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April 14, 2013

Mail & Key Holder

I have finally finished a mail/key holder for Dimitri.  He is the only one in the family who is forever misplacing his keys.

Now, that he is in his new room {outside} the house, he really needed a prominent place to hang his keys. I made this holder over a week ago, but got stuck on the decorating stuff.  His room is black, white and red and more towards modern than classic, so nothing too decorated was needed.  Anyhow, I painted the letters and icons, first, did not like it, re-sprayed black, tried another painting technique, did not like it again !

So, although the basics were done and it really just needed to be hung, I wanted something more on it - I left it {in eye-sight} for a week and I finally gave up, as Dimitri keeps asking for it, and I just stuck some letters onto clear adhesive plastic {the kind that you use to cover books with}.

I asked Roy to cut me a piece of wood {from leftovers}

We then painted it gloss black, added 3 hooks at the lower part for keys and cut a "groove" for the piece of wire {used to be a ladder in one of our hamster's cages!} to slip in. Roy added some screws to keep the wire in place and steady.

This is a very close-up of the groove and one of the screws.

The letter and icons I cut out, stuck to clear adhesive plastic .

Not sure whether I like this, but he needed it and my brain froze, so this is it !

And to top it all, only when I typed up this post ... I saw the "S" in KEYS is a bit ...okay a lot, lopsided {I will probably change this whole thing!}

Here are some links to other things we made/changed for this room:

L-Shaped Desk From Scratch

Desk Chair Make-Over

Desk Caddy & Tray Spray Painted

DIY Headboard With Adjustable Bed Lamp

Ciao for now,

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  1. Well I think it's very clever! But I also totally get how it feels when you take photos and then see a mistake or something you want to change. You've put so much into this room I'm sure he loves it :)

  2. It looks great to me Linda! Love that you repurposed part of your hamster cage! Bet he loves it!

  3. What a great project! We always need a place to put keys so they don't get lost.
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  4. Found this post over at Earning my Cape... pinning!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Angela @ A Typical English Home

  5. Super cute! thanks for sharing :-)

  6. What a great idea!!
    Thank you so much for linking up with Much Ado About Monday at Huckleberry Love. We hope you come back next week and share what else you've been up to!


  7. Great project. I am always losing my keys! Thanks so much for linking up to Crafty Tuesday.

  8. Very nice! I really like the wire holder for the mail.. That's something I need to get organized.. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders and have a lovely day!

  9. Thanks for stopping by last week's Saturday Showcase! What an awesome project! Stop by next week to link up some more cool projects!

    Have a great week!

  10. Great project! My hubby is always losing keys and mail just piles up. Love it!


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