Let me tell you a story. One morning I woke up and stared at this wall…
and thought….what a waste of space. I wanted to decorate it all cute..cause according to pinterest..that’s what you do. But it seemed a waste to hang pictures there when the only person who sees my bedroom lives in the same house as me…and well…i guess you now.
and literally brushed my teeth and went to home depot!
I took horrible pictures..cause I’m horrible. But guys! it’s so stinkin easy! I bought two pieces of wood…(They were pretty cheap.. less than $4 total. (just try to get the straightest ones you could find!)
Then I headed over to the knob hooks and drawer pull section.
let me tell you. knobs/hooks are PRICEY! I knew I wanted a bunch..cause i’m a scarf hoarder. (I used 11.) And I wasn’t going to spend $3 on each one…and the cheap ones were kinda….not cute. So I did the next best thing. PAINT! I gathered up all the ones that were a dollar or less and added some spray paint (and glaze) !…(if doing this for a kids room…think of how fun they would be if they were pink or blue or all different colors!) (so $11 on knobs!)…that’s $15 so far!
Paint the board..distressed the crap out of it with sandpaper and I used a drill to drill a hole in the board…then added the knob!
And let me tell you why I pick an odd number or knobs. Cause if you have 9 knobs…you can measure out where the middle is and put a knob there…and then put 4 on each side equally spaced apart. It seems like less harder math than the other way.
Now…why I was at home depot..I ran over the hooks…They were much more price friendly. 100 hooks for less than $4. So $19 thus far (all paint I had on hand…so let’s just say an even $20.) (hooks are here)
They only had gold…so spray paint again…(spray paint is a common theme here on my blog. I’ve pretty much spray painted everything in my house.
Then measure and pre-drill holes and then screw in! (this is what the drill bit looks like–
I placed mine about 2 inches apart
as you can see..i got a little decorative with this board. I knew that the board would be more seen than the other one…and i was waiting for the hooks to dry and the paint was sitting there.
I used 36 hooks…and most necklaces are doubled up…I was afraid if I put the hooks too close together it would look messy…but you could probably do about 1 1/2 inches and be fine!
Then these babies got drilled into the wall…(A. Find the stud and drill into it…and B. use a level make sure it’s straight!)
I added some vinyl…I told my husband that he could pick the word…I wanted something like glam or fancy or something like that..but since he shares this room with me..I thought I would toss him a little good will and let him feel like he belonged in the room with 1000 necklaces.
So he hemmed and hawed and shot around 40 different words.
and he finally comes over and is all…I have the word. It’s finish.
Finish huh. I totally think he’s all trying to motivate me to get my crap done. I am the queen of 90%. I get most everything about 90% and then I get bored and move on. So it seemed valid. But i’m sure he’s thinking of it in a male perspective…like FINISH HIM! Finish what you start..etc…but I shared a sneak peak on instagram (agirlandagluegun follow me!) and someone mentioned that the necklace and scarf is like the finishing touches of an outfit. So it all works.
I only had one 12×24 piece of vinyl left (buy vinyl HERE) and I knew I wanted the finish pretty big…so I decided to cut it out by hand so I could make it all fit! So–just cause you don’t have an electronic cutter doesn’t mean you can’t get down with some vinyl. I sketched it on the back (backwards…that’s the hardest part….) and just cut it out! Then I peeled off a piece on the top of each letter and stuck it to the well…then slowly peeled the backing off as I attached it to the wall.
now…on the side is my earring holder
(made from an old message center)
and I keep a decorative bowl to keep my odds and ends in (don’t you worry…there is a WHOLE other pile of watches and bracelets.
So it’s really a great place to get ready.
It’s so crazy! ever since I finished this up…i can actually see what I have and wear more of it! and it’s a functional work of art! win win!
Melody Benschoter says
Definitely a win! I think this is my favorite project I have ever seen you make- I love it!
Angela, blue i style says
This is such a great use of space!! I saw a sneak peek photo (on FB I think) a while back and I was dying to see how it all turned out – so, so great! I would love for you to come and link up this post at our link party, The Creative Circle! http://blueistyle.blogspot.com/2015/03/TheCreativeCircleWeek6.html