I must admit I have a few obsessions in life. Fashion and home decor are two of them, among many others, but these 2 fell in love and had a baby for this DIY inspiration. 😂👶🏼
For those of you who know me I am a big time 🎩 👒🎓👑⛑fanatic! I wear a hat probably six days a week. My hat collection has been stuck on a shelf in my packed out closet and hasn’t been the easiest to access.
I want these beauties to be on display and to become more than something I wear, I want them to be art!
I found this left over 4×4 post from a project my husband did outside and decided to chop it up and make blocks out of it. I just marked how thick I wanted each block to be and cut it with the miter saw.
Then I whipped out the battery powered sander and sanded down all the rough edges.So far this project has only taken me 5 to 10 minutes for 8 blocks!
I wanted the grain of the wood to face different directions on the wall so I laid them out like this.
Then I determined what size nail I was going to use to hang them and drilled a hole in the back of each block just large enough and deep enough for the nail head to fit. (I drilled in the upper-center section of each block. I just eye-balled it.)
Since the wood post had been sitting outside for quite some time it had some weathered coloring to it already which I love, so I didn’t have to stain them or anything. Huge time saver! 😉
Now to determine how to hang them!
I used some putty to hang my hats on the wall in a pattern that I liked first so I knew exactly where to hang my new shelves/hat hangers. I didn’t want a million holes in my wall trying to figure it out!
Then I went back and nailed my shelves onto the wall…
That’s it!! This project from start to finish took less than an hour!
If I ever grow tired of my hats on the wall these wood, block shelves would work great to display some of my little treasures.