DIY Hanging Cutting Board Wall / Kitchen Accent Wall

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We have a blank wall in our kitchen that is opposing all of our cabinets, appliances and sinks and I have been long pressed on figuring out how to utilize the space in a way that is functional but also appealing to the eye.

After thinking long and hard, I decided to make it a coffee nook and installed some fun wallpaper. But that wasn't enough, my eyes needed more. I have a collection of hanging cutting boards, mugs & more that I also struggle with finding a space for. That's when it hit me; I'll utilize this space to show off these items but also add cute interest to this spot.

Installing the faux tin tile wallpaper

I decided to use industrial style curtain rods (linked here) and S hooks (linked here). I ordered both items from Amazon and made sure that the diameter of the curtain rod worked with the S hooks I purchased.

These curtain rods were really great quality and were simple to put together. Once they were put together, It was time to tackle installing them on the wall.

Spacing and placement is all preference to you/what you will be hanging. I knew I wanted to hang cutting boards and maybe eventually a pot or pan, so I spaced them accordingly.

Ensuring you are either installing into a wall stud or using drywall anchors is IMPORTANT especially if you plan to add any bit of weight to these curtain rods. Once I located my studs, I marked out my spacing and gathered my drill, screws and level.

These curtain rods are extendable which is really great because if you ever get sick of this as decor, you can totally re-use the supplies for their intended purpose.

I spaced my rods out about 18 inches apart and made sure that the lower rod was high enough that it didn't interfere with my coffee bar/coffee maker that will sit below.

Once the rods were installed, I went ahead and got creative and hung my cutting boards, some different signs and even a hanging floral basket using the S hooks. I love how versatile this project is and the endless options for changing it out seasonally.

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  • Heje Heje on Jan 24, 2022

    Wonderful idea especially with the wallpaper going across the top of the whole wall.

  • Ellen Ellen on Mar 07, 2022

    Very cute I did something like this a few years ago when I moved into a small apartment,