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 and key organizer from Target to hang by our 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 rack 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 and made my own.
- (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 😉 ]
Step 1 Remove the glass and backing from the frame.
Step 2 Cut the plywood to size to fit your frame. Paint and set aside to dry.
Step 3 Attach painted plywood to frame with adhesive and allow to dry per instructions.
Step 4 Measure and mark locations for your hooks. Pre-drill holes and attach hooks using screws and nuts.
Step 5 Hang next to your front door or main entryway so your keys are ready the next time you head out.