When I was in Provence over the summer I trawled through souvenir shops, markets, household goods shops and quincaillerie (French hardware shops, but of the kind that are like Aladin’s caves) and I gathered up as many hooks and knobs as I could with an idea in mind.
In one of the magazines I’d lugged over there to read, while lounging around, I saw a picture of an MDF shape with different hooks on it, I think meant to be for a hallway to hang coats on, but I thought it would be great in my new spare room to hang my bags from to take photos.
My problem now is that I can’t remember what magazine I saw it in, and I can’t think what shape would be best behind these (not in the layout above, incidentally, they will be randomly spaced about, and the white one will come off that wood) What do you think? Circle? Oval? Shield shaped? I’m vacillating wildly between these three, and then trying to decide if I should paint the MDF white, like the walls that it will be on. I love the pops of colour from those enamel ones though, should I try and hunt down some more here? Help!
http://craftshapes.co.uk and http://www.woodcraftshapes.com have some great mdf and wood shapes that would look fab behind your lovely hooks and knobs.
oooh, those are really nice! I think a long thing, actually, like this http://www.gdhta.co.uk/wordpress/2009/10/the-holiday-season-at-graphic-designhta/coat-hooks/
I think it should be the shape of a panther about to pounce and should be painted hot pink. But then a white oval might look good too.
so freakin cool. get more!
Hang on, I'll be right back (ha ha, I think I'm so witty!)
I'm laughing to hard at Rachaeldaisy to say anything other than oval.
Are you going to add 'knob collector' on your CV?
I think long, thin and painted white – let the knobs be the stars!
Comments are so funny! These are very cute! I think they'd look great on tiered level backings or maybe a wave shape.
Such a cool idea Katy! Also slightly wetting myself at Hadley – and not really sure what shape sorry!
I was liking all the ones you've pinned, and nearly missed H's second comment (having spluttered coffee on my iPad) but I think long and thin and white sounds good!
I think that a long piece of real (not painted) wood would be better!
white oval is what I would go for, or square. I used to have a friend who had old heavy keys all hanging from nails on her wall ( or rather I have a friend who used to have a wall of keys, or possibly still has a wall of keys – you know what I mean)
Nice collection there, you might find some more similar in TKMaxx. No idea about the wood shape, are you cutting it yourself?
I'm thinkimng stags head shape – far more useful than a real stages head (well, except to the stag that is). No? Hmm, maybe oval?
I like oval too- this is a fab idea.
Hahaha! I was initially going to ask if maybe you'd want to get a whole bunch of thingies so each knob could have its own backing, and then you'd just choose one set for each picture, but now I vote for Rachaeldaisy's panther. 😀