Unique Beachy Boat Key Holder
Key holders are a very practical way to “hang” all your keys in one spot. But why not make one that is truly one of a kind. This one is all about coastal living. Follow along to learn how you can make one too.
I picked piece of wood from my pile of wood scraps. I made the boat pattern out of a piece of paper. Paint, nails, wood beads, a washer and some vinyl is all you need.
After drawing the boat pieces on some scrap lumber, I used a jigsaw to cut out the pieces. Next it’s time to paint. I used blue for the board.
I painted the bottom of the boat white for starters. The other two pieces a copper color.
I like layering colors. With a chip brush I added a golden yellow allowing some of the white to peak through on the bottom portion of the boat.
I put a dark blue over the copper on the boat house.
I added a touch of copper with my finger to make the colors look a little messy. Paint pens are fun to use too.
I just kept on adding color until I was satisfied with the look.
Are used a file to scratch marks into the boat. I really wanted something that looked old and worn.
I had fun adding additional items to make the boat come to life.
I used the dry brush technique again to add color to the backboard. I added both a little bit of white and a darker blue. This adds interest to the piece. See the hanger hardware that I plan to use? I put a coat of polycrylic on everything before assembling.
Time to glue everything together. I used an old rusty washer for the window porthole. Colorful vinyl for the flags. A little piece of rope for the wood beads and flags.
I painted on a few seagulls and then added cup hooks to hang the keys. On the backside I added the hanger hardware.
It’s done and ready to hang. I gave this one as a gift to my daughter who loves coming to visit us at the beach. If you look closely you’ll see a small piece of driftwood on the bottom of the boat. We found it the last time we were walking on the beach together.
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Carolina's Art on May 06, 2021
That is too cute!!! love it.
Lauraleedaydreams on May 27, 2021
Dl.5660408 on May 06, 2021
How cute is that?! Love it!
Lauraleedaydreams on May 08, 2021
I love this !! Great job! Make one for me!!?