Posted by Michael, November 15th, 2012
A few months ago during a random trip to Lowe’s, we picked up some hooks for our laundry room. We needed some space to hang random bags, jackets and so forth when we walk in from the garage. We planned on lining them straight on a specific wall. But it turned out the wall had some duct work inside of it and the configuration we wanted would not work. We ended up going with something different which left us with a handful of hooks.
Those hooks sat there for months until we faced the same dilemma in Easton’s room. His room layout is a rectangle but the closet sticks out as you walk into the room leaving a space that is rather dead. We wanted to utilize this area to hang random items; quite like the laundry room idea. We went through some ideas from just mounting the hooks directly to the wall to buying one of those pre-made pieces of wood with hooks on them.
Both ideas just seemed lacking. Random silver hooks on the wall? Could work, but it just seemed too plain. The pre-made idea would work, but we wanted something to really tie into the rest of the room.
The wall behind E’s crib is paneled and all white. Why not extend this idea to the area when you walk into his room? After all, I had a ton of wood left over since, well, I can’t measure (but that’s a story for another day).
So I ventured out to cut two straight pieces in order to make a joint in the corner. From there it was some paint and attach the hooks.
Neither one of us were really sold on the hooks within E’s room. We love the metal, of course, but the size feels a bit on the larger side. Did we need to go so big? I’m not sure; probably because his stuff is so tiny. I’m sure with a couple of years and book-bags, sports gear and so forth, we’ll be looking to add even more hooks. So perhaps these hooks will be just fine as Easton grows.
It was such a simple project that added functionality to an area of the room that otherwise would be useless (besides an opening for the door to swing, duh). And plus, super cheap. Left over wood from a previous project + left over white paint + roughly $10 for the hooks ($2.50 x 4).
Note to self: change those damn gold door knobs and hinges.