Learn how to make a DIY Shiplap Key organizer to display in your home. This tutorial breaks down the steps from raw wood to hanging the completed project.
We always have spare keys or keys we don’t use very often lying around in drawers, in my husbands truck or the bottom of my purse. We live near family and have keys for their houses as well.
There needed to be a place that all our keys could reside so if my dad wanted to borrow our enclosed trailer, he could just stop by while we were at work and know where the keys are.
I wanted to add a touch of shiplap somewhere in my home because I love Joanna Gaines and this staple element of her style. When we built this house, it was with the intention to sell in two years and build another. I was afraid to put a shiplap wall in the house because I did not want to narrow the market when it came time to resell. Now that I have this small piece, I am dying to add a statement wall somewhere in the house!
Learn how to make a DIY Shiplap Key organizer to display in your home. This tutorial breaks down the steps from raw wood to hanging the completed project.Since the rustic style is in, you can use any scrap wood you happen to have lying around as it doesn’t need to be perfect!
How to make a DIY Shiplap Key Organizer:
- Pick out the scrap wood you would like to use.
- Cut to the length desired.
- Sand the edges and fronts of the wood lightly.
- Cut the backer board to the desired length and width.
- Attach the backer board to the pallet wood using glue and either nails or screws.
- Measure trim for each side and attach, using nails or a brad nailer.
- Measure trim for top and bottom and attach as above.
- Paint with primer or leave raw.
- Paint with the color of your choice.
- Flip over and attach the hanging bracket as desired.
- Measure the distance for each hook to be placed on the front side and the label brackets, if using.
- Attach hooks and brackets.
- Hang in your space, make labels for organization and put the keys in their home!
I am a fan of using materials already at hand, but if I did this project again, I would use a different method to attach to the wall. It does work with the screws and wire, but it moves a little bit when I put keys on it. It’s serviceable, but I would prefer that it stayed still!
There are lots of printables you could use to make your labels or try your hand at calligraphy which is what I did. I have just started to practice that particular art form and I cannot seem to get the letters to their proper size! They all seem huge! After I practiced my calligraphy on the envelopes of our Christmas cards, my husband joked that the post office wouldn’t have any trouble seeing the address.
Let me know if you decide to add any touches of farmhouse or shiplap in your home.
Thanks for your time! Go out and try something new.