I have wanted a key/coat rack for my laundry room for a long time, but haven't been able to find one that I liked in my price range. I had thought of an idea for making one on my own with the extra wood from my daughter's book shelves and the free Glidden paint. I had the hooks on hand from a project that I never finished. Then I remembered seeing these amazing prints from Sprik Space and knew I had to incorporate them with the project. It's exactly what I was looking for. It gave a blank wall some color, and gave us a place for our keys. Somehow Elle always got her hands on our keys and would either set off the house alarm or the car alarm. That won't be happening any longer!
Another idea would be to make a larger version of this and stencil each person's name in the family so they have their own hook.
24 x 5 1/2 in. White Wood (Leftovers from Elle's Shelves)
Quart Blue of Paint (I used my free Glidden Paint)
Sand down the edges. I used the electric sander to get the edges a little rounded. Next, paint the entire board using the darker color.
Once the paint is dry, add a wispy coat of white/gray over top the blue.
Once dried, sand it down again to give it an aged look. (I just sanded this by hand so it didn't take the blue off, just most of the white.)
Next, measure out where you want to place the sawtooth hooks. You want to make sure they are level with each other so that it's easier to make level on the wall. If you are planning on hanging heavier jackets on these hooks, I would use more/larger sawtooth hooks to mount to the wall. That way it won't fall off when you pull the coat off of the hook.
Once your sawtooth hooks are mounted on the back, measure out where you want your hooks and drill them in. (Make sure your screws aren't too long, otherwise they will poke through your wood.)
Next, mount your Key/Coat Hook on the wall. Make sure it's hung properly by using a level and stud finder. This will ensure that it looks neat and is strong enough to hold a few things.
Then, hang your picture frames above the board using small nails and a level.
And lastly, stand back and enjoy your work!