DIY Wall Organization Unit

DIY Wall Organization Unit

Organize your knick-knacks with decorative and functional hanging boxes.


5 col

Difficulty
Intermediate

Materials
(4) 3/4” x 4’-5’ Curtain rod and bracket set
(10) Wood and metal boxes ranging in size from 6” x 6” x 6” to 12” x 12” x 6”
(20) 3” Swivel eyebolt snap hooks
Drill with 1/2” spade bit, 1/4” drill bit and Phillips head bit
4’ Level
Tape measure
Ruler
Pencil
Sandpaper block – medium grit 90 – 120
Small box 1” drywall anchors* (if you have drywall walls)
Small box 2” screws to work with your walls
Assortment of faux plants (optional)

Instructions

HANGING THE CURTAIN RODS:

*Warning: If you have drywall and are using drywall anchors to secure the curtain rod brackets, limit the final weight placed on the rods to a maximum of 30 pounds per rod. For heavier loadbearing on the rods, check with your local hardware store for alternate hanging options.

1. The suggested height for the highest curtain rod is 82”. This will allow enough space below for adding 3 additional curtain rods to the wall. Use a tape measure to measure 82” from the floor up the wall and mark with a pencil. Hold the first curtain rod up to the wall at the 82” mark. Place a 4’ level on top of the curtain rod to check that it’s straight. Mark the wall at the 82” height 2” in from the ends of the curtain rod and in the center. These three marks will be where the wall brackets will be placed (See image below)

2. Set the curtain rod to one side. Hold up a wall bracket to one of the pencil marks from Step 1. Mark with a pencil through the two screw holes in the bracket then set the bracket to one side. Using a drill with a 1/4” bit, drill a pilot hole through each of the pencil marks. Push a 1” drywall anchor into each pilot hole (See images below)

3. Secure the bracket to the wall using a drill with a Phillips head bit and (2) 1” screws (See image below)

4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to add 2 additional wall brackets using the pencil marks from Step 1 as a guide for placement. Rest the rod on the brackets

5. Repeat Steps 1 to 4 to add 3 more curtain rods with brackets below the first rod. The 3 additional rods will be placed 18” apart (See image below)

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PREPARING THE BOXES:

6. Two pilot holes will be drilled into the back of the wood boxes to attach (2) 3” swivel eyebolt snap hooks per box. For the larger boxes, use a ruler to measure 1/2” down from the top of the box and 2” in from the edges. Mark with a pencil. For the smaller boxes, use a ruler to measure 1/2” down from the top of the box and 1” in from the edges. Mark with a pencil (See diagrams below)

7. Using a drill with a 1/2” spade bit, drill pilot holes through the back of the wood boxes using the pencil marks from Step 6 as a guide (See images below)

Expert Tip: It is important that the holes are no more than 1/2” from the top of the boxes, otherwise the hooks won’t attach properly in the next step.

8. Use a medium grit sandpaper block to remove any rough sections from the boxes where the holes were drilled (See image below)

9. Attach 3” swivel eye bolt snap hooks through the pilot holes in the wood boxes and through the pre-existing holes in the metal boxes (See images below)

10. To attach the boxes to the rods, unscrew one end of a rod and slide 2 or 3 boxes onto it using their hooks. Repeat for each rod. Configure the boxes in whatever arrangement you like (See images below)

11. Once all the boxes are in place, tighten the rods to the brackets using the built-in screw on each bracket. Fill the boxes with a combination of decorative faux plants and stationary supplies (See images below)

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