|Apr 24th 1913|
During our work on the entryway, I decided to take down the coat hooks. It is basically a painted board with about 6 hooks attached to it. It appears that it has been a LONG time since anyone had bothered to take it down. It turned out to hold a couple of surprises:
1. The board is walnut with beautiful grain. I am looking forward to stripping the paint adding a few coats of shellac and hanging it back up in it's original spot.
2. Under the coat hook were two layers of old wallpaper. We like the blue one! It is the oldest layer. Both were carefully steamed off the wall and are being kept safe.