Our keys and sunglasses were becoming regular loiterers on our kitchen counter; frankly, they needed a home of their own.
So, we put our heads together, found some inspiration via Pinterest, and came up with this lil do-dad – – a Mark and Lauren Incorporated creation:
I’m really pleased with how it turned out. It’s not only cute, but functional!
SUPPLIES: I picked up the unfinished wood picture frame at Hobby Lobby for under $10 with a coupon. I got the hooks there for a few bucks, as well, and distressed them using a black sharpie and some wood stain (you’d never guess they were originally shiny gold!). The wooden pencil was a gift from my Mom to Mark for Christmas one year; we thought it just matched too perfectly not to join the party. So, we found a spot for it, securing it with a nail.
The nails are a little more “limited edition”…from the 1870s, in fact! Mark refinished an antique wooden trunk last year and kept some of the square nails for such a time as this. I’m so glad he did; they add so much character and history to our key and sunglasses holder.
Behind the glass is a photo Mark took at Silver Springs in Ocala, Florida, his hometown. We thought the chain link fit in with the rustic motif and provide a perfect backdrop in front of which our keys could hang.
It’s mounted on the side of one of our kitchen cabinets, conveniently located by the front door, so we can grab and go! And whipped together in under an hour thanks to teamwork. Now, that’s my kind of project.
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