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:

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14 comments on “Small Space Organization {Key Rack}

  1. 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!)
  2. 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!!
  3. 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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