I have several things from both of my grandmothers in our home. The vintage library table in the living room came from my Grandmother Hoffman, and I have several pieces of vintage pottery and other kitchenware from my Grandmother Kough. But, there is only one thing that I have from the men in my family – a collection of vintage hats.
Vintage Hats on the Entryway Wall
These hats have been stored in our attic for years. We’ve gotten them out from time to time. Like when the boys needed to dress up as a historical character for a school project. I’ve wanted to do something to display some of these hats for quite a while. But, was never sure where to display them. For now, I decided to display a few of these vintage hats in our entryway.
I don’t have a lot of space for hanging hats here, so I chose three that I thought looked good together. A gray felt hat, a straw hat with a black band, and a black bowler hat. I also have an amazing horsehair top hat! I also stacked two of the hat boxes that the hats were stored in on the entryway bench. You may have noticed that this is a different bench than what I had in this space previously. It’s one that I found on Facebook Marketplace a few months ago. The wooden legs were stained with a cherry finish, so I painted them black to fit better with my decor.
I hung an old bamboo cane that I’ve had for years above the hats on the wall. I used two, longer finish nails and laid the cane on top of them. And, the croc embossed handbag is something I found at a thrift store years ago. I love how all of these vintage elements came together in one place.
vintage hat sign
And, I created a print based on the common phrase, “a place to hang your hat”. You can find this printable in my Free Printable Library. It’s designed as a ledger size, 11″ x 17″. I had mine printed at Office Max on 11″ x 17″ card stock for under $1. And, you can order online and pick up curbside now!
Since, I change things up in this space often, the hats will probably not stay here for long! I’m thinking about creating a larger display for them in my downstairs family room. I think they will look great in that space long term since it has a more masculine feel. And, I have more wall space there where I can create more of a gallery wall with the vintage hats.
I love the way you’ve tied the wall together with color and theme! We’re ranchers – I bet a wall would look great with old cowboy hats, stains and all!
They would look amazing! You should do it!
Looks so nice! Can you recommend the hat pegs you used to hang your hats?
Very clever and original! All the elements came together so well. You have a good idea for details.
You are so creative. As always, your ideas look great! Your grandfather had impeccable taste!
I just love this, it looks really good and it also brings a few memories with it, the hat boxxes are a great touch.
I hope you and yours are all safe and well, take care.x