Homemade Key Rack

By | May 29, 2012

I have wanted to make a new key rack for my kitchen as the one I had did not really match.  And I thought since it was going in the kitchen that it would be fun to use utensils to hold the keys.  Well I finally got around to getting all the supplies for this project and recruited my little helper to assist in putting it all together.  You know she wanted to do the painting part right (it is her favorite thing)!
I have to say that if you decide to make this get your utensils at the dollar store.  They are cheap and because of that not very thick and you can bend them easily.  I know the utensils we use at the house are MUCH harder to bend so trust me get the cheap ones! 
Also we applied crackle paint to this but you don’t have too.  I just really LOVE the way it looks and it goes so well in my kitchen.  But this could very easily be done with just one color (or two if you paint the letters a different color).
Base Color Paint
Crackle Glaze
Flat White Paint
Clear Protector Finish
Wood Plaque
Paint brush
Wall Hanger
Wood Letters
4 Utensils
A Strong Glue (I used Beacon 527 multi-use glue)
Start by painting your wood plaque and wood letters the base color of your choice, then allow to dry four hours.
 Apply evenly the crackle glaze to dry base color, allow to dry one to four hours (don’t wait more than four hours!)
 Apply a very even coat of your FLAT (must be a flat paint) white paint.  Do not work this layer of paint much as it will not crackle evenly if you do. (this will start to crackle quickly)
 Once the paint is dry apply the clear protector finish to protect the crackle and keep it from peeling off.
 Allow the protector to dry then put your wall hanger on.  You want to do this before you put on the utensils. 
 Next bend your utensils.  I lined mine up to make sure they were even with each other.
 Now glue on your letters and utensils.  And allow to dry several hours.
 Then hang your new Utensil Key Rack on the wall and add your keys!

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12 thoughts on “Homemade Key Rack

  1. xo, Jersey Girl

    This is so cool! I wanna try!!

    New follower from the blog hop :) Check out my blog if you get a chance!

    Can’t wait to catch up on your posts!!

    xo, Jersey Girl


  2. Hubba

    THis look so great! Love this idea and the pics. iheartpears.blogspot.com. I’ll be back soon!

  3. Yvonne @ StoneGable

    Your key rack is so creative and fun! But that little sweetie helping you is ADORABLE!!!!!
    Thanks for bringing this great dyi to TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  4. Molly

    That’s great! I love how you got your little one involved in the painting part. I have a three year old who also loves to get his hands on any project I’m working on that involves paint, lol :)
    I’m stopping by from the Craftastic Competition, thank you for entering.


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