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I have been loving metal lately.

Heavy Metal.

Not AC/DC heavy metal but working with 16 gauge steel.

Here’s a funny note. I Googled Top 10 Metal Bands to find a name of a metal band, cause in all honesty, I don’t know any metal band names. Google sent me to Target. Target listed the top 10 metal band swimming pools. I guess Google isn’t into Metal Bands either. ha.

Back to the subject at hand.

Metal home décor.

These are the metal Eat, Love and Love items that Jack and I created and have for sale in the shop.

But this weekend I hit the metal home décor DIY Out. Of. The. Park!!!

An Etsy shop customer of mine shared with me how they had used a level in their back entry décor. I have been thinking and thinking about this vintage metal level since purchasing it at an Estate Sale.

All of my interior decorating stars aligned and I caught Wade with a moment to spare so he could help me.

We purchased these four hooks from Lowe’s. But after returning home we realized that we needed some longer screws to attach the hooks to the level. So we ran into our local little home town hardware store.

I love this small town hardware store. They have everything and nothing at the same time.

While Wade searched to find the right size screws we needed, I snapped a few pictures of a hardware store from days gone by.

Once we got back home, Wade collected his tools. He punched and then drilled two holes for each hook to attach them to the level.

All that was left after attaching the fourth hook was to hang the new level coat rack.

Capitalizing on the fact that wall studs are typically 16 inches apart, we marked two spots 16 inches apart on the level and attached the level directly into the studs. We didn’t even need to get a level to level the level. A fact that wasn’t lost on either one of us. 🙂


I added my Old Lake George sign above the coat rack and called the project complete.

Wishing for a before and after? Wish granted.

I thought I liked working and decorating with metal before but this project has catapulted that to a whole new level. Pun intended. 🙂

Have a great week. I have another Etsy customer story for you on Wednesday. I hope you can stop by.