April is National Decorating Month, and it’s the perfect fit! Many of you have either just started – or just finished your Spring Cleaning, so now’s the perfect time to start some do-it-yourself projects around the house.
Today, let’s start with a project that I definitely want to try out for myself – a Gentleman’s Valet Wall.
My husband works in a position where he has to dress up every day. That means he needs a clean white shirt, dress pants, and a tie. He has dozens and dozens of ties and belts, and they have completely overtaken our little closet. Now, it’s time to get these ties out of the closet and in a spot where they can be beautifully displayed. The Valet Wall does just that.
Here are step by step instructions on completing a Gentleman’s Valet Wall for yourself.
Gentleman’s Valet Wall
Project by Kristan Cunningham –
interior designer and former host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime
Whether you’re a bachelor or the lady of the house, this project expands your storage space by organizing all of the gentlemanly accoutrements that may be shoved in the closet and making them readily available.
The vintage golf clubs drive home a classic sports club feel, and the blackboard creates a crisp and dramatic backdrop that showcases all of the colors and texture of the ties, belts and hats.
· Command large metal hooks (4)
· Command small metal hooks (5)
· Rubbing alcohol and cotton pad
· Vintage golf clubs (2)
· Measuring tape
· Small level
· Large framed chalkboard
1. To determine where to hang the golf clubs, place a large hook on either end of the first golf club until it feels comfortably supported. Measure the distance in between the two hooks. Make two pencil marks on the blackboard, spaced at the width and the height where you want the golf club to rest.
2. Fold the tie in half, and measure the length of the longest tie. This will be the distance between the top golf club and the bottom golf club. Mark these spots with a pencil.
3. Using alcohol and a cotton pad, clean the surface where you intend to place the hooks on the blackboard. Let the area dry.
4. Align the top of the first Command hook with on of the top pencil marks, and follow the directions for application. Then secure the second hook directly across from the first hook, aligning it with the pencil mark. Place the first golf club on the hooks.
5. Repeat step four to hang the second golf club below the first golf club. Then hang the remaining five hooks across the bottom of the chalkboard to hang hats.
6. Finally, loop ties and belts over the golf clubs, and hang hats on the bottom hooks.
All done! Here’s how your completed project should look:
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! If you decide to create a Gentleman’s Valet Wall in your home, please share some pictures with us! And, as soon as I get this project completed, I’ll definitely share it with you!
Disclaimer: The information in this post is courtesy of Hunter Public Relations on behalf of Command Products from 3M. I was in no way compensated for this post.