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2.26.2021

she pegged it!

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the peg rack in our entry hallway seen in my previous post
was hiding something...

behind the gray hat and yellow scarf was a really different kind of 'hook'.
it's not a hook at all, actually. it's a vintage item that i re-purposed as a hook.

it's one of my favorite projects ever, first created over a decade ago.
i've never seen anyone else do this (at least, they haven't posted it online)
and i think it's about time that i share it!

continue reading for details...
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look closely...
this vintage ceramic 'hook' is a part used in electric fences!
the ceramic 'insulators' hold the electric wire away from the wood fence posts.
you can buy them new at farm supply stores, in several sizes.

ten years ago, i made some peg racks using them with old planks of wood:
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first they were in my farmhouse on an island,
(and my photos of that house were on an exterior drive that was stolen, so i can't show you)
then i used them on the garden house that i made over in Seattle
(both inside and out). and i left them there. sad face.

they are a perfect farmhouse-style accent, and can be used in a few different ways...

create a peg rack, using multiple insulators and a large piece of wood.
OR use a small piece of wood as a backing for just one insulator at a time,
creating a single 'hook'.

dependent upon the ceramic insulators you choose, you can use them in two ways:
 
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1. hang things on them as if they were a regular hook

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2. if you use the larger sizes, they have a hole in them...
put the top of a clothes hanger through the hole
OR insert a length of twine, leather, or ribbon to hang a bucket, basket, etc.

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this is a creative + easy way to make an unusual accent for your home - 
whether you live in a farmhouse or not!
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there is one caveat to using some versions of the insulators:
they come with long screws attached.

so unless you want to put more holes in your wall, 
you'll need to attach the insulators to your wood backing 
then cut off the extra screw length behind the wood piece.
use regular length screws to hang the wood securely on your wall.


shared online:

funky junk interiors | diy salvaged junk projects #566



links to previous related posts:

entry hall spring restyle

garden house weekend makeover

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2 comments:

  1. What a neat Idea! The possibilities are endless, thank you! :)

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    1. you are most welcome, Jenny! thank you so much for stopping by to visit and taking time to leave such a nice comment <3

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