Easter is traditionally the time for DIY right – or is that just my family? All my childhood memories of Easter seem to be flavoured, not with the scent of chocolate, (although there was LOTS of that too) but rather with the scent of polyfiller, sandpaper dust and wallpaper paste as my industrious parents tackled bathroom makeovers, bedroom redesigns, kitchen redesigns…
So in my mind Easter and DIY are inextricably linked and I like to have a project or two lined up as the long weekend approaches. For those of you who like their DIY a little less industrial but still fancy doing something, this DIY kitchen idea I spotted at a recent B&Q press show might appeal. The B&Q team had smarted up a plain kitchen wall by spray-painting a slim wooden baton and fixing it at an angle, then adding gold butchers hooks to hang kitchen utensils. The utensils they used were a nice DIY idea too – simple plywood tools with the handles spray painted gold.
It would be super quick to make and cheap as chips too, all you’d need would be:
- A thin strip of wood
- Gold spray paint
- Butchers hooks
- Drill to make holes for the hooks
- Wood glue to fix it to the wall
You could also adapt this idea to make a jewellery shelf for your bedroom or you could use it for hanging washbags, towels or accessories in a bathroom. Let me know in the comments below if you like this idea.
Images: Victoria Harrison