Key Holder


Here is my inspiration for this project. I believe it ‘s from House Beautiful magazine. I saw it a month ago and wanted to make one for the mudroom but could only use materials I already had on hand, so mine’s quite a bit different from the inspiration photo. And quite a bit smaller too. 

I wanted to add a bit more blue to the mudroom to go along with the storage totes. This blue was a little too dark, so I added some white. The ratio I used is 1 part blue to 3 parts white.

I cut the bead board, we had left over from the mudroom walls, to make a 12″x12″ square. Then hubby cut some leftover molding to fit around the bead board as a frame. I only brushed on 1 coat of paint because I wanted to sand it a bit and have the white show through.

I put letters on the back of the frame pieces to remind me where each piece fit the best.

These are the gorilla glue products I used for this project.

I applied wood glue to the back of all the frame pieces and made the frame on the bead board one piece at time.

I applied wood glue to 1 end of the frame piece. On the last frame piece I applied wood glue to both ends. Then made sure the pieces were all firmly in place.

The pieces needed to be clamped for a few hours, but I didn’t have a clamp that would work. So I used the Gorilla glue tape to hold it in place and it worked great. After a few hours I was able to take the tape off. 

These are the other supplies I had on hand to use.

Since I only had the scrapbooking book plates, I used brads as the nails.

And used gorilla glue to hold them in place.

I think they look pretty good for cheater book plates.

Then I used gorilla glue to adhere them to the bead board.

I had to drill little tiny pilot holes for the hooks.

Once drilled, I was able to screw the cup hooks easily into the bead board.

Ta-Da! And here it is with keys hanging on it.

Pretty cute, huh? Now I need to make some cute labels and that will be later because I’m done for today.

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Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and Jello

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Link Party at Twice Remembered

Craft Schooling Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom

Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple

Show Me How at It’s a Blog Party

Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios

Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking

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Best DIY Projects of September at Beneath My Heart

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{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Suzanne September 17, 2010, 9:11 am

    Very cute! I like the bead board, and that blue is really pretty!
    I love seeing other versions of this.

  • Chantel September 17, 2010, 10:33 am

    Your key holder looks wonderful! I love the colors. It’s so cute!

  • Cara September 17, 2010, 9:32 pm

    What a great idea for a personalized key holder! Love the blue frame!

  • Laura @ House of Thrift Decor September 17, 2010, 9:52 pm

    What a great idea to keep your keys organized. I love it! The blue frame is great.

    I hope you can stop by my blog on Sunday for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers.

  • Nancy Grant September 17, 2010, 10:47 pm

    Absolutely love it! What an awesome idea! I want one.


  • Robin @ Chris and Robin's Nest September 18, 2010, 7:10 am

    Lovely – think I like yours better than the HB one 🙂

  • Cheri Peoples September 19, 2010, 12:39 pm

    This is so cute. I love these key holder projects.

    Thanks for linking up.


  • Suesan September 19, 2010, 3:09 pm

    I’m stopping by from It’s So Very Cheri. I love the keys. I keep trying to find a good solution for ours, but right now the magic bowl is our keeper of the keys.

    I might have to find some wall space for this one.

  • Twice Remembered September 19, 2010, 3:40 pm

    That is just adorable! Boy, that Gorilla glue sure is handy, eh? And I love the beadboard for the back… Great job, and thank you for sharing!

  • Handy Man, Crafty Woman September 19, 2010, 6:36 pm

    great idea! that’s so pretty.

  • Kara September 21, 2010, 6:44 am

    Very cute!! Great job…those tiny screws and nails are so hard to deal with!

    It looks great!

  • Heather @ The Cozy Cape September 29, 2010, 6:23 pm

    I Love it! I want to try this! Nice job!

  • Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish September 29, 2010, 6:54 pm

    Looks fantastic! I love it!

  • traci September 29, 2010, 7:23 pm

    That is just adorable! I need something like this BAD. My hubby is always leaving his keys all around the house! I will keep this in mind. I really like the little book plates.
    Thank you so much for linking up to my party!

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