have been saying how I can make something to hang our keys on for months...maybe longer...I really wanted to get the walls painted before I hung anything up but the keys hanging on the coat rack beneath the winter coats, sweatshirts, and hats are starting to bother me. Some days I have to just decide what is bugging me more, digging under a pile of coats for my keys or the inside painting not being finished. The keys won yesterday and I made a commitment to finish this project today. This is an easy and fast project; my favorite kind. Here's the finished project on the unfinished wall.
There are only a couple steps:
Find a board or plaque. The one I used was leftover from a home project we were doing. I save all the scrap wood outside in a covered bin and look there before buying any. I didn't sand my board because I love texture. I painted it white, figured out where I wanted nails to be for the keyrings and grabbed my favorite roll of Time Holtz Idea-Ology Collage Paper and some Liquitex Matt Medium.
Instead of just laying the paper down as it comes, I like to tear up the paper and put the pieces wherever I feel like. Next, I affixed the paper onto the board and trimmed off the edges once it was dry. Then I realized it was too white and I wanted to add some color.
I mixed some acrylic craft paint with the leftover Liquitex Matt Medium I had already poured out. I wanted to add the colors I am using for the front room, very light orange and a little teal.
I got some twine I had leftover from the Christmas ornaments I made. To make the twine a little stronger, braided three strands together. I added a couple eye hooks onto the top of the board, tied on the braided twine, and it was done. It took less than an hour and now I know where everyone's keys are supposed to be!
I really am enjoying the 2020 challenge I set for myself; to use my creativity every day throughout the year. I am not sure what that will look like for me however I am getting some projects finished. That is certainly encouraging. And I just pulled out three wooden boxes that have been waiting to become something fun. I need a couple jewelry boxes for myself...hmmm...
Do you have any creative projects in your head? Maybe a home DIY you wanted to try? Take a baby step and do just one thing towards that goal and remember to just play and have fun with it.