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Handmade, Repurposed Gifts ~ My Favorite

Last year, my husband took an old headboard and footboard  from the grandparent of an older friend of ours and made it into a bench for our entryway.  I love it. And yes, during the cold months, it collects a beautiful array of family and friends winter coats. I kept mentioning to my husband we needed a coat rack.

So, in true Big Buckaroo fashion, he made something for me that he knew had a lot of meaning and would make me smile every time I hung up a coat.


He took some of the leftover wood from the bench project and added some of the door handles and water spigot handles that I had kept from my great grandparents home in Mississippi. I grew up in the house next door to them.


When I look at it, it makes me remember my childhood. Great memories of when I had family close, I could run through “the park”, which was a beautiful area between my house and my grandparent/Great Grandparents home.


Drinking from the hose while playing outside all day in the pasture, in the barns, and in the park.

repurposed-coat-rack-3My husband has repurposed old pieces, that hold old memories, in a place where we are creating new memories for our children.

Now, that is the best Christmas gift he could have ever given me.

To a New Year of great friendships and memories,
The Park Wife


  1. I love this! I would’ve never thought to use water spickets for this! Awesome! I love meaningful gifts! I love everything about this- the wood, the hardware, and the heart behind it!

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