I am all about de-cluttering and am always looking for great ideas to keep the house neat and tidy.
- 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
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:
- Pick-out the K, E, Y and S, and proceeded to clean and dry them thoroughly.
- 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.
- 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.
- I painted the blocks and pegs white. Once the blocks were dry , I gently sanded them to reveal some of the original colour.
- Glued the pegs in place.
- Glued the blocks in place. Later, once the glue was dry, I screwed them in securely from the back.
- I then added a hook for hanging the board on the wall.
Here is another variation of the project.
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