Now, as we are finally making some headway with the spare room of me & Mr Mike's new flat I thought that the frame was ripe for reinvention! And what better than a novel way of storing and displaying my hats?
I thought I'd share with you all how to do it.
What you will need:
A paintbrush, your chosen paint, some strong wire or twine for hanging the frame, a hammer, nails, and a large frame.
*First, be sure to cover the floor with newspapers to avoid any disasterous spillages*
Now get painting!
Make sure you get into every nook and cranny of the frame. I painted the back board in the same paint as the frame, but you could cover the board with a beautiful fabric from your stash, or simply a contrasting colour paint.
Wait until the paint is thoroughly dry before hanging in it's designated wall space (you may be an impatient kinda gal like me, but you certainly don't want paint marks on your wall, so just hold tight!).
My frame is a particularly large and heavy one, so I restrung the back with wire bought from a local hardware shop to give it plenty of strength.
Hammer nails carefully into the back board in whatever arrangement you like, thinking about spacing to fit your glorious hat collection in as best as possible.
A simple solution to the age-old problem of so many hats, only one head!
It keeps them from getting crushed in boxes, airs them to minimise the attack of damp that always seems to strike (at least in our home) in the cold winter months, and saves precious space for....well, more stuff!
This is also a great trick for fellow renters who are looking for storage and display solutions without putting too many nails in the wall!
I was feeling a little trigger-happy with the paintbrush so I also gave this chap a little lick of paint as his yellow pine-y appearance was just not cutting it...
Pip pip xx