I don’t really like coat racks. There’s something about coats hanging out in the open in an entryway that makes me uncomfortable. It’s a type of clutter I don’t know how to deal with, unlike books or vases or vintage knick-knackery. I have, however, remained open to the idea of open-air coat hanging, pending the selection of the perfect rack.
And so, for the nearly three years I’ve lived in this apartment, coats have been hung in closets (occasionally) or piled on chairs (all of the time.) When Marne lived here with me, she begged for a coat rack. When Andy moved in, he begged for a coat rack. But I said no. No, because I hadn’t found the perfect one yet. You may wonder how a mess of coats piled on a chair was acceptable to someone so concerned with coat clutter or maybe how such a person could find such patient roommates: denial and charm.
What I’ve really wanted all along was the limited edition Eames Hang-it-All. I love the classic design, all grown up with black metal and walnut. But at around $250, it was always just too much.
And then, like magic, after years of waiting, Morgan of The Brick House saved the day. I read her post about her Hang-it-All knock-off and immediately clicked over to Simply Benches and ordered one of my very own for $99. Update! Simply Benches is no longer in business but you can grab a knock-off walnut Hang-it-All here on Amazon.
It’s here and it’s fabulous and I don’t even feel bad about buying a knock-off because Morgan did it first. I’m such a fan girl.