Can You Identify This Everyday Item? (We Bet You Can't!)

Can You Identify This Everyday Item? (We Bet You Can't!)

Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 12, 2010

At first glance the item above doesn't appear to be what its intended use is. It really doesn't look like much of anything at all. A cat toy perhaps? A modern tassel? Take your best guess and then see what this item really is!

I've been taking a serious look at my entryway lately. We like it just fine, but with the influx of coats and jackets during holiday parties, it seems a little lacking. Sure, you can throw everyone's coats in a dark bedroom, but when you have one big open space, that's not as easy. Although there are many beautiful ways to have a plethora of coat hooks in a hallway, I've been on the look out for something less "hook-ish."

I had almost given up hope and then I came across this coat rack. It's a coat rack! A few pieces of rope with stuffed leather balls hanging from them. It's a coat rack. It is, however, a bit pricey. You can pick one up for $186, or you can do what most of us would think of first: make one!

This weekend I'll be heading to the local thrift store to check out the materials that might be thicker in nature (the outerwear section is best for this!) to create my own. I like the idea of having a place to hang coats that isn't a rack or wall of hooks. Something different is always awesome. Now the real decision is: how many do I make?

Related: How To: Make a Driftwood Rack

(Image: A+R Store)

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