13 Feb 2014
DIY Geometric Hooks
Today I'm sharing a super simple DIY project: geometric hooks. I made these hooks for my bedroom to organize/display accessories. There is one small closet that both the hubs and I share and I really need to use every square inch I can find to store all of our things. I think these hooks will be perfect for necklaces, scarves, etc.
The hooks are made from a square dowel that I turned on its side to give the look of diamonds. I love the geometric feel of them and the monochrome colour scheme of black, white and blonde wood.
If you would like to make these hooks too, here is what I did:
First, I cut 2" long pieces from a poplar square dowel. I sanded them and then added a couple of coats of craft paint to two of them and the third one was left unfinished. To be able to screw the dowel pieces into the wall, I used double ended screws. You will need to pre drill a hole into one end of each dowel piece and then screw one end of the screw into your pre drilled hole (pliers will help here). To mount the hooks on the wall, I predrilled holes again and then just twisted the hooks in place.
I'm really pleased with the hooks, but there are so many other things in this room that I'd love to update. One of the main things would be to figure out how to get a cleaner look for our bed. I really don't like bedskirts. I never had them growing up and I just can't seem to get used to the skirted look. I would love to figure out a solution to create a frameless bed. Maybe add legs to our box spring or something. If you have any ideas I'd love to hear them. I'm not sure when I'll have time to tackle the bed though with all the renos going on around here! :) We're getting closer to finalizing our kitchen design and I'll be sure to share it when it's ready.
Happy Thursday! I'm off to make last minute valentines with my boys - how did valentine's day creep up so fast?!
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