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.

{ 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!

  • 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!

  • Shreya Dalela November 25, 2021, 8:09 am

    Wooow, this is super cool & cute! Thanks for sharing 😉

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