Wall Hooks: DIY Project In Clear Steps

People always want to improve their homes and make them attractive, pleasant to spent time in and very welcoming. To do so, everyone pays attention to small details, in order to add a lovely touch to a room. Details are indeed important and the best thing about them is that they are small and yet they create a great atmosphere. We decorate our walls with different kinds of details, starting from pictures to wall hooks. Wall hooks are important and very useful, not only for our entrée but for any other room as a matter of fact. There are always things we can hang, rather than let them sit messily somewhere else. Wall hooks are great small organisers that help us improve the way of living in our own homes. There are thousands of different wall hook design ideal, as many of them we can actually make ourselves. To create your own wall hooks, you simply have to use your imagination and add a pinch of your own style. Here are some of our suggestions in clear steps on great DIY wall hooks that will add a nice feeling to your house or apartment.

 

DIY Door-Knob Wall Hooks

This is an interesting idea to use door knobs as wall hooks. What you need is a few door knobs, nails and a hammer.

Steps:

  • To make this type of wall hooks, start by choosing the right place to install them
  • Then place a door knob on the wall and start driving the nail, which has to go through the key hole

These are the simple steps you have to follow to make your own door-knob wall hooks. If you want to make them even more attractive, you can repaint them in a nice colour to fit your interior. Or even better, to differ from the colour of the walls of your entrée so that they are more visible and grab the attention when walking into the house.

 

DIY Cutlery Wall Hooks

Another great and super extraordinary idea to make your own wall hooks is to use cutlery. What you need is forks and spoons, a flat wooden board, nails and a hammer and pliers.

Steps:

  • Fold the cutlery items you are going to use using pliers
  • Then use thick nails to attach the cutlery to the wooden board
  • Use the hammer to drive the nails and attach the cutlery
  • Then attach the board to the wall (you can also do it in advace)

And here you have a great new set of wall hooks that you can use in any room, especially in the kitchen to hang kitchen utensils or other supplies you use there. Of course, you can place them in the entrée as well, where you can hang coats, keys and umbrellas.

 

DIY Toys Wall Hooks

If you would like to make nice wall hooks for your child’s bedroom, you can use this incredible idea and use toys as wall hooks. What you need is different small toys, a flat wooden board, glue, nails, hammer

Steps:

  • Attach the board to the wall, using nails and a hammer
  • Then glue the toys to the wooden board, making sure that either a leg, head or any part of the toy is situated in a way that it can be used as a hook
  • In case you want to make it even more colourful, you can repaint the wooden board in advance.

 

 

Author Bio: July Minor is blogger and writer who loves to write about interior, home improvement, cleaning and other topics. She works as a manager of a company which offers hot water carpet cleaning and she has the opportunity to see new places every day.

DIY Invisible Book Shelves in 4 Clear and Easy Steps

If you are into books, you’ll probably like the idea of invisible shelves. It is a very smart and elegant way to arrange your books without wooden or metal shelves taking up all the available space. It looks very beautiful and organised and a bit… well… odd. But this is only because the books seem to be floating in the air. Your guests will surely wonder how you managed to convince your books to sit that way. And when they find the truth, they will probably burst out laughing.

The only disadvantage of invisible book shelves is that you are going to have to sacrifice one book. Take a look below to see how you can make your own invisible bookshelf at home in these four simple steps.

Materials you are going to need:

 

  • Drill
  • Book (make sure you choose one that you don’t intend reading again)
  • L-shaped metal wall brace (needs to be as long as the book or shorter; if it is longer, it will be way visible)
  • Screws
  • Stud finder

Step 1: Measurements

 

The book that you choose will be supporting the other books. In fact it is going to be playing the role of a shelf. Thus, it has to be a book that you no longer need. Also, it is a wise idea to choose a larger and thicker book so that it is able to support the other books. Use a hardcover.

Now that you have a spare book, open its cover and find the halfway point using the tape measure. Then make a mark. Place the L-shaped wall brace onto the page and line it with the marks you drew.

 

Step 2: Cutting

Now cut notches into the book. They will serve to stick the L-shaped brace to the book. Use a knife to cut the pages going along the outline of the bracket. Remove the paper that you cut. Next, grab the brace and place it into the notch. The vertical bar of the brace should be pointing towards the front cover.

After that cut a notch into the book one more time, this time in the top edge.

 

Step 3: Screwing

Drill holes in the book through the holes on the brace. Then screw the brace to the book. To avoid pages from falling apart, drill two more holes at both ends of the book. Now insert screws to secure the pages. Next, add some glue to the back cover and close the book.

With this done, make sure you place something heavy on the book to let the glue dry completely. You can use a stack of books, for example. Wait overnight. Do not cheat. Be sure to let the book sit for at least eight hours before you start using it as a shelf. Else, the glue may not manage to stick well and you will have to repeat the process again.

 

Step 4: Attaching the shelf

Now take the stud finder and search the wall for a stud. Drill some holes. It’s time to screw the L-shaped brace into the wall. Use screws to secure the shelf.

Your shelve is ready to use. Now you can add some books to it. As the L-shaped brace will be visible, you can hide it behind a large book.

That’s it. Have fun with your invisible bookshelves!

 

Author Bio: July Minor loves to write for home improvement and DIY. As a manager of Deluxe flat cleaners she sees a lot of new places and has great ideas to share.