It’s been a little while since I shared a fun DIY for you guys and that’s exactly what I have for you today!
Since we moved into our new house, I’ve been having fun decorating and finding new spots for all my photography equipment, props, and photo boards. I don’t have a dedicated “studio” to shoot in here – maybe I’ll be able to convert a room later – so I’ve had to be creative on where I store things.
It is, however, way more space than I had before and I at least don’t have to get extra bookshelves to store props like I used to. I have enough cabinet space and closet space now!
It’s been about a year and I finally think I have a handle on where I keep everything. All of my props and every day equipment are in a little “office” nook right off the informal dining right off the kitchen.
Then all my backdrop boards I had leaning against the wall, behind the door, in the pantry. It works well but every now and then someone will close a door and they will fall down and get stuck or something. So I decided to do something about it.
Behind the door photo board storage! I could use those regular wire closet shelves in a different way to keep them secure against the wall and off the floor at the same time!
Off to Home Depot I went and got all the supplies I needed:
- 6′ Wire Closet Shelf
- 6 – Wire Shelf Clips
- 4 – 2″ Coated Wall Hooks
Then I got to work and started on my project. I cut the wire shelves to the length I needed that would fit behind my door.
Honestly, I could have made them a little wider to hold more if I wanted but I have a small step stool that I keep next to them – that I don’t have another place for – so I needed to take that into consideration. If at any point I move the step stool I’ll probably alter this setup to hold more boards. We’ll see.
After cutting and measuring the space, I marked where I wanted them to hang based on how tall the boards were. Then placed the hanger mounts for the wire shelves to sit in.
Also placed the hooks to hold the “top” of the shelf to the wall and secure the boards.
Then I snapped the wire shelf in place and secured it to the wall hooks at the top.
Finally, placed all my boards in and done! Everything fits perfectly – even my reflector – and I have a little room for a few more. Haha!
Now no more boards just leaning against the wall or falling over from the kids or door or whatever! They’re hidden out of sight and the floor is cleaner too! Haha… it’s all the little things.
This project was super quick and easy. I think it took me an hour, start to finish, to get these hung. Then maybe an hour, drive time included, to go to the store to get all the supplies.
I love easy projects!
Honestly, you could do this with much longer shelves along a wall to hold a bunch of boards. Just make sure to secure it at various points in the middle if you make it wider than 2 board widths just to be safe.
I hope you find this project useful! Let me know how you used it in the comments below.