Today I am going to show you how I made these cute hooks for my house.
This project came about because Nate and I were having an awful time finding hooks for our main bathroom. We could find a black shelf or wood but it would always have the brushed nickle hooks and the rest of our bathroom is black and chrome and I just didn’t want to pay $20 for hooks that I was going to have to change out anyway.
This is what I came up with and if you keep reading I’ll show you how I made them!
The first thing I did was buy this 6 foot long board. I think it cost about $5.
The 2nd step was to saw it into 2 pieces (ignore the fact that I started primering it first…that was stupid and I wasn’t thinking).
The next step was to cut the beadboard to the size I needed. I don’t remember how much a piece of beadboard is because we’ve had this around for a long time now as a leftover from our 1/2 wall. This picture is of Nate’s hands, he showed me how to use the saw and then I did the rest of it so this is totally something a girl can do!
Next step is to primer the pieces of wood (I wasn’t worried about the backs because they are just going to be flush against the wall and I am not trying to sell them!)
After I had the wood primered I did some measuring and figured out exactly where I wanted the beadboard and made some marks so I would know where it was suppose to go.
I then flipped the piece of beadboard over and used liquid nails all over the back.
Then I flipped it onto the wood and got it all centered where it was suppose to be.
Then I used a couple heavy piece of wood to help hold it in place and let it sit for quite a while to make sure the glue was good and dry.
Later that night (I told you I waited a long time) I used some cups to lift the back of the hooks up off the ground so I could get them painted. I used Krylon white paint and did a few good coats to make sure it was well covered (on 1, the other I used Krylon black)
Here is a picture of what it looks like with the 2 pieces together so you can see about how thick it is.
I will admit for the white one I had Nate do the measuring and had him put the hooks on. I was too nervous! He did it and of course it was great.
Here is the finished product on the wall. The step I didn’t show you was that I sanded all the edges of the white one and then to make it match the boy’s furniture used Minwax Early American stain all over it. That is how I got the finished look.
Because it is in the little boy’s bedroom we screwed it right into the studs so we didn’t need to worry about them pulling it down on themselves. Also I want to note that we used liquid nails to do the initial attaching. I knew that when we put the hooks on the beadboard would also be held in place by 10 screws (2 for each hook) so I knew it would be held in place well.
For the black one that was going in the bathroom we used bigger double hooks. Again since the kids will be hanging their towels on the hooks I screwed the hooks right into the studs in the bathroom. I need to do some cleaning up around the screws to make them look more flush. Nate is going to help me with that since he was out of town when I hung this one. The black one is 100% me. I put the hooks on and put it on the wall. I’m hoping I can find what I want to put above it so I can do the full reveal of the rooms!
I am so excited about them and can’t wait to make more for the other kid’s rooms. They are all sure they NEED them and they’re probably right. (and yes Nate is going to have to help me get 2 of those hooks straight…they were hating me!)
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