Good morning! I’m sitting in the Boston airport, ready to fly to California for a Conference, after a VERY long week of home improvement projects! We have been fixing up both of our units in our multi-family home in order to rent out and meet lead inspection rules and I’m SO ready for a break! It’s the perfect time for another DIY post because I didn’t wear a cute outfit ALL week! No seriously…I think the best thing about heading to California is I can dress like a real person again! If I don’t see my paint, caulk, and joint-compound spattered jeans for another month I’d be happy!
Summer is usually “project time” for me but this year my “project” has been our house. This DIY Hat Stand was made during a two week period when I had pretty much finished one unit and was waiting for the other to be vacated. I have to admit, this one wasn’t my idea but I modified the process and love how it turned out! (Thanks to Sadie Seasongoods for the inspiration for this project!)
My office/accessory storage space has been under construction for months and I realized I needed a better place to store my hats rather than just randomly thrown on top of my gold ikea shelf and that’s where this pin (that I’ve had forever!) came in!
How to Make a DIY Hat Stand
My version of this project is very easy and really only takes a few supplies:
- Tall Candlestick – I had mine laying around the house though I wish now that I had picked a taller one!
- Bowl – Check to make sure that it’s big enough to sit comfortably on top of the candlestick but small enough to still fit inside the hat you want to display!
- Spray Paint – I chose a simple white that I had on hand that was paint and primer in one.
- Adhesive – I used Goop but you could also use E600.
- Paint Triangles (or push pins may work also) – To elevate the items so the spray paint coats the edges.
- Cardboard or plastic – To protect the ground from over-spray.
Steps to Make DIY Hat Stand
First, clean the bowl and candlestick thoroughly. I ran my bowl through the dishwasher and wiped the candlestick down with rubbing alcohol and some cotton balls.
Set your bowl and candlestick on the cardboard or plastic and prop up with Spray Paint Triangles (or push pins – see how I used them here). If you don’t have a Paint and Primer in one spray paint, then I would recommend priming your objects first. Otherwise, go ahead and spray paint your bowl and candlestick. Try to get an even coat and then let it dry for whatever the recommended time.
When they are dry to the touch, flip them over and spray paint the other side.
Once it has dried completely, set the candlestick upside down inside the bowl (pictured above) and shift it around until it looks centered. Then, trace around the outside so that you can adjust it if needed once the glue has been applied.
Apply Goop or E600 to the top of the candlestick. Then, flip it upside down again and place inside bowl, shifting until it fits within the circle you traced. Let dry completely – following the directions on your adhesive.
Once it is dry, flip it upright and add your favorite hat!
If you love this DIY Hat Stand, please make sure to pin it for later!
Also make sure to check out more of my Pinterest project board to see what kinds of projects are on the horizon!
Thanks friends! I hope you have a wonderful week! I will be busy with a conference all week so it is unlikely that I will have a post Thursday! In the meantime, make sure to check out last Thursday’s post on Nordstrom Sale Favorites for Teachers (and other professionals!).
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