11/29/2007

Small Space Organization {Key Rack}

Ever have that "where are my keys??" moment just before you need to leave and you're already running late? Well, years ago I bought a simple wooden mail & key organizer from Target to hang by my front door to prevent moments like those. It served it's purpose well, but a few months ago I was ready for a change. And, as you can see in the photo, we weren't exactly utilizing the mail section (minus the junk in the bottom) and the key hooks were overloaded.

Searching around online, I found a simple key organizer that I absolutely loved at Pottery Barn. Nice clean lines. Lots of hooks. But, I didn't want to pay the asking price. This looked like something I could make myself for less. So instead of point, click, buy ... I drove to Michael's and Lowes Home Improvement for supplies:

  • (1) 9"x12" white frame
  • (1) 12"x12" plywood sheet, 1/4" thick
  • (4) coat hooks
  • (8) screws, washers, and nuts [The screws that came with the hooks had pointed ends which wouldn't work. I bought flat ended screws and finished them off with nuts on the backside.]
  • white primer & white glossy paint in spray cans [from my shed ;) ]
Here's the end result which hangs proudly next to my front door:

14 comments:

  1. Your key holder turned out great!! I bet you saved a ton of money too:)

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  2. I too love this pottery barn item. The one you made looks great! I'll have to give this a try when I get more time...just got done knocking off some pottery barn Thanksgiving place mats (on my blog!)

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  3. So awesome! I just love Pottery Barn! You did a great job duplicating the look! :-)

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  4. That turned out very cute! Love it!

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  5. what a neat idea! And it looks good and didn't cost as much!

    So ingenious!

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  6. that came out awesome! Love checking your blog!

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  7. Sarah that holder is wonderful what a good idea..

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  8. That is so great - and it blends in perfectly - it looks like an architectural feature that came with the house!

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  9. Well, aren't you a crafty girl! Love this and mighe have to steal the idea (after Christmas!!)...

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  10. Wow - that looks great! Such a wonderful idea toO!

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  11. Great post! I could use a lot more organization tips :) Thanks! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  12. that is so cool, great job! Now, wanna come make me one? Huh? LOL!

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  13. My SIL has the Pottery Barn key organizer that you posted and like you I love it but didn't want to pay the asking price!!

    If I can get the crafty bug to bite me I might just have to try that out!!

    Thanks for the idea!!

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  14. Thanks for the compliments! It was so easy to make and under $20. The bulk of the cost were the hooks. If you decide to make one, feel free to email me with questions. :)

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