Monday, October 22, 2012

Mud Room Hook Wall

If you have a problem with backpacks thrown on the floor, jackets strewn over the washer and dryer and just a general lack of storage when you come in the house this could be a good option for you. It is the same concept that we talked about yesterday with the hooks, only use a board instead of a shutter.
This is a simple solution to hang backpacks, jackets, leashes and bags.

For this project you just need a board, (Measure the length you want and they will cut it for you at Home Depot.) hooks, LONG wood screws, a stud finder, a level, a drill, caulk and paint.

Step 1 -  Sand and paint board
Step 2 - Measure for hooks (notes:I started with one in the middle, put 2 at each end and centered the remaining hooks between each end and the center. Also, pre-drill pilot holes for the screws so that the wood doesn't split when you attach the hooks to the board)
Step 3 - Mark your wall where you want to hang (find at least 2 studs on each end depending on the length you're going for...the more the better)
Step 4 - Pre-drill pilot holes into the board and the wall
Step 5 - Make sure your board is level
Step 6 - You can countersink screws then fill and paint or for a more rustic look you can have the screws showing like in the first photo
Step  7- caulk edges where the board meets the wall and  touch up paint

Of course you can stain the board instead or use all different kinds of hooks to give this a unique look.

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