I have a lot of sunglasses. I mean, a lot. A friend and I recently became really into free sunglasses. We just can’t pass up a free pair. In fact, we actively search them out at events. Within one year, thanks to the crazy number of spring/summer/fall festivals and events in both DC and Baltimore, I’ve racked up quite the collection. This collection needed a home. So I built it one.
Using scrap wood from a broken piece of Ikea furniture, I built a wall holder for my sunglasses. I cut the piece of wood (I’m sure it’s not really wood, but let’s just call it that for the sake of this post) with a saw into three 10-inch pieces. I didn’t use the right tools for this so my sawing job wasn’t the best. The pieces are a little jagged, but it’s good enough for now. I then spray painted each piece black to match the decor in my bedroom, and attached two sawtooth hangers to each piece (one on the right side, one on the left side) so I can hang the wood on the wall.
Now, before hanging it on the wall you have to add something for the sunglasses to latch onto. I decided to attach jute twine to the wood using brass tacks. I quickly learned the importance of keeping the twine tight. If the twine isn’t tight when you attach it to the board, your sunglasses will weigh the twine down. The picture below is an example of what happens. The board on the top is great, but the board on the bottom isn’t so hot. The twine was way too loose.
Oh and please note, the images above don’t show all of my sunglasses. There are quite a few missing — likely tucked away in purses or in my work office. I know. It’s a problem.