This past weekend, I was hanging out with a crafty friend and we both decided we needed to do a craft. I usually scour Pinterest for an idea that inspires me, and he enjoys doing projects that are useful… so we looked around my house and decided I needed to find a better way of storing my sunglasses.
Here’s what we used:
D ring hooks
Drill with bits
I happened to have these scrap pieces of wood laying around. I’m not sure where they came from, but they are already painted and have a diagonal cut at one end that seemed perfect for a statement piece. I thought about repainting them, but the used look fits my home aesthetic so I left the boards as is. I have a lot of sunglasses, so we laid them out on the bards to see what kind of spacing we would need. We also checked where most of the sunglasses laid against the board so the hooks would hold them correctly.
Every board will be different, but the spacing we decided on was 2.5” from either edge of the board and a 3.75” spacing between the sunglass hooks. Using a ruler and straight edge, we marked the spot we would put each hook. After double checking our measurements, it was time to drill. We chose a drill bit that was similar in size to the nails in the picture hangers. Carefully, we placed the hook over our mark and used that as a template to drill through. The nails for the hooks we used went at an angle, so drilling in at the correct angle was important. Once all of our holes were drilled, we could hammer in our hooks.
Now it was time to hang them. I had D ring hooks laying around, so we laid them out on the back of each board and marked where the screws needed to go. Then we matched a drill bit to our screw size and pre-drilled each of the holes. Using a hand screwdriver so the wood wouldn’t split, we screwed a D ring hook on the back of each board.
The only thing left was to hang them on the wall! We eyeballed where they looked good then double checked some measurements from the door and the corner to make sure they would be even. Using more picture hooks, we attached the boards to the wall. A small tip is to measure from the top of your picture (or in this case board) to the top of your D ring so when you’re figuring out where you want to hang the picture, you can mark the center and just measure down to where the nail needs to be placed.
These are cuter than I expected them to turn out and I love how they filled up this corner and turned it into useable space. Plus, I have room for some more sunglasses!! (Peep the moustache sunglasses circa 2012 lol) 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea