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. 

15 comments:

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

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  2. So fun! I'd love for you to come share it at the link party I am cohosting right now!
    http://thefirstyearblog.com/2013/05/12/link-party-with-titi-crafty/

    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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

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

    ~Emily
    A Tossed Salad Life

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  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

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  6. Great idea! it came out really good!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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?"

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