My DIY key rack fail didn’t discourage me too much. That, and I still had keys that needed wrangling! I decided to tack course and give it another go.
I started with a piece of leftover whitewashed board from our Modern Farmhouse Bedroom. Using a miter box and a handsaw (it was way too cold to pull out the miter saw) I cut a 24 inch piece of board.
Jenna Sue Design did a nice blog post about transferring words onto wood. I don’t have a working printer, so I improvised by tracing my text onto a sheet of paper and coloring in with a Sharpie.
I then wet the paper and used the Sharpie cap to push the ink into the wood.
It was faint, but distinct enough to be able to outline with a pencil.
Using a paint sample from my ample paint closet (really, it’s insane) I painted on one coat, let it dry, and went over with a second.
Like my project pants? I wear them whenever I’m creating or getting messy in the house. I’ve had them since high school…which was a really long time ago.
To save my wood, I applied a strip of FrogTape. This allowed me to play with the spacing of my hooks without writing all over the wood. I finally found a spacing that looked good and began to screw in my cup hooks.
I pulled off the tape once the cup hooks were in place and installed in my entryway closet using Command picture hanging strips.
Wow, I really need to spray paint those baskets.
Disclaimer: As a member of the FrogTape Blog Squad, I want to thank FrogTape for sponsoring this post. All opinions, projects and ideas expressed herein are my own.Pin It