Thursday, November 17, 2011

DIY Entryway

I seriously have a problem with blank spaces. The space right when you walk into my apartment had that problem. You enter our apartment and it immediately opens to the right. There isn't a wall or anything to put a shelf on or place a mirror so we were in definite need of a wall mounted key holder.

I decided to make a collage of a few of my faves. I had a little wooden bird Sarah gave me last year, a wall mounted flower holder I found on clearance (wahoo!) this past spring, and a photo of two birds sitting on a telephone wire that I swapped a necklace with a local artist at a fair last fall for. It has written on the back in old man scroll: "Lovers Quarrel". I wish I could frame that part too! Then, I noticed... I DIDN'T HAVE A KEY HOLDER. Oooh, yeah. So I did what any self-respecting crafty girl would do, I made one!

I already knew from a few picture hanging projects that I had plenty of hooks. I tried first to twist them into the bottom of the birdie photo. No go. The wood that guy used was reclaimed and treated and hard! So then I got a brilliant idea... a stick! I went outside and in a few seconds found this little guy. I screwed the hooks into it, took some twine from a roll of hemp I had in my stash box, and voila! 

Here's a really crap photo of how I hung it on the wall:



  1. Oh my gosh. That turned out adorable. I love how the stick adds the perfect touch to it! It looks wonderful!! Great job!

  2. This is so cute! I bet you're happy now every time you walk into the apartment and see THAT!


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