This simple vintage window Key Holder is a great way to add some stylish storage to your front hall or mudroom. It will also keep you really organized. The vintage look is timeless and well suited for many different styles. The added bonus is the extra storage this simple wood working Key Holder project will add to your home!
You can make this simple vintage window Key Holder for about $100 or less, depending on how much you end up paying for your vintage window.
To Make a Storage Key Holder Out for a Vintage Window You Will Need:
Screw on Eye hooks (how many you want)
Picture hanging Hooks (optional)
Paint brushes (in a variety of sizes)
Magnetic door hook
Now, the first step is to measure your vintage window. Measure how wide and tall it is. I like to use smaller vintage windows for this simple craft project. They are perfect for holding keys, which are somewhat small.
Use your 2X4’s to build a frame the exact same size. Use you wood screws to screw the pieces of 2X4’s together like a box frame. Predrill the holes for the screws with your power drill to keep the wood from splitting.
Now, cut your plywood to the same size as your vintage window as well.
Screw the plywood onto the back of the wood frame you built. You can do this step gain by predrill holes through the plywood another 2X4″ frame. Insert your screws to hold them together.
Now, attach the vintage window to the front of the Key Holder box. Do this by install a piano hinge on the left side of the frame. Attach one side to the frame you built and one side of the hinge to the vintage window.
On the right side install your magnetic door hook. You could also use a hook and eye hook like you used to find on old screen doors.
Now, flip the vintage window box five down. Install your picture hanging hooks on the back of the box. They should be attached into the plywood you put on the back.
Now, flip the box back over and lay it on it’s back on a flat work surface.
Now, lightly sand any areas needed on the wooden box and roof.
Wipe away any dust and prime it out.
Now, once the primer has dried you can paint the inside and outside of the Vintage Window Cork Board Shadow Box.
Now, you need to take your screw on tea cup hooks and install them inside of the key holder on the back piece of wood. Simple take a pencil and marker a dot where you would like them to be. Now, screw them into place and you can hang your keys on them!
To hide away all the stuff inside of your vintage window Key Holder you can also frost the glass in the windowpanes. Simple spray on some frosting paint. You can find it on the spray paint aisle at your local home improvement store.