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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21 comments:

  1. How handy and looks very much like something you would do! :) Love the idea! Now just start hanging stuff on them. Hope to see them in action too.

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    1. ha ha! I think they'll be full of "tingsis"(things) soon. How's that for some finglish? :)

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  2. Love them! I also LOVE that necklace! Where did you get it?

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    1. Thanks Camilla. The necklace is Aarikka. I got it a couple of years ago and am not sure if they still have the exact same one, but they always have a lot of lovely wooden bead necklaces.

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  3. I love the simplicity of them and I'm obsessed with that necklace!

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    1. Thanks Julia! The necklace is one of my faves. :)

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  4. These look awesome. And I love that it looks great with or without accessories.

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    1. Thanks Kim. I really like the simplicity of them and agree that they look nice without accessories as well.

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  5. I love this! Perfect for a bathroom!

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    1. Thanks Caroline. They would work well in a bathroom too.

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  6. SO beautifully simple (like everything you do) and I love that they're three, different neutral colors. Lovely!

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    1. I really love simple neutrals. They're a great base for just about anything. :)

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  7. Very nice! I love how you turned them on the diagonal! For Ari's bed we put a fitted sheet over the box spring instead of doing a bed skirt.....I really like it. I'm not a bed skirt fan, either; I'm thinking of doing the same thing with our bed.

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    1. A fitted sheet is a great idea. I had been thinking of how to cover the box spring. Our bed is a king and has two box springs so I may have to still figure out how to disguise the split between the two. Thanks for the tip Gretchen! :)

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    2. Ours is a king, too, but I was thinking we could maybe get one king fitted sheet over the two box springs so that it looked like one continuous piece...not sure, though. I need to look around and see if I can find where anyone else has actually done it!

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    3. I'm thinking it should work if you pull it taut enough to hide the split. Maybe a more stiff fabric for the
      sheet?

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  8. I love U and all your'e idea's :D :*

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  9. That is such a great project. I love everything about it. I love that you made them diamond shaped by turning them.

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    1. I was actually going to make them round initially, but noticed the square dowels at the hardware store and knew that they would be perfect turned. :)

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