One of my New Year’s resolutions was to start sprucing up my kitchen, and within the first week of the new year, I already have a couple of projects done. Go me!
This DIY crafty wooden rack was my first order of business; it’s something I’ve been wanting to make for quite a long time to hang my aprons on. It was inspired by something similar that I saw at an indie craft fair a while back, and I just kinda winged it – but it turned out pretty good anyway!
I had already picked up the three large railroad nails that I used as hangers at the Pasadena flee market a couple of years ago, not knowing what I would use them for. Each is stamped with a different number of significance in our lives (my daughter’s birthday, the year we married, and the day we married).
All the wood used was scraps from previous projects, and the paint was something I had on hand too. In fact, the only thing I had to purchase were some nails to attach the various wood scraps to the board. I love it when a cheap plan comes together…
Here’s how I made it:
- 1′ x 6′ cut to 18.5” (for backing)
- Various scrap wood for colored blocks. They can be any size but mine were:
- 2′ x 4′ cut to 5” (orange, left)
- 1′ x 6′ boards cut to:
- 5.5” x 2.5” (turquoise)
- 5” x 3.5”(orange, right)
- 3.5” x 4.5” (yellow)
- wood glue
- 2” nails
- 1.75” nails
- picture hangers (set of 2)
- additional nails, hooks, or knobs to use as hangers
- Cut all wood to size (as described above), and sand rough edges.
- Paint blocks desired color.
- Using wood glue, glue blocks in place on backing board. Let dry overnight.
- Turn rack over and lay on top of towel or blanket for padding and protection of blocks. Hammer (1) 1.75” nail through both the backing board and the 2′ x 4′ block (orange, left).
- Next, hammer 2” nails in to the other blocks from the backside, going through both the backing board and 2 of the overlapping blocks (yellow and turq, and orange and turq).
- Turn board back over, hammer or screw in your hangers.
- Screw in your picture hangers on top of rack. Mine are 5” from outside edge.
- Stand back and admire your work. Aren’t you a crafty little thing?