Guest Blogger: Sara from Russet Street Reno

I’m excited to have yet another fabulous blogger guest posting today!  Please welcome Sara from Russet Street Reno – if you don’t recognize her from this post, then no doubt you’ve seen her fabulous home all over the blogosphere.  Seriously, it’s gorgeous.

Russet Street Reno

Sara and I share an true love for Pottery Barn’s Moorish Tile rugs, graphic patterns and fun colors – and she’s always tackling fun projects like creating her own art room and making over her TV room (love!).  It’s always so fun to check in on her blog and see what magical transformation she’s currently working on.  Without further adieu, here’s Sara!

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When Liz asked me to do a guest post, I was so flattered!  I instantly started thinking about what I could post about.  I had grand visions of huge awesome projects and/or furniture makeovers.  Instead, I have created ‘The post in which I declare my love for cheap hooks.’  Apparently, having an entire room to put my clothes was not enough storage.

Guest Post from Sara @ Russet Street Reno

And the small closet inside said room is also full of places to stash things…

Guest Post from Sara @ Russet Street Reno

But that didn’t stop me from wanting some ‘lazy girl’ storage, in the form of easy hooks behind the dressing room door.  What can I say, I love the possibility of actually making it onto a hook if I throw a towel while walking by.  Hey, anything that keeps laundry off my lovely Moorish Tile rug is fine by me!  I used fancy hooks in the master closet…

Guest Post from Sara @ Russet Street Reno

But this situation called for quick and dirty (ok, they weren’t dirty but you get the idea) $1 hooks from the clearance bin at True Value.  I employed my drill, level, and measuring tape and got to it one night while the man was out of town.  Ladies, am I right that sometimes you just need your man to leave before anything on the ‘honeydo’ list gets done?  I know you hear me!

Guest Post from Sara @ Russet Street Reno

I was so excited to have all these hooks lining the back of the door, where no one will see it – but um, may wonder why the door won’t go all the way against the wall.  And then I realized…

Guest Post from Sara @ Russet Street Reno

I totally need a hoodie intervention.   That is 8 right there and I also have three double hooks on the back of the master closet door with more.  Oh, and there are also some hanging on the back of the bedroom, guest room, and art room doors.  I guess I’m a ‘behind the door hoodie’ junkie.  Don’t tell.  Thanks to Liz for letting me be a part of her guest post feature!

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Thanks so much, Sara!!  After reading Sara’s post I’ve realized it’s criminal that I don’t have a single hook in our entire house – how have I lived this long without a hook?  Am I the only one that’s not a hooker?  Ha, just kidding.  :)

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  1. Lisa says:

    I love hooks, I have them everywhere. And my husband has 12 hoodies on hooks behind our bedroom door :-)

  2. Aimee says:

    Sara, I am so glad I got to “meet” you! You are totally correct that some projects need to be accomplished under solitary conditions. I would rather undergo torture than have my husband help me hang a picture. He is of the “one match to light a fire” type mentality. When I hang pictures (alone), I eyeball the situation, nail, eyeball again to adjust, nail again and repeat until I get it right. (The holes are behind the picture, so I don’t care.)
    Hooks are fabulous, but I would abuse them by hanging everything on them rather than using drawers and hangers. Was also taken with Liz’s hooker joke.
    Sara, I’ll be checking you out on RUSSET STREET RENO! Thanks for visiting.

  3. Aimee, you are so kind! And funny, of course. I also do the eyeball thing, I do agree it’s the best way! Ok, maybe not the best…but the laziest for sure :)

    I have to thank Liz for including me, this post was so fun to write!

  4. Karrie says:

    Ha! That’s so funny! Just last night my husband proclaimed that “we” (meaning I) need to quit hanging our towels on the door because then they don’t shut. I then pointed out that I wouldn’t need to hang them that way if the hooks weren’t already occupied–then I went on to say was that what we needed was more hooks. “Every door in our house needs a hook–it’ll be great for guest plus how smart would that be!”. Haha! But when you break it down like you do, it was probably laziness that prompted my “brilliant” idea. My husband is not going to know what hit him now that I see how smart it is to put more than one hook on the back of the door! :) Thanks for the inspiration as always, Sara!

  5. I love the fancy hooks of your closet. It’s very unusual to see that kind of design.
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  6. Ashley says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE those curtains!!!
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  7. I have those sweater pillows. I am impressed by the amount of vibrant colors you have in clothing. my clothes are white, off white, light grey, dark grey and coral. maybe I should take a lesson from you!