I am on a mission organization right now at my house. If it's not in a bin or basket or hanging on a hook.....then it's not safe!
The one thing that is constantly getting "misplaced" in my house is our car keys. I may stage my kitchen island to look clean and pretty....
But my house doesn't really look like that! In reality....the island is a junk MAGNET! Both my husband and I have been known to swipe the wrong set of car keys leaving the other person "stranded" at home!
A key holder was on the list of my organizing essentials, so when I saw this gorgeous idea from Shanty 2 Chic, I knew exactly what I was going to do!
Amazingly, while I was mowing the grass, I found this thrown into the high grass out back!
Unfortunately the hubby was away, so I had to use this all by myself!
Yep....I used the saw....all by myself....and I still have 10 fingers! Although I am sure that if the neighbors were watching me, they would have been a little nervous! It took my 30 minutes to cut that little board.....
I've been trying to save money, so I remembered these hooks in our garage....holding the bike helmets that my kids never wear....hey, cut me a break...did YOU wear a bike helmet growing up???
I sprayed them with some Krylon Oil-Rubbed Bronze.
Apparently when I sprayed them, I missed this screw...
No worries, thought, here's my little trick. Take a plate (preferably plastic since spraypaint reacts with and eats away styrofoam!) and spray a blast of paint onto it...
Use a small brush to touch-up the area that you missed or scratched!
I then went to our local True Value looking for this....
...but I didn't know what to call it. Now I know that it's called a hose clamp and found in the plumbing section and they come in multiple sizes!
You should have heard my trying to explain to the sweet old men that work there that I needed a metal "thingy" for a craft and it's found in the plumbing section.....they were scratching their heads!
You can use a flathead screwdriver to tighten the clamp to make it fit around your glass jar.
I wanted something cute for my glass jar, so I made some of these "fake flowers".
The overall cost: $3.00!
Jar: free (sorry Grandma, I dumped out your jelly!)
Hose Clamp: $1.29
Picture Hanger for back: $0.75
Not bad for a functional (and pretty) key holder!