I am so in love with this chalkboard keyholder! It was super easy to create, and I love that the design can be erased and changed whenever the mood strikes. Plus, it finally gives us a spot to place our keys so we won’t be hunting for them everytime we want to leave the house!
SUPPLIES NEEDED: 1. Wooden art panel. I bought a 6″ x 6″ box from a local craft store for under ten bucks. 2. Brass key hooks from your harware store 3. Chalkboard paint. I used Martha Stewart’s chalkboard paint and I thought it worked great, but you can use any brand. 4. Paintbrush 5. Power drill
STEP ONE: Paint the front and sides of the box. Follow the directions on the side of your chalkboard paint container. I let mine dry 1 hour, then applied a second coat, then let that dry and set for 24 hours.
STEP TWO: After your two coats have dried and cured, mark three X’s where you will be drilling for the key hooks on one side of the box. Mine are approx 1.5 inches apart with the middle X at 3 inches in.
STEP THREE: Using a power drill, drill the holes and then screw in your key hooks.
STEP FOUR: Before I started using the chalk, I sketched out some ideas of what I wanted to write on the box first. Simple ideas tend to work best! Also, before you begin writing or drawing, rub chalk all over the surface of the box first and then wipe off with an old cloth. This will give that lovely worn chalk texture that you see on chalkboards!
Since putting the key holder at the front door, Curtis has already erased my design and suprised me with new cheeky messages… We’ve had a lot of fun with this DIY so far! I hope you will try it, let me know if you do!
Category: DIY AND CRAFTS