Creating A Rustic Place To Hang Your Keys
Quick and easy DIY
I’ve had these two amazing decorative hooks forever, and up until recently, they’ve been loosely hanging on our wall in the kitchen as key hooks. Unfortunately, when I say loosely, I mean I barely secured them so they always moved, scuffing up the wall, or found themselves on the floor. It’s been my goal to come up with a solution that allowed me to still keep these gorgeous hooks, but also keep our keys hanging on the wall. My vision came through exactly how I planned, after finding this frame that already had chicken wire attached, and a couple bottles of chalkboard paint.
This project could not have been any more easy to create.
I started out with this pre-chicken-wired frame. I was originally going to make my own, but finding this frame made it much easier for me. I mean, lets be honest, there probably would have been some major bandaging involved if I had to cut chicken wire myself! Then, I picked up a neutral base color and a pop of color that would work well with our interior house colors. Although I only used a little bit of paint for this project, I have plans to use more of this paint! I also found a great set of these paints on Amazon that have me itching to chalkboard paint everything!
I started by painting two coats of the neutral Castle color onto the wood frame. Make sure you let each coat dry before adding the next. Then, I randomly painted streaks of the Turkish Tile on top of that. There’s no need to be a perfectionist at this step, just go for it. The messier the better; this is suppose to look rustic after all! Once the blue color dried, I took a piece of sandpaper and sanded the edges and other areas of the frame. Again, no real plan, just have fun. I used about a 200 grit piece of sandpaper. My pack contained up to 3000 grit! For those who aren’t down with the sandpaper lingo, that’s pretty smooth! But for this project, you want something a little rough.
The last step is to attach your decorative hooks to the chickenwire. I used silver floral wire that I had in my craft room and some pliers. A few twists to secure it and you’re done! I originally placed the hooks with one on top and the other a little lower, but after looking at it, I decided to place them both up at the top. Then, it just felt like it was missing something. So, I was digging through my drawers and found these adorable metal ladybug stickers from Momenta. I’ve had mine forever, but I found these that would also look great for the home.
How easy was that to make?! With different colors, hooks, and embellishments, these keychain racks can look so different and fit your home perfectly.