Easy #DIY Key Rack

I was all set to create a key rack for my sister’s new kitchen (Budget White Kitchen Makeover).

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I scrubbed the salvage pieces, gathered the supplies, was ready to start . . .

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But, wait. This is HER kitchen. So, the box of supplies went to her house. After fiddling with color and arrangement, she screwed the hooks into a salvage piece.

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With a saw tooth picture hanger on the back it was hung in a high traffic area, next to the back door.

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Don’t you just love the layers of paint and patina of the wood? My niece got swept up in the ‘creating’ mood and made one for her room.

 

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This was an easy, fun project. The best part was that everyone could take part. When you design and construct anything yourself, it has more value. 🙂

 

Happy Hayden

Happy Hayden

 

Supplies
*any old piece of wood (we used salvaged ‘bull’s eye’ pieces)
*hooks (we used World Market ceramic hooks)
*screws (usually come with the hooks)
*saw tooth picture hanger
*hammer
*screwdriver

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We’re still working on the kitchen makeover. The lights are installed, window treatments sewn. The tile backsplash goes up this weekend. The flooring is next. There is a light at the end of the tunnel! I hope you’ll check back next week for an update. Thanks for stopping by!

Budget White Kitchen Makeover – Part 1, Part 2

 

'Hook' by Hayden

‘Hook’ by Hayden

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Have a good week! — Joanne

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I am grateful for free, salvage hardwood that matches our 50-year-old oak floors.

I am.

Really.

However, every single blasted piece had to be inspected and scrubbed. A hot, wet, dirty job.

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Repurposed Door Coat Racks

Richmond, Virginia’s  Caravati’s Inc. Architectural Salvage is the go-to place for

ANY type of architectural salvage!

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Last fall, I found inexpensive interior doors and door knobs at Caravati’s. Since I planned to cut them into pieces it didn’t matter that the doors be in “working shape”.  My plan was to make coat racks;  one to help de-clutter our kitchen, one for my little niece’s bedroom and one for a local school auction.

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A skill saw was used to cut the doors along each panel partition. I added a top shelf, sanded and painted different details on each piece. Once the paints dried, I painted each with several coats of clear topcoat. After, I screwed vintage doorknobs or hooks on the bottoms.

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I free-hand painted herbs and lettering and added vintage hooks on the one in my kitchen. It is by the outside door.

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The one I gave to my 9-year old niece for her bedroom is painted very colorful, still has the original lockset on it and  four vintage porcelain door knobs.

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For the donated coat rack, I left the original color of the door. A whimsical “good morning / good night” scene was painted using acrylics. Once all was dry, I attached three vintage ebony porcelain door knobs.

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This was a fun project and one I plan to revisit!

Have a great weekend! – – Joanne