Make a Modern Metal Wall Grid to Help you Stay Organized

It’s the start of a new year, so obviously that means it is time to start obsessively organizing everything in my house. I use the sunroom off our living room as home office/craft room. It has gorgeous light and beautiful views of our backyard…but it is tiny and three walls are windows leaving hardly any room for storage.

Today’s DIY project (the first in my series of 52 DIY projects in 2019), is so easy I almost feel bad calling it a project.

I am going to show you how to make a modern metal wall grid that doubles as both a bulletin board and a decorative art piece.

Here is my modern wire wall grid above my desk.

Here is my modern wire wall grid above my desk.

Supplies:

  • 4’ x 8’ Welded Wire Mesh/Concrete Reinforcing Mesh Panel (will make two wire wall grids but this is the smallest size I have found to purchase).

  • Spray Paint

  • Some kind of tool to cut your mesh down. I used an angle grinder but if you don’t have access to tools, a simple xxx, a bolt cutter or a sawzall will also work.

  • Steel Wool

Directions:

I bought my welded wire mesh at Menards for $7.99 and this piece sill make 2 boards so this is a steal of a deal. I recently saw something similar at Urban Outfitters for $59!!!! Bend your piece in half if you need to fit it in a car!

This is what my two pieces of wire mesh looked like after I cut them down.

This is what my two pieces of wire mesh looked like after I cut them down.

I needed to cut my panel in half, but I also wanted to trim the edges off all the way around so that I had nice clean edges. I used this an angle grinder with a metal blade but if you don’t have access to an angle grinder you can also use a hacksaw, a bolt cutter or a reciprocating saw (like a sawzall).

Once you have your welded wire mesh cut down you will likely have to go over it with steel wool as I have found they can be pretty rusty when you buy them.

Then you are ready to spray paint your grid!

I chose to use Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Spray Paint in gold for mine, but you can definitely be bold with your color choices since there is so little surface area to paint. While you have your spray paint out it is a great idea to spray paint some binder clips to match. They are great for hanging papers from your wall grid!

And that is it! Hang it on your wall and start styling it!

Have fun!

xoxo,

Ash