So several months ago I found this image on Pinterest, and it gave me an idea for our farm house.
Boots are compulsory footwear outside the yard at the farm. In summer we have all kinds of prickly things growing in the paddocks, as well as snakes and creepy crawlies. When it is cool and wet we also need boots so that our regular shoes don’t get trashed.
The pile of boots outside the back door was annoying me, because I am a klutz and manage to trip over them regularly. With this in mind, County Boy made us our own boot rack using some old boards that have been lying around the farm, and some old broom handles (farmers never chuck anything out – we also had 7 single beds in the house!).
Country Boy used a plane to shave back the wood, but left it still looking “distressed”. He then used a spade bit to drill holes. We worked out how far apart the holes have to be by lining up our boots on it.
He then cut up the broom handles, sanded them, and then glued and screwed them in.
Finally he ester-poled it to protect it and screwed it to the wall.
How cute are Toby’s boots!
So there you are, an easy boot hanger, and then I can also say that I have made something from Pinterest (OK I gave Country Boy the instructions and he made it, but you get the idea!). Not sure I can call myself a DIY blogger yet.