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 am a busy mother, wife and kindergarten teacher. I have a huge list of loves! I love my family, Springs Church, old houses, "up-cycling" and DIY projects, scrapbooking, volleyball, interior design, cake decorating, party planning, healthy eating, and sleeping. I am very organized and reflective, and am continually striving to do life more lovingly, passionately, effectively and successfully.

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