Sunday, March 11, 2012

Which way is North?

Now I will always know the answer to that question…at least when I am at home. Because I have a giant North arrow for a coat rack!


I design maps as part of my job, and the cardinal rule of map making is to never produce a map without a) a scale bar and b) a north arrow.  I thought I ought to bring some of my GIS nerd home and own it.

I cut the arrow out of plywood (left over from the coffee table disaster), and painted it. The hooks are original door knobs from the house. They were very rusted, so I spray painted them with the ever-lovin’ oil rubbed bronze. They are glued in with the left over epoxy from my coffee table attempt #1.


I love that it rounds out the entry way, is fully functional, and yet is artistic all at the same time.

1 comment:

  1. Cute idea ... I like how it ties the entryway together. There is kind of a connection between the bench and the rack. And way to re-purpose so many supplies!