DIY: Sunglass Storage

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday everyone! Or should I say happy Friday? Don't you just love short work weeks? I know I do! Today, I have this fantastic project to show you as inspired by Emily over at Cupcakes and Cashmere which, if you don't already know, is an absolutely wonderful blog filled with fashion and photography and just all around goodness. I highly, highly recommend that you check it out. In the meantime though, I am trying a project that Emily showcased here and it looked like it would be an easy solution to the chaos that exists between Josh and I and keeping our sunglasses in order.

To make this, I grabbed a cheap frame from Michael's (40% off AND during their buy one get one sale) and also picked up a picture hanging kit. Emily advises you also use a pic tool and although I asked at my local Lowe's, the guy looked at me like I had three heads. So instead, I just used a hammer and a nail. And I also used scissors to cut the hanging wire. (Disclaimer: I apologize for the picture quality you are about to endure. These pictures were taken at night and without turning on all of the lights in the room. Oops.)

Then, I took out the inside of the frame, and measured the inside back and found out it was 14" long. I marked the frame at 7" and then moved down an 1.5" from the top and 1.5" from the 7" mark. Then I estimated where the middle was and made my X marks the spot there.

After making a quick start to a hole with the hammer and nail, I set to work using the holes as starter holes for the screw eyes. The wood was relatively pliable and this only took a minute or two.

Then I used the wire and tied it around one end, stretched it across, cut it, and tied it around the other end. I used the screw eyes to make it as taut as I could at the end. 

Finally, I took it into our closet, grabbed the sunglasses I could find scattered about (we I have about 3 more pairs lying around somewhere) and used the wire to hang them up!

And ta da! All done! A big thanks to Emily for the inspiration - this definitely makes things cleaner and more organized and adds a little bit of style into our lives! What do you guys think? Am I the only one thinking about sunglasses when its dark and gloomy and pouring rain outside? It's going to be nice again this weekend though, so I think I'm just preparing for that! See you back here tomorrow for Thanksgiving Day excitement!
PS. I linked up to Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Blog Party and to the Sugar and Spice Blog Party at seven thirty three!



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