Hi everyone! I'm Olivia from DIY Mother. Danielle has been sweet enough to let me join you today and share one of my super easy DIY tutorials with you. Most of the time, I get my DIY inspiration from perusing my garage, yard sales, and big box store closeouts. I have three rules when it comes to DIY projects: it needs to be 100% unique, a “knockoff” of something more expensive, or within my DIY-ability. If my project doesn’t fit those rules, I buy new. It’s my way of not turning my entire house into one giant DIY project. So when I saw a piece of carpet trim on clearance, I knew I could turn it into a pain-free, 100% unique project. Since my brother-in-law's birthday is coming up, I decided to use it to finally make him a level storage rack for his garage/workstation. I genuinely like the way this little 1-hour project turned out, and I know that my brother-in-law will think it's cool.
Materials: Wood mount Level (a vintage one would be AWESOME) Screws Drill Mini S hooks Stain (optional) I found a 3-ft. long piece of wood that was already sanded, with 4 holes (evenly spaced) in the flooring section. Perfect for DIY projects. I think it's called carpet trim, but I'm not 100% sure. I'd poke around here. Basically, I didn’t have to sand and measure the holes for mounting the level. Olivia: 1, Project: 0. I stained it and it was ready to go.
I screwed the screws into the pre-cut holes using a screwdriver.
I left the wood to dry and then drilled some holes in the bottom of the level, to hang some S-hooks from. I wanted my husband to be able to take the level and use it if he ever lost his fancy one, so I didn’t attach it to the wood board. Instead, I hung the level from the screws in the board. It worked out pretty well.
My original plan was to hang some over-sized S-hooks, but I settled for some understated smaller ones. I haven't given it to him, so I'll update when it's actually in his workstation. Until then, here are some "final" pictures...
Thank you so much Olivia! What a cool project! Check Olivia out on her blog and see what she is up to on the craft front! She's on Twitter too! I am loving her mid-century address plaque. Too fun!
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