It started when I bought 5 wigs for my first October Outfits project in 2021…
As my collection grew, my storage/display needs did too. The two-pack “hat rack” that I started with worked out so well that I kept repurchasing it anytime I needed to add another row.
Since I didn’t plan for it to take up the entire wall when I started, the spacing started getting off. When I tried to move the rows, I learned the hard way that the adhesive rips off paint.
I realized I could fit 5 of the two-packs on my wall, but I knew the uneven spacing would bother me. Ultimately, I decided to take them all down and planned a way to cover the unsightly spots.
I grabbed a piece of scrap wood from the basement.
Then, I measured the wall to determine how long it needed to be.
My partner cut the end of my wood piece off for me, and he helped me hold up the board to ensure it would be tall enough to cover the spots on the wall while also overlapping the stud to secure it.
Then, I did some math to figure out where the squares with the top hooks would need to be on the board to be spaced out evenly.
After measuring and marking the board (first in pen, then in Sharpie), I had a meltdown when I was off at the end.
Again, my spouse stepped up and remeasured and remarked the wood. Apparently, my measurements were ok but my lines were drawn slanted. (I’ve never been good at being straight. 😜)
Then, I visually centered the squares with the hooks where they needed to go only to realize that none of the nails we had in the house would work as they were all too long.
Once I got some new nails, I used them to place the squares with the hooks onto the wood.
After that, I grabbed some random paint from my basement because I didn’t have any more of the color that matches my bedroom wall and painted a bunch of coats over everything to try to ensure all the pen and Sharpie marks were covered.
When everything was dry, my partner helped me pre-drill holes into the wood and then ensure it was level while we screwed it into the stud in the wall.
The next step was to hang all the “hat rack” pieces.
At this stage, I was feeling so confident in my decision to tackle this project because of how pleasing it was to see them all lined up nicely.
Once I got all my wigs up, I was happy to see that I still had some empty spaces.
My current plan is to store all the super short ones in a hat box together, so by my calculations, I should have around 15 more slots for other wigs.
If you’d like to
enable my habit help me achieve my goals, here’s my current wish list. 😘
Catch me back here next week for another post.
In the meantime, check out my Hair Styles board on Pinterest.