Hi Guys. I'm back. In case you haven't noticed, I've cut back to posting on the blog once a week, and even that is sometimes hard to pull off. Kudos to all you bloggers out there who can manage posting every day. Ain't nobody got time for that. At least I don't.
It's been a busy couple weeks, but the next few are even busier, so I figured I'd better finish up some of my in-progress projects. With all the extra work, though, I haven't been keeping up too well on cooking and cleaning. I mean, nobody's going hungry, but poor Pete's had to buy lunch every day this week 'cause I haven't had lunchmeat or leftovers. I did cook him a frozen pizza this morning before work. Does that count as food?
Well, one of the projects I've been working on slowly is our bedroom.
We recently swapped out our IKEA dressers for some vintage ones, and I have been slowly adding bits and pieces to the room. Nothing wrong with it before, but it just needed to evolve a little bit. Thankfully, the fundamentals were good, so I haven't had to do anything major like change the paint, curtains or headboards. Just some art and furniture tweaks, like my nightstand hack...
After getting the new dressers in, I thought it would be nice to replace the old shelf with some big artwork and other wall stuff. Eventually, I'll do a whole room post, but I'm not done yet, so we will just focus on the low-dresser wall. Here's before...
And here's now...
I'll do a post next week with some more details about my canvas DIY's—which were totally unoriginal and heavily inspired by other brilliant people on the internet— but today I thought I'd share a quick jewely hanger DIY. See that little thingy over the office chair? That's what I'm talking about..
The whole thing cost me about $4 because I bought the octagonal knob—hurray for Young House Love at Target! Other than that, I just used stuff that I had on hand.
Supplies you'll need:
- One knob/hook to hang the hanger on. I used this one.
- Two ten-inch pieces of wood. I found mine behind my townhouse, and used a handsaw to cut them. You could also totally use some thick twigs for a more rustic look.
- Four gold screw-in hooks.
- Several feet of wire. Any color will do, depending on the look you want.
- Four gold push-pins/thumb-tacks (optional)
- Three small nails
- Gold paint (optional)
- Handsaw to cut the wood
- Power drill
Okay, so first step is to drill a hole in each end of each piece of wood. Total of four holes. My wood was almost rotten, so it hardly required any pressure. If you don't have a drill, you could also wrap the wire around the pieces.
Next, insert the wire, knotting at each interval.
There will be a little wire tail at the bottom of the rack, so you can either leave it, or you can drill a little hole and tuck it into the hole for an invisible look. I did this, and it worked well. Here's the hold before I tucked the wire inside.
After you finish the first side, just knot a loop into the wire for the hanger.
Complete the next side....
Then, simply screw in the hooks and hammer the nails where you want. I also stuck the little push-pins into each end for some bling, but this is totally optional. Some of my tacks were silver, so I just painted the tops of them and the nails with a little gold paint for a more cohesive look.
Finally, hang the rack on your hook/knob, and add jewelry. Bam.
Any of you have any fun DIY's to share? I'd love to hear all about them. I won't be back on tomorrow, so have a great weekend!