Friday, July 2, 2010

Hangin' On To Those Dutch Roots

I originally saw this idea posted by Dottie Angel.  I thought it was a perfect way to store and organize all of those knitting needles, but to also use those wooden shoes I've had since I was a child.  I had no idea what to do with them.  We used to attend Tulip Time and I've had the "tulip shoes" for a long time.  Because I now live in Southwest Michigan (a very Dutch area), it was nothing for me to run out to the Wooden Shoe Factory and pick up these adorable little shoes.  I painted them with a mixture of Liquitex colors and finished them with a gloss polyurethane.  Getting them to hang straight on the wall was no easy task.  I finally went with some of those extra 3M hook adhesive labels (you know those hooks that you can remove from the wall--they always come with a few extra tabs).  I stuck those to the bottom of each heel and they seem to work perfectly.  I popped the bottom of a button off and hot glued it to the screw so that it gives it more of a unique push-pin look. Sorry the pics aren't very clear.  One of these days I will get a new camera so I can stop relying on my phone.


  1. LOVE these!!! Nice work... impressive. The green turned out really well too. :)

  2. I love the look. No wonder Care Bear told you you have a lovely home!