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Make a Hanging Wooden Key Holder

Make a Hanging Wooden Key Holder

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A few days ago, my girlfriend texted me and asked if I could make her a key rack that she could hang on her wall to keep her keys away from her toddler. Her little girl is now old enough to reach the countertops, and keys have become a fun new toy for her (especially the car alarm button). She also asked if I could include a spot for her husband’s wallet, which he’s always losing. A challenge? Count me in. A week later, I ended up with this the masterpiece.

When I hung it up in my apartment to get some pictures of it, I liked it so much that I decided I had to make one for myself. I think I’m going to add a little holder for envelopes for mine, though. That way we can ditch the bulletin board we have that’s usually half empty anyway.

If you want to make a hanging wooden key holder, check out the supplies I used and steps I took below!

Make a hanging wooden key holder or key rack! This is a great project for scrap wood. It looks so good hanging in my entry way!

Here’s what I used.

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Body:

  • Two pieces of wood; one main piece (mine is 19″ x 17.5″) and one shelf piece (mine is 8″ long x 2.5″ deep)
  • Minwax stain in English Chestnut and Polyurethane in Semigloss
  • Liquid Nails Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive and two clamps (use something else that’s heavy to apply pressure in a pinch)
  • Chip brushes, great deal on those here at .45 cents each. They are over $1 each at most big-box stores
  • Assorted sandpaper

Hardware:

Pot:

And here’s how I did it.

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Step 1: First I cut my two pieces, sanded them, stained them in Minwax English Chestnut, and finished them with two coats of Minwax Polyurethane in Semigloss. I also attached the d-ring hardware on the back before doing any work to the front.

Make a hanging wooden key holder or key rack! This is a great project for scrap wood.

Step 2: Next I attached the shelf using Liquid Nails and two clamps. Since this shelf will probably only hold a wallet, I felt that glue would be enough.

Make a hanging wooden key holder or key rack! This is a great project for scrap wood.

Step 3: Once that dried, I spray painted the flower Pot Klip, it’s screw, and the three screw hooks. I used Rust-Oleum in Oil-Rubbed Bronze. Then I mounted them.

Make a hanging wooden key holder or key rack! This is a great project for scrap wood.

Step 4: Just for fun, I wanted to add a little flower pot. This is a tiny pot from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft. I wanted something lightweight, so I put a faux succulent bloom in it.

Make a hanging wooden key holder or key rack! This is a great project for scrap wood. It looks so good hanging in my entry way!

For the pot color, I spray painted it using Colonial Ivory, taped off the lip using Frog Tape, and spray painted the lip and the inside using Metallic Gold. When it dried, I slid that onto the Pot Klip, and hung the key holder using two nails.

Here is the final piece…

Make a hanging wooden key holder or key rack! This is a great project for scrap wood. It looks so good hanging in my entry way!

You can use the tiny hooks for stuff other than keys, too. They’re pretty versatile.

Make a hanging wooden key holder or key rack! This is a great project for scrap wood. It looks so good hanging in my entry way!

And if you wanted to, you could remove the flower from the pot and use that for storage, too–maybe pens.

Make a hanging wooden key holder or key rack! This is a great project for scrap wood. It looks so good hanging in my entry way!

I can’t wait to make one for myself!

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Theresa

Thursday 27th of October 2016

We need one of these in our house. Love your DIY. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared

Brittany Merth

Thursday 27th of October 2016

Thank you Theresa!!

Lori

Monday 24th of October 2016

What a cute idea! My daughter would love this! :)

Would you consider sharing this at our weekly Dishing It & Digging It Link Party? We are live every Sunday @4pm. We'd love to have your creative ideas.

http://www.thestonybrookhouse.com/2016/10/dishing-it-digging-it-link-party-119.html

Brittany Merth

Tuesday 25th of October 2016

Thank you, Lori! For sure!

Antonella | White House Crafts

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

I absolutely LOVE this project. And that you added space for a small plant - so genius. I hope you will stop by The Crafty Corner link party and share it with us!

Brittany Merth

Thursday 20th of October 2016

Thank you so much!! Now I just need to get this hung back up in my new house.

Carli

Wednesday 5th of October 2016

I love this definitely my kind of project! I did something similar for a bedside sorta valet. Pinning!

Brittany Merth

Wednesday 5th of October 2016

Thank you! Now I just need to get to painting our entryway in our new house so I can hang it again...that's my next project after the ORC!

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