Leaving the house requires not just your phone and wallet, but your house keys. Make sure you don’t forget any of it with this D.I.Y. wall key holder!
Using simple materials and techniques, you’ll be able to create a specific spot to hang your keys and other important items, perfect for a hallway or entryway.
All you’ll need is a couple of basic D.I.Y. tools and a spare afternoon and soon enough, you’ll never find yourself locked out again.
Cut at the mark using a circular saw, making sure to apply a dust mask, safety glasses and earmuffs before turning it on.
Sand the timber with a sander to allow the timber finish to go on smoothly. You could also use sandpaper and a sanding block. Wipe away the excess dust.
Lay down a drop sheet or material to protect your work surfaces. Then, open the timber finish using the can opener and stir using a paint stirrer. Apply the finish to the timber using a paint brush.
Leave to dry. You could also use paint if you’re after a different look.
Once dry, it’s time to mark where you’d like your hooks. Use a tape measure and pencil to measure out even spaces across the breadth of the timber, marking where you’d like to put your hooks.
Screw the hooks in the marked position.
Apply the framing hooks to the back of the holder with the drill. You can now add your own unique touches, writing your name or another label with the grout pen, or go straight to hanging your new key holder on the wall.