short & I had to put tacks in the pegs to keep the lantern & wire jar holders on the pegs when the hall doors were being shut. So we got a wider board & waited for the homestead owner to get it cut. I had to giggle a little when Sam asked if we were going to hang our coats from the pegs.
The wall was a bit bare & it seemed the perfect place to put a peg board to me.
For now I have the penny rug runner I am still working on hanging from the bar. This is where I wanted to put some colonial coverlet runners. Thank you all for sharing the web information to find them in my last post. You are all so helpful & sweet.
I am very happy with how it all turned out and the more colonial look it has added to the LVR. So far I have two new lovely baskets to hang from the pegs. I have been wanting them for a long time. There is a third basket I plan to hang from the center hall door when they get recovered. The baskets were a gift from my Mom. I thought it would be awhile before I could get anything to hang from the pegs. The baskets were perfect and perfect timing too. I think I would like to hang some bunches of dried herbs from some pegs. Not real sure what to put on the top of the quilt rack shelf. I am not giving up on a blanket crane. I think it will just have to go in the master bedroom when dollars allow for a little remodeling in there.
Blessings Til Next Time!