Here is my inspiration for this project. I believe it ‘s from House Beautiful magazine. I saw it a month ago and wanted to make one for the mudroom but could only use materials I already had on hand, so mine’s quite a bit different from the inspiration photo. And quite a bit smaller too.
I wanted to add a bit more blue to the mudroom to go along with the storage totes. This blue was a little too dark, so I added some white. The ratio I used is 1 part blue to 3 parts white.
I cut the bead board, we had left over from the mudroom walls, to make a 12″x12″ square. Then hubby cut some leftover molding to fit around the bead board as a frame. I only brushed on 1 coat of paint because I wanted to sand it a bit and have the white show through.
I put letters on the back of the frame pieces to remind me where each piece fit the best.
These are the gorilla glue products I used for this project.
I applied wood glue to the back of all the frame pieces and made the frame on the bead board one piece at time.
I applied wood glue to 1 end of the frame piece. On the last frame piece I applied wood glue to both ends. Then made sure the pieces were all firmly in place.
The pieces needed to be clamped for a few hours, but I didn’t have a clamp that would work. So I used the Gorilla glue tape to hold it in place and it worked great. After a few hours I was able to take the tape off.
These are the other supplies I had on hand to use.
Since I only had the scrapbooking book plates, I used brads as the nails.
And used gorilla glue to hold them in place.
I think they look pretty good for cheater book plates.
Then I used gorilla glue to adhere them to the bead board.
I had to drill little tiny pilot holes for the hooks.
Once drilled, I was able to screw the cup hooks easily into the bead board.
Ta-Da! And here it is with keys hanging on it.
Pretty cute, huh? Now I need to make some cute labels and that will be later because I’m done for today.
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Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
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Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
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Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios
Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking
Gorilla Glue Party Event at DIY Club Inc.
Best DIY Projects of September at Beneath My Heart