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Friday, July 23, 2010

{his & hers key holder}

This project was made out of desperation. We had another one hanging by the door, but it just wasn't strong enough for the weight of keys, which resulted in the nails pulling out of the drywall and looking terrible.

We don't have a lot of keys--just one set for each of us--so I thought "his" and "hers" would be perfect.

His & Hers Key Holder

  • frame OR piece of wood
  • beadboard, cut to fit frame, or slightly smaller than wood piece
  • sheet metal, cut to fit desired space
  • 4 metal carpet tacks
  • subflooring adhesive or Gorilla Glue
  • old-fashioned nails
  • vinyl

I decided to use a frame, but you could definitely use a piece of wood (pine boards come in many different widths, and they can be cut to the length you want right there at the home improvement store) instead. You would just layer your pieces: painted board on the bottom, beadboard cut just a little smaller (depending on how much of a border you want), and the sheet metal smaller than that. A similar project would be my FHE board. Or, you could purchase/re-do a frame you love, and have the beadboard cut to fit right inside it. This is super easy, but definitely sturdy.

This is what I did:

1. Frame came first--made it to wall specifications.
2. Cut beadboard to fit inside frame.
3. Cut sheet metal to my desired proportions, leaving room at the bottom for the nails.
4. Using Gorilla Glue, glued the sheet metal in place, then let dry.
5. Tacked the corners down with metal carpet tacks. (You have to glue first--the tacks won't keep the metal in place.)
5. Added nails to the bottom of the beadboard.
6. Applied vinyl.
7. Tied fabric on the nails for an extra touch.

And now you have a darling and functional key holder!

P.S. Don't mind the pink walls in the background--it was a very rainy, dark day, and my girls' room had the best light!

Have a great weekend!



Blogger Kristi said...

very cute idea!
@ Creative Kristi

July 23, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...


July 23, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

I love it!!! I've been needing a key holder & just haven't found the one that struck my fancy...until now! ;o)

Thank you so much for sharing!
Hugs & blessings,
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(¸..•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`-: † :- Anita

July 23, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

So cute! Love the gingham ribbon.

July 23, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Super cute idea!

July 24, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Love it!! Can I ask where you found the old fashioned nails?

July 25, 2010 at 2:33 AM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...

Danielle--I got them at Home Depot!

July 25, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Thank you, Kireste! I LOVE the look of them.

July 28, 2010 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Hey Kierste! I just wanted to let you know I LOVE your key holder SO much I had to make one of my own! Thanks fo the inspiration. I hope you don't mind...I linked back to your project on my blog. Thanks girlie! You are awesome.

Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

March 17, 2011 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Jacob and Erin said...

where do you get the vinyl to put on the project!?

May 6, 2011 at 8:34 PM  

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