I'm a die-hard fan of decoration that doubles as storage. A couple years ago I found a creative way to hang my jewelry using a $3.00 picture frame from Goodwill, a few hooks, and some spray paint. This was the result:
In our apartment there happened to be a picture frame laying around from a previous teacher, so I set out to create another picture frame hanger, but this time for our kitchen. This is seriously one of the fasted and simplest DIY projects, so it's great for beginners, or those who want something quick that will also provide great storage solutions.
Here's what you will need:
First, count out your hooks and decide how many you will need. For my jewelry hanger, I used 5, and for my kitchen utensil holder I had 3 on the top and 5 on the bottom.
This next step is optional, but I wanted my frame to have gold corners, so I taped them off and spray painted them with two coats. If you are just doing a solid color, then spray paint and let dry.
Once the paint is dry, you can remove the tape and add your hooks! Use a ruler and mark with a pencil where you want them to be.
Twist in your hooks where the dots are. This may take a bit of elbow grease, but you can use a nail to get the hole started if you need. The wood on this frame was relatively soft, so it was pretty simple.
Now you are ready to hang whatever you want on the hooks! I added mason jars and made this into a utensil holder:
Once it's hung up, things can hang from the bottom row as well:
How's that for mismatched utensils? Hang your frame on the wall, and you're good to go! What do you do for creative storage? I'd love to hear your ideas!