Monday’s Make-it … { my ‘no mess’ wall hooks + drill tip}


Hellooooooooo Monday! (Can u tell I am very AWAKE!). How was ur weekend? Mine was filled gardening (hubby revamped a garden wall, I took pics so I can share them w/u on another Monday. So, onto today’s post … Messes simply STRESS me out … I can’t function well around mess, so today’s tip is my sneaky way to avoid mess when drilling holes into your walls! The test guinea pig = my kitchen! I wanted to add hooks to hang some pans and my tea cups, but the busy (aka: hates cleaning!) gal that I am, I didn’t want to clean up all the crazy dust that gathers (or shall I say .. scatters) after a drilling party. So to my rescue …. envelopes! Yep, ENVELOPES = a no mess make-it remedy!

I grabbed a standard size envelope (like we really use envelope much these days for actually mailing letters, right???!!!). I taped the envelope to the wall where I was going to drill the hole for the hook, and the envelope (sooo beautifully!!!!) picked up the drywall dust. Ohh so simply sweet! 

Here’s a horrible photo of me (with my goofy glasses)

Hole made, anchors added, hook placed … and I didn’t have to take out the vacuum! 

I love the look of hanging pots (PLUS ….. I love how easily accessible they are = which is a biggie for this busy family over here!). 

Next is the tea cup hooks. Steps: mark hook placement with pencil, envelope up with tape, add anchors, twist and turn hook in and … enjoy accessible tea cups! Tea anyone???? 

Here’s the end result. Do you like our white shelves? Can u tell I have a ‘thing’ for white dishware (I find them sooo serene, especially next to our aqua blue walls! 

Here’s a closeup below: 

I do have other none white dishware in our kitchen (I swear I do!!!) …  I even have polka dotted bowls. But, as you can see from our cereal containers below … we are LOW on cereal so I have to make time to head over to the supermarket, so I am ending the post here today. Next Monday, I will show more peeks of my kitchen content including my chalkboard painted wall. Have a beautiful day!!!

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21 Responses to Monday’s Make-it … { my ‘no mess’ wall hooks + drill tip}

  1. homestilo says:

    Great little trick. So simple, yet it might have never occurred to me.

  2. Michelle says:

    Great idea! I hate the cleaning part too. I just love the color of your walls. So cheery.

  3. Nina says:

    What a nifty little trick! Also love your wall color!

    Happy Monday! 🙂

  4. Jackets says:

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  5. Hey – nice shades! And great tip with the envelope, will definitely use that one. Your tea cups are so pretty – definitely worth displaying 🙂

  6. karlita says:

    wow! cant wait to see more of your kitchen! and thanks for the tip! i would have never thought of doing so but sounds easy and great!

  7. Arianna says:

    The envelope is such a clever idea to catch the dust. I’m definitely going to use that in the future

  8. Anastasia says:

    they look great and easy to do – Great organisation too!!

  9. Brilliant! I love anything that makes clean-up easier! Also really digging your glasses 🙂

  10. Arianna says:

    This is such a great idea. I’m definitely going to use the envelope next time, the dust gets everywhere. The fruit loops look so pretty in the jar in the photo.

  11. Arianna says:

    The envelope idea is such a great idea. The dust gets everywhere.

  12. Rose says:

    What a great idea! It’s so simple yet something I never would’ve thought of – thanks for sharing 🙂

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