January 29, 2013

Race Medal Display

You may remember back here, that I was agonizing over how to display all of my new race medals.  For the last few months, most of my medals have resided on a tie-rack, turned necklace holder in my closet.  And while I loved the opportunity to see them every morning as I got dressed, I needed a new space.  I did acquire 6 new medals in 2012 after all!  After spending many months of trying to find homes for my new medals, I finally settled on a plan - I was going to design my own rack and either make it myself or have a good friend (Hi Russ!) who happens to be very handy pitch in.  As I was putting away Christmas decorations and organizing a closet in my den, I noticed a peg rack that had previously held purses and hats in my old apartment.  I hadn't ever found a home for it after I moved into my house, so it had been collecting dust in the closet for a while.  As soon as I saw it, I had a plan!
The vision - adding race medals and memorabilia to the cozy nook in my office -
check out my Piglet stocking...he's still up!
  I grabbed a hammer and some nail and added a few extra "pegs" to the rack.  Then I found a simple, white shelf at Target ($19 in case you're wondering).  I always wanted some sort of shelf/hook arrangement so I could display some of my other race memorabilia - photos and whatnot.  And after that, it was just a matter of putting the holes in the wall at the correct location to hang the medal peg rack, shelf and my framed Wine and Diner poster.  I think it came out pretty fabulous, don't you?


Bling Bling!

L-R: 2012 Rock 'n Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Relay; 2012 Disney's Princess Half Marathon; 2010 Turkey Derby 3rd place in age group; 2012 Team #runDisney virtual 5k; 2012 Disney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon; 2013 Walt Disney World Half Marathon; 2012 Girls on the Run 5k; 2011 Disney's Princess Half Marathon; 2012 Wicked 10k

Shelf with race photos, Mickey Vinylmation, Rock 'n Roll Relay Baton and D-Tag from Rock 'n Roll Relay

He's pretty cute, huh?

I'm very pleased with the results and it's just one more reason that my office is my favorite room in the house.  I like that my medals are out on display without being over the mantle...although if that's where yours reside, more power to ya! 

What do you do with your race medals (and please don't tell me they're in a drawer somewhere!)?

{Christine}

13 comments:

  1. We have ours hanging on medal racks in the garage. I love your idea!

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    1. The garage is one step above a drawer... :)

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  3. Absolutely adorable idea! Mine currently hang from the door to my wardrobe, but this is so much better! (my last comment posted weird, so I decided to repost with my blog ID)

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    1. Thanks! I'm so happy with how it came out!

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  4. Love your idea! Our medals currently hang from the bedpost and definitely need a new home! :)

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    1. Thanks Karien! It definitely is just what I needed :)

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  5. I like yours!! Very cute and tasteful..
    I have 20+ and I still havent done a thing with them...
    What about your bibs?

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    1. The bibs were the only thing I couldn't squeeze in. I've thought about another shelf to add a big frame for bibs. Or maybe framed on the adjacent wall...maybe wallpaper?! ;)

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  6. Great minds think alike! I have been looking for a way to display our medals as well. I saw something similar at Target and thought it would work great...now I know it will! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Awesome, glad I could help! I think it took me a while because I didn't want a conventional medal rack.

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  7. Great idea! Okay....now I want an office!

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    1. Chalk that up to single girl living! :)

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