Though I don’t live in the country by any stretch of the imagination, I do enjoy fantasizing while looking at the lovely, rustic photos in Country Living.
One photo in one particular issue recently caught my eye. And even though we live in the city and Boy’s hats aren’t nearly as charming as the ones they used for their photo, I thought, “Hmm…I could do that.”
The issue was that we have a lot of baseball caps. To have easy access to them, we had them stacked and hanging from two large wall hooks. It kept them out of the tiny closet and was functional enough but it definitely wasn’t attractive.
So one day, we decided to go to the Alameda flea market. It is absolutely massive and I knew we’d likely be able to find some nice leather belts or straps there to make our hat hangers a little bit nicer looking. Thankfully, we did! And from there, the rest was easy.
- Leather straps or old belts
- Hardware hooks (we used Fleur de Lys Push Pins)
- Nails (one for each belt to hang them on the wall)
- Sugru hardware sealer
- Hats, of course!
- On your leather strap, measure and mark the placement for your hooks.
- Push the hooks through the leather straps.
- Take a small ball of Sugru and place it on the back of the hook pin to help protect your wall and keep the pins from falling out.
- Hang the strap on your wall by gently nailing through the leather into the wall.
- Place your hats on your hooks, stand back, and admire your work!
This project was an easy and cheap way to update our decor a bit. Now I just need to get some adorable sun hats to hang up, instead of just displaying our plethora of Sharks and other sports-related baseball caps!