Pinterest Project: DIY Key Rack

I am all about de-cluttering and am always looking for great ideas to keep the house neat and tidy.

Key Rack Project Suppliesblocks

  • blocks
  • board or something for backing
  • dowelling to hang keys on (or you can use hooks)
  • wood glue and/or screws
  • hook or something for the back to hang the finished product
  • paint and sand paper
  • drill

I had found some old wooden alphabet blocks at a garage sale and bought the whole box for $2.  I had all of the other supplies for this project at home.

Key Holder Project Steps:

  1. Pick-out the K, E, Y and S, and proceeded to clean and dry them thoroughly.
  2. Back board:  I found an old pallet board (free) and drilled four holes equal in diameter to the dowelling (maybe a smidge bigger) below where each block would sit.  I did not drill completely through to the back as I wanted to be able to glue them in place.
  3. Sanded the board down slightly, and then primed and painted it.  I very sloppily added a few layers of paint (green, blue and white). Be sure to let the layers dry in between. I then gently sanded the edges of the board to distress it.
  4. I painted the blocks and pegs white. Once the blocks were dry , I gently sanded them to reveal some of the original colour.
  5. Glued the pegs in place.
  6. Glued the blocks in place.  Later, once the glue was dry, I screwed them in securely from the back.
  7. I then added a hook for hanging the board on the wall.
DIY key rack

My finished key holder.

Here is another variation of the project.

variation of project

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About Cindy RoyI’m a busy mother, wife and kindergarten teacher. I have a huge list of loves! I love my family, The Source Church, old houses, “up-cycling”, DIY projects, scrapbooking, volleyball, interior design, cake decorating, party planning, healthy eating, and last, but certainly not least…gift wrapping! I just launched my brand new Youtube channel and am super excited to share BOWhemian WRAPsody with my followers. My channel is dedicated to all things relating to gift wrapping and creating beautiful eye catching presents…its all in the PRESENTation! I’m very organized and reflective, and am continually striving to do life more lovingly, passionately, effectively and successfully.

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