Hello and welcome to Drawn to DIY!
Last week, I posted a way to personalize your slippers.
Today, I’m sharing a simple DIY for your entryway.
One of the challenges I encounter in any space, particularly a rented apartment, is decorating or making use of the walls. While I'm still compiling art and photos to create a gallery wall, there's this other section in our "entryway" (aka small area beside our door) that I found difficult to fill.
So when I was in the dollar store one day, I was quite happy to find this vintage wooden peg accordion rack (not sure what the official name is) because it had some potential. I thought of painting it, wrapping it with ribbon, and even drawing on it, but then I realized it's one of the first things we/people would see once we/they enter our apartment so it had to be, well, nice. Fortunately, there's this thing called marble self-adhesive film.
If you go through Pinterest, you'll find dozens of DIY projects that use marble film, and because the process is so easy—just measure, peel, and stick—it remains a favorite among makers and home decorators.
These are all you need for this DIY:
- Wooden accordion rack (I found mine at a local dollar store but check out the bottom of this post for an alternative)
- Marble self-adhesive film
- White paint or spray paint
- Screw driver
- Pencil or marker
- Utility knife or X-acto knife
- Disassemble the accordion rack using a screw driver.
- Gather the pegs and paint or spray paint them white. Let dry.
- Lay out the sticks on the back of the self-adhesive film and mark about 1/2 an inch around each one. Cut and adhere onto the sticks. Use a utility knife to cut around the rounded ends.
- Assemble the accordion rack including the painted pegs and wall hooks.
I'm really pleased with how this DIY turned out because it's so much prettier than just painting it like I initially wanted to do. Plus thinking about how easy and simple it is makes me like it even more!
What dollar store items have you repurposed? Share them below!