Ok.. It may be possible that I may be the only one… BUT I don't think so.
I hate seeing keys on a counter rolling around with no assigned location. I also don't really like having them “exposed” on a key hanger. (specially since I don't have a “Mudroom” or something like it. I wish I did.) In my case they would just hang there in my middle of one of my entry ways, looking into my OCD soul. Too much? Ok.. well, you may be right, but I really don't like them just hanging there. Doesn’t really fit in the decor.. Sometimes I feel it take aways from the great looking key hanger out there.
I ramble just to justify.. My great James Bond idea. HA! “Why don’t just hide them behind a frame.”
The key (no pun intended) is finding the right frame. It’s has to be at least 1½ inches in depth. This way the keys will hide behind behind the frame without damaging it or not allowing the frame to close properly. The deeper/thicker the frame the better. It was really pretty easy and I think I may customize a bit more by adding fancier hooks, and maybe replacing the elastic with a small wood plate but I just couldn't wait to share.
I hope you guys like it and maybe you can customize it to fit your needs, hopefully I gave you a head start. Check it out !
I had most of the materials which allowed my cost to be minimal.
Time: 40 Minutes Cost: $13 Difficulty: Easy
Make sure the frame is at lease 1 1/2 inches deep/thick.
Got a bunch of these for $1 each - for another project.
Self-Adhesive Bumpers -recycled from an old door.. just added some double sided type.
Place the hinges in place
Drill them slowly to the frame
Add your rubber bumpers to each corner of your frame - your frame is ready.
Place the frame where you want it and mark with a pencil where the hinges are.
Since I was alone.. I just opened the hinges and allied with the line i made in pencil.. then I drew dots in the hole of the hinges to maker where my wholes should be.
I used a nail and hammer to make my holes, then hammered in my Ribbed Anchors
Drilled in my frame to the wall
Placed my hooks and WALLLA! I used hot glue to place an elastic to the frame to hold a wallet... that was a bonus.. LOL
James Bond.. HA!
Suggested materials for this project:
- Frame ($10 Walmart)
- Hinges with 8 Screws ($3)
- 4 Ribbed Anchors