Life Love Larson: Numbered Hooks


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Numbered Hooks

I recently turned some inexpensive hooks (.70 each from clearance rack at Hobby Lobby) into these distressed numbered hooks. 

Here is the breakdown.  This is how each hook looked before.

Good bones, but not into the vegetable.  I removed the hook, peeled and sanded off the vegetable print, painted two coats of a blueish gray, and sanded to distress.

I then printed off a 1, 2, 3, 4 on Word and used black acrylic paint to trace the numbers and fill in.

Once the black paint dried, I sanded the numbers and reattached the hooks.

These hooks went in the booth and the 1, 2, 3 sold right away.  I heard that a pregnant lady bought them, so I am assuming they will be a cute little addition to a nursery!!

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  1. Very cute! I'm not a bit surprised that they sold immediately!


  2. I love numbers on anything! Your hooks are so cute though. How fun! What a great new addition to your home.

    By the way, I am hosting my very FIRST link party and I would love to have you link this to it--

  3. Now see, there you go. So smart to makeover a store sale item to your own liking. You're making me think, think, think.
    The Vintique Object

  4. These are great. I'm not into vegetables either but I do like the numbers. I saw some similar hook in a shop here in Australia. I must go back and see if they are still there as now I know what I can do with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Great deal! And your re-do looks fabulous.

  6. These are seriously so cute!! Thank you so much for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff party- we would love to have you come back tomorrow and link up more of your great ideas!
    Camille @
    PS I am your newest follower!