Friday, July 15, 2011

easy and free tie rack

Have I mentioned that my husband loves bow ties? 
It could be because it has his name in it (beau).  
It could be because he looks like a darn good-looking southern man.
Or, as he says, it's just because "they don't get in the way."
Whatever the reason be though, he has begun his collection of them. 
He's up to five now. And as he finds great bow ties for awesome steals, the number grows.

Wanna know the funny part though?
He can't actually tie a bow tie.  I tie them for him every Sunday.
Yep, we're planning on being that cute old couple one day who depend on each other for the simplest of things...like tying a bow tie.

In our apartment complex we have an area called the "freebie bin" where residents can drop off random things  they no longer want or need.  To be honest it's usually junk, but occasionally you can find some cool pieces.  I was freebie bin-hunting the other day and happened upon some mangled, unrecognizable wire contraption.
Honestly, I have no idea what it is still. 
But, I saw some potential in it, so I took it home with me. 
Well, actually I only took part of it home. Seriously, the thing (whatever it was) was a mess, so I broke it apart and only took part of it. 

Once at home, I did a little wire-bending and wire-snapping and wha-la!
Tie rack!
I pulled out a couple command hooks and stuck it all on the wall.
P.S. Please excuse the pictures of my cramped closet. 




4 comments:

Windy said... Best Blogger Tips

That is very creative! I have no idea what that could have been in it's former life, but as a tie rack it rocks!

Mel said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice work! It was probably a shoe rack before, but those things always get annoying anyway...this is a much better purpose for it!

Megumi said... Best Blogger Tips

Candace, that is so funny because I took the rest of it! and fyi it is a shoe rack :) I was wondering where the other part of it went ;) lol Great idea though, I love it! and I love all of Beau's bow ties! very cool

Leah said... Best Blogger Tips

That is soo clever- and I love Beau's bow tie's so stylish! And how cute of you to tie them..AWH!