After many hours of contemplation,
we decided to leave this hanging rack in its rustic condition.
My wonder-working husband dismantled an old, useless ladder
to fashion this 57 1/2" long piece.
I envision it hanging in a laundry room or entry hall.
I have neither --
so we're posting it on a few Facebook buy/sell pages.
Meanwhile, I'm "pleased as punch" at this re-purposed item!
I looked up the etymology of that phrase and found this at Mental Floss:
The pleased Punch in question is not a drink, but a puppet.
The traditional, ages-old Punch and Judy puppet shows feature the married couple
battling each other with clubs.
In the original story,line hunchbacked, hook-nosed Punch
eventually beats not only his wife to death, but also his infant child,
with a policeman, a doctor, a lawyer and the Devil.
Punch is deliciously self-satisfied with his sadism, constantly uttering his catchphrase:
“That’s the way to do it!” Punch’s strutting pride in his awful deeds is what led to the coining of the phrase of being “pleased as Punch.”