Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: DIY Level Storage Rack

Saturday, August 2, 2014

DIY Level Storage Rack

DIY Level Storage Rack  on Blissgul & Domestic 

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.

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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.

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I screwed the screws into the pre-cut holes using a screwdriver.

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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.

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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...

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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!

XO Danielle
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