Here's a quick DIY if you have an empty hallway or entryway space.
I did this for my mom while she was at work.
Here's a BEFORE picture - this is the door that leads out to her garage and the empty wall that was there.
I saw this picture on Pinterest not long ago and thought it would be a great way to display pictures of kids and grandkids.
Mom also needed a place to hang coats and purses, so I knew I needed to make it both fun and functional. I bought the following:
- 1 pre-primed chair rail cut to size at Home Depot
- 3 black double hooks from Home Depot
- 1 36" piece of balsa wood from JoAnn (a very thin wood plank, in the wood section)
- 1 roll of picture hanging wire from JoAnn
- a pack of mini clothespins from JoAnn
For the chair rail and hooks, my dad helped me nail the chair rail into the wall and then I went over it with some white acrylic paint (it was already white, just added a couple more coats to cover up our nails.) Then we used a drill to screw in the hooks.
For the photo display: I had acrylic paint on hand, as well as Walnut-colored antiquing glaze and my Silhouette machine. I painted the wood lime green and added big white dots, then rubbed on some antiquing glaze with a paint brush and wiped it back off with a paper towel. Once it dried I used my Silhouette to cut out a verse (Psalm 126:3) and stuck it on the board. We nailed the board to the wall with regular nails, wrapping the picture hanging wire around the nails before hammering them the rest of the way into the wall. The we used the clothespins to hang the pictures!
This project cost less than $25! And if you don't have access to a vinyl cutting machine you could just use some scrapbook stickers or even a cute stamp set. They are both inexpensive.
Notice our beautiful hall tree. Also known as HOARDERS EPISODE 42.
I don't know how this got to be a problem. But half of those bags were made by my mom so I guess it's her fault. Either way, we had a serious problem with hanging every bag we owned on this one piece of furniture.
I decided to make things easier I would hang some hooks in the kids' hallway (the hallway that connects the girls' room to Sam's room) and use that area for their bags.
And seeing as 80% of the bags in the photo below belong to my kids, this pretty much solved the issue.
I bought the board with the pegs at Hobby Lobby in the unfinished wood crafting section.
Painted it with acrylic paint and hung with command strips!
The art line is hanging with command hooks and picture hanging wire.
(And the chairs were recent thrift store finds and are perfect for this little area.)
Happy hallways! :)