We were having serious organization problems with my daughter’s accessories. We had bows, headbands, and jewelry everywhere! She had one small bow holder hanging on the wall in her closet, but is was nowhere near big enough to hold all of her hair bows. Her headbands were crammed into a drawer in my bathroom (not good) and the ones with flowers kept getting smashed. Necklaces were everywhere…..it was time to get organized.
During my time off over the Christmas break, I bought some shutters to mount to the wall in her bedroom. I started by washing them off well using our garden hose, and then letting them dry in the sun.
Then I took them up to her room and decided where I wanted to hang them. I then laid them out on the floor in her room to get to work! I attached bar type cabinet pulls, upside down bin pulls, and lots of hooks. I love my husband’s cordless drill.
After I had all of the hardware installed, I drilled holes through the shutters where I wanted to attach them to the wall. I used drywall anchors behind the shutters, and installed screws through the holes I had previously drilled in the shutters to mount them to the wall. Here is a picture of them after they were hung.
I also painted a small wooden plaque that I had picked up at Michaels with my daughter’s name. She is really obsessed with writing her name using curly-q’s right now, so I picked a curly font on my computer, and used my Silhouette to cut out her name the size I wanted for the plaque. I ended up tracing her name and painting it with a paint brush because I was too impatient to wait for the paint to dry and use a stencil. It worked out just fine. I then attached five lengths of ribbon to the back of the plaque using a staple gun, and also attached a sawtooth hanger to hang it from the wall. I think it turned out cute and holds a lot more hair bows than the one she had before.
Here is a close up view of the shutters. I purchased small s-hooks at Home Depot to hang from the shutter slats. She will be able to hang tons of jewelry on this! I put her nicer necklaces up high enough that she can’t reach them easily (we’ll see how that goes….). I used the bar type cabinet pulls to hang her headbands from, and used some of the larger hooks for scarves. The upside down bin pulls are great for earrings.
Here is Violet checking out her new room organization. She really liked it! She’s been wearing a different necklace every day since we got her things out where she can see them.
Photos were processed using the Jubilee Simple Action from the wonderful Paint the Moon.