Monday, November 5, 2012

diy hook board

For our mini-mudroom that we set up in the laundry room, the very first thing I made (and we needed desperately) was a hook board.  After looking around at stores and discovering that to buy one would be about $20-$25, I decided to make my own.  Plus, with the tiny wall we used (26" wide) for this space, nothing was quite the right size.

Just so you know, I did find one at Ikea that is the perfect size, color, and price, but you can't order it online, and I didn't want to drive an hour to Ikea.  But, if you are near an Ikea, this is only $9.99 and it's fantastic!

To start my hook board, I grabbed a scrap piece of 1x3 from the garage that was leftover from our diy headboard, and cut it to 22". Then, I picked up 4 bronze hooks from Home Depot for $2.99 each.
For some reason, this is really not the color these are, but this is the picture they have on their site!

Next, I measured and marked up the board to show where each screw would need to go for these hooks.  
Then, I used a nail and hammer to make a small hole in the board on each dot to prep before painting.  This allowed me to mark up the board for proper placement of the hooks without messing up the paint job. See the holes?
With some white paint lying around the house, I gave this board a few coats.  Once it was dry, I attached the hooks and then attached the whole board to the wall with some drywall screws.  This will ensure that even with the weight of coats, my purse and a laptop case, the board will stay on the wall.
Perfect! And, this only cost me about $12! Holla!
Combined with my diy sunglasses storage, and the faux basket that I made, our mudroom is complete.

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