Monday, June 18, 2012

DIY Hook Board AND Giveaway!!

Hello! I am staying at home all week working on painting, building, and craft projects for LRC. I am pumped to have a week at home to play catch up on some project. I'm pretty sure our neighbors think I am a straight up hoarder when they drive by and we have our garage door open. 

I have a special little project to share with you today. Last week I realized that in order to finish the storefront on my art space I needed to salvage a couple more boards. After climbing into the barn loft and stepping over a giant dead bird carcass, in my flip flops, that BROKE when I was up there, I decided that I may as well bring home a few extra boards so I wouldn't have to visit the barn loft for a little while. A couple of robin egg blue, chippy, barn boards had me so excited this weekend that I hurried to hobby lobby for a few hooks and whipped up a little hook board. 

Barn Board or Scrap wood
Circular Saw
Hooks or Knobs 
Hack Saw
Picture Hangers

How To: Once you have the barn board or scrap wood that you want to use, you may need to cut it to the desired length. Length is a personal preference, I cut mine to about 24 inches using a circular saw. Remember SAFETY FIRST. Once your board is cut you can drill holes in your board with a drill bit that is slightly smaller than your knob screws. You will want to measure before drilling, take into account the size of your knobs and how you want them to look on the board. Drill your holes and screw in your knobs. Use a hack saw to saw off any excess screw. Tighten your bolts with a wrench and finish the back with two picture hangers. 

So now on to the exciting news, Litte Red Chair reached 30 blogger followers yesterday, yahoo! I know it might seem a little pathetic, but It's a milestone none the less! So to honor this momentous milestone ;) I am hosting a giveaway! This very hook board will be finding a home with one of you this week. 

All you need to do to be entered into the drawing is leave a comment on this post before this Friday (6.22.12). On Friday I will randomly draw a name, announce the winner, and send the hook board off to it's new home! PS: if you comment "anonymously" I won't have anyway to get in touch with you, so check back on Friday to see if you're the winner! 

Don't be shy! Tell your friends, and COMMENT! Also, you get brownie points if you're a follower, so click the "join this site" button in the left margin :D oh yeah and, COMMENT! 

Good Luck! 


  1. yay! 30 followers, congratulations! It's not pathetic at all. It's a really big deal actually :o) I ♥ your blog my friend.

  2. i am a follower! yay!!! i love that hook rack and i know exactly where it would go! :)

  3. I need that :) I know you won't believe it but I do!!!!

  4. That would look great in Jack and Alex's new bathroom holding their towels!!

  5. Chelsea congrats on 30 followers thats wonderful! I love your blog! The hook is absolutely adorable.Heathere

  6. Love your blog and all your creative ideas! Wish I had some DIY in me :) Lovin the hook board.

  7. I love you blog, Chelsea! It makes me homesick for the midwest daily.

  8. Love, love, love this! Thanks for all the great ideas :)

  9. That is such an awesome idea... and such a beautiful piece of artwork! Would you mind if I posted about this giveaway on my blog? So neat! :)

  10. Hey Chelsea! Congrats on your growing blog. I love it!

  11. I love this! and I have the perfect spot for it! crossing my fingers... :)

  12. No, it isn't pathetic at all. Congrats! Keep blogging. Love your post about your hook board. It looks great. I love the scarff you draped over the hook, too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. Simple, yet awesome. If I don't win, I'm definitely going to make one!

    1. Congratulations, Beth! You are the winner of this giveaway! I sent you an email, if you don't receive, please email me at ... looking forward to hearing from you!

  14. I love all your projects! And, I'm probably #31!

  15. This is a wonderful project. I need something like this on my newly painted/crackling/closed in front porch. I like the way you showed the back of the project. Thanks! You are an inspiration!

  16. Beth@WoodlandSpringsFarm is the winner of this weeks giveaway! Thank you ALL for participating, so much fun!!

  17. Congratulations to Beth! Let us know where you find the perfect spot for it!
    Thanks Chelsea!