Monday, 13 May 2013

Wall Hooks on a Board

I needed some hooks in the bedrooms.  I often see them in shops and they are just one of the growing number of things I look at in shops and make a mental note that this looks easy and I should make this instead of buying it.  It is a very long list now and made longer but the advent of pinterest.  I have a board on there called things I want to make and it is just for this purpose.
Well I got around to making one thing, and it is a board with hooks on to hang on the wall and hang things on.
It is made completely with things I had to hand and so effectively cost me nothing.
It is made from an old drawer front with is solid wood and two hooks which I had lying around.  They were both in houses we bought, and we took them down and kept them. 
This is what they looked like before.  I filled in the centre hole with filler and sanded it thoroughly.  I lightly sanded the blue paint and primed it and then painted it with white semigloss. 
I was going to use it like this but I decided it needed to be a little bit more interesting so I did decoupage with some maps from an old atlas.  I also gave it a few coats with cabothane clear water based varnish on top.
Then I screwed it into the wall.  The screws for this are hidden under the hooks.  I could have made some way of hanging it on the back but decided to do it this was as we aren't going to be moving it. 
I left the sides showing the dovetails from the old drawer sides.  I like this detail.
I think I need to make some more and I may have to buy the hooks next time. 
I hope you all had a nice mothers day, those of you who are mums and celebrated it yesterday.  I had a wonderful roast dinner cooked for me and had a lovely day. 


  1. These look great & you could do them in such a variety of themes .. Well done

  2. So fun! I'd love for you to come share it at the link party I am cohosting right now!

    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  3. Such a cute idea for the hooks. Love this. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

  4. Very nice! I like how you have the two maps side by side.

    A Tossed Salad Life

  5. Great idea! Love the maps! Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  6. Great idea! it came out really good!

  7. Brilliant upcycle...and I love anything with maps. Great job!

  8. Great idea. I love the maps. So cute:)

  9. What a fun idea! Like how the hooks are eclectic. Adds to the charm.

  10. This is so cute with the maps behind the hooks! Love it!!

  11. Great upcyle! I always love anything with maps.
    - Lora

  12. Love this project! I pinned it--thanks for the inspiration!

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home! I really appreciate it.

  13. Love it with the maps! And I love that you used the front of a drawer. Gives it just little pinch of "hey, what is that?"