Quick weekend – Leash hanger project

We have a new addition to our family. Meet Boone.
Dalmatian puppy














He’s 12 weeks old. Is he not the cutest thing ever? We’ve had him two weeks and I’m in love with him already. He joins Dozer, his reluctant older brother.













I’ve had a hook in my laundry room for the leash and harness for my dog Dozer. When Boone came I knew I was going to have to come up with something new. I have a bunch of pallet wood in my garage from all the construction going on in my neighborhood. (Hello, do not leave pallets unattended on my street!) I picked up some awesome hooks from Hobby Lobby and went about making a new place to store leashes and harnesses. Like I said, this was a quick weekend project, so it’s not a tutorial. It’s just something I threw together. My laundry room is a sea blue green color. When we first painted this room, I loved the paint color when it was in the can, not so much once it was on the walls. I’ve grown used to it by now and I’ve put up a beautiful glass backsplash that has all the colors in the room in it. So that was the inspiration for the color for my leash holder.
Laundry Room

I used some craft paint added some white, added some floetrol and painted the board. It was still TOO bright. I hated it. So I took some white craft paint and added water and just kinda white washed it with a rag until I liked it. I sanded a little, just to give it character. I finally got to use the freezer paper transfer method that is all over blog land. I had wanted to use it on my Country Door Knockoff sign, but just couldn’t make it work, so I thought I’d give it a try here. I wasn’t 100% successful and I did go over the letters with a sharpie, but I really like how it turned out.  See that little white hook on my ironing board?  That’s what I was using for Dozer’s leash before.

I printed out the font in reverse and used a spoon to burnish the names onto the board. I found the dog in my word clipart and did it the same way. It was still kinda light, so I went over everything with a sharpie. I still plan on sanding it a little and using a dark wax on it. At the time, I didn’t have the wax. So, that’s my quick little weekend project. Add some sawtooth picture hangers and you are good to go.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time…

Liz Marie Blog
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7 thoughts on “Quick weekend – Leash hanger project

  1. Super cute! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

    • Thanks Diane! I appreciate you stopping by. That was my first blog hop – as you can probably tell, I’m new to blogging. I’m learning as I go. Thanks for the kind words. My pups are so sweet and Boone is growing like a weed. Stop by again, I’ve got a new project in the works!

    • Thanks Debbie,
      He is such a joy, a little terrorist joy! It’s amazing how many changes we had to make to our lives, but we are doing it and we are all getting settled. Luckily, he’s a quick learner. Thanks for stopping by.

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