Location: Corte Madera
Time: 2 hours
Cost: Less than $10
Tell us the tools and resources you used for the project:
1. I used one piece of wood, cut 1/8" smaller all around than the inside of the door. My friend Mike had a piece of laminate laying around in his garage so I used that. You could use any piece of wood or laminate that is sturdy and fits your space.
2. Black felt - because it shows off jewelry nicely
3. White hooks with a rubberized finish so that the jewelry has a soft landing spot
4. A staple gun to attach the fabric to the board
5. Heavy duty velcro, to attach the board to the inside of the door
6. Scissors to cut the fabric
7. Measuring tape to measure the fabric and velcro placement
Share step-by-step instructions for how you completed the project:
This project is so easy (I even had a glass of wine first!), and pretty self-explanatory. Even so, here are the instructions:
1. Measure the inside of the door that you are going to turn from wasted space to fabulous hanging space.
2. Cut your board to fit snugly into the space when covered with fabric - 1/8" less all around than the
size of the space
3. Cut your fabric to fit the board - 2" longer all around than the board
4. Lay your board on top of the wrong side of the fabric
5. Secure the fabric to the board all the way around with the staple gun
6. Flip your now-covered board over and screw in your hooks. You will want to measure the items you're hanging so that you place your hooks properly. I had some 18" necklaces I wanted to hang so I placed the hooks 20" apart from each other length-wise and 2 1/2" apart from each other width-wise
7. Flip your board back over and apply one side of the velcro
8. Go to your door and place the other side of the velcro in the same pattern - you want the pattern on
your board and the pattern on the door to match up.
9. Take your board and press it into the door.
10. Hang your items.
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