OUR DIY MODERN ENTRYWAY ACCENT WALL WITH HOOKS WAS BUILT OUT OF SUPPLIES WE HAD AROUND THE HOUSE.
When you are into DIY it's amazing how much you can create out of leftover scraps. Check out the full before and after of this entryway here.
If you haven't checked out the before pictures yet, I won't say too much other than these walls, they used to be lime green! So after painting them white, I loved how the detailing popped out. See those little strips? It's the perfect about of character for a plain white wall.
But something was stumping me, and it was the empty wall at the end of the stairs. I knew we were going to need coat hooks there, but I wanted it to feel more intentional than just slapping up a couple of hooks on the wall.
Supplies needed for a modern accent wall with hooks
Drill and Drill Bit
Building the Modern Accent Wall
We came across large boards of wood in our neighbour's garbage and used them to build floating shelves in the family room. Some of that wood was leftover so we used it for this project as well, ripping the boards into 1"x¼" long strips.
Establishing a pattern for the modern accent wall
Starting from the top, using the same 1"x¼" strips I spaced the wood out evenly down the wall, nailing in every other piece.
The wall started coming together, but something wasn't right. When I stood at the top of the stairs and looked down, it wasn't what I had envisioned.
The hooks I had on hand were too bold and they were going to make this wall feature seem out of place. So I searched the house for something else I could use for coat hooks.
I also switched the pattern on the wall to only span across the middle instead of reach from floor to ceiling.
Fill holes with wood filler
Once all the wood 1"x¼" strips were nailed to the wall I filled all the holes with wood filler for a more seamless look.
Adding hooks to the modern accent wall
Drill a hole in the hooks for the dowel screws
Before I went ahead and drilled a hole directly into my new accent wall I wanted to make sure these dresser knobs were going to work for coat hooks. So I hot glued the knobs up onto my accent wall and tested things out. Well, I loved it! I loved the way the knobs blended in with the wall, allowing the accent wall to be the feature, and the knobs just an added bonus.
I found these dowel screws on amazon, and they worked perfectly. Dowel screws are double-sided, giving the finished product a seamless look.
You just screw one side of the dowel screw into the knob and then the knob into the wall!
Drill holes in modern accent wall for hooks
After marking out the spacing for the knobs to be applied as hooks, we drilled a hole for each one using a 5/32 drill bit. And then wala, screw the knobs into the wall, and you have yourself some camouflaged coat hooks!
We are so very happy with how it all turned out! I can honestly say that my favourite projects are usually the ones we build out of reusable materials. I can't preplan this stuff, which is was makes DIY so much fun. This project cost me all of $10 for the dowel screws, everything else we had on hand.
And to be honest, $10 seems like a lot, I probably would have just left the hooks up with hot glue if I wasn't planning on hanging anything too heavy on them. But there you have it, our modern accent wall with hooks!