Jeremy and I recently moved into our master bedroom after four months of living in the guest room due to renovations (!!!!). It’s SO WEIRD living in our real bedroom. But you guys aren’t here to hear about my #feelings. So let’s move on….
So far, I’ve mainly focused on the closet space. It’s coming along nicely, and today I’m here to share a blank wall that we turned into useful accessory storage!
Step 1: Use tape to visualize the storage you want to add. I put this up, then made sure the sizes of my hats and lengths of my necklaces and purses would work. Just hold things up and adjust as needed.
Step 2: Measure the length of the wall (exactly) and have boards cut to length at the home improvement store. My boards are 2.5 inches tall, but you can do larger ones if you want.
Step 3: Choose and measure for hardware. Pick out what hardware you want for whatever your storage needs are. I picked different styles for hats, necklaces, and bags. Then hold up your largest hat, bag, and necklace and decide how far you want them spaced apart. Then you can figure out how many pieces of each hardware type you need.
My hardware– Kohler knobs (used for bags), Brass hooks (used for necklaces, and I painted them gold because they came in more dark than I expected), and Lucite pulls (I actually used these on their side for the hats).
Step 4: Paint the wood pieces to match your trim color.
Step 5: Add hardware to boards.
To get your hardware flush, use a countersink drill bit. 🙂
Ta-Daaaa! It’s done! We added a little more caulk at the end and touched up the paint a tiny bit, by the way!
My new storage is SO USEFUL! Here’s how my wall looks today….
I’m so happy with the extra storage this adds to my space. I mean, this wall would have basically been wasted and now it’s completely full. If you have a similar wall, or need more storage, consider this solution. I highly recommend it! It’s SUPER easy to find my necklaces and hats now (always a brutal task for me in the past). Projects like this are SO gratifying! xx-Elsie
Looking for more closet organization tips? Be sure to check out our guide for organizing your home (room by room).
Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Elsie Larson and Laura Gummerman. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.
Cute. I did something similar in my barn for my horse accessories, I may have to adapt it for me too! Thanks
This so FAB! AMAZING closet organization ideas! So simple, so beautiful, and I love that everything is displayed. Will definitely try it out in my room.
I also had some great closet organization ideas here in my blog https://www.homeazeproducts.com/ 😉
Ooh! Can I share my favorite hooks for bags? I find that some bags are very heavy all by themselves or don’t get used all that frequently. Hanging them by the straps on thin hooks can cause permanent creases as the leather conforms to the hook. So, a few years ago, I stole an idea from my barn’s tack room and hung up BRIDLE HOOKS for my bags! They keep the straps nice and rounded, however heavy the bag, however long it hangs!
See the link for an example
Great idea! I’d love to try something like this for more storage options! Thank you!
I love this – it looks so elegant and classy with everything hung individually like that! Wish I had the room to do something like this!
Jodie @ Jodetopia x
So lovely! A great way to use a wall.
This is such a good idea
This is AMAZING. So simple, so beautiful, and I love that everything is displayed. Gotta show off those beautiful hats 😉
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i love this idea for storing my handbags – i’m always struggling to know how to store them.
elisha-mae I wear this?
That’s a great idea! Spray it gold and it will look just as pretty. Thanks for sharing!
Super cute idea!! Will definitely try this for my house!
GAH! SO CUTE!!! Def trying it out in my dorm room.
Ah wow, this is fab!
Love this post! Organization is great because it saves so much time in life.
GREAT IDEA, LOVE IT 🙂
Maria from Denmark
Oh my goodness I love this! You always make such good use of space x
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I love this organization! It’s so simple and gorgeous!
What a great idea and I LOVE that pink hat!
Sparkles and Shoes
THE HATS! I WANT ALL THE HATS!
Elsie, you make these projects look so easy. And that’s a good thing. Otherwise I might not ever get started. LOL I could definitely use a place to store my goodies and would never have thought about expanding this way. Thanks so much for all your fabulous storage tips.
Have a great day