Key Hook Decor

This is one of my FAVORITE projects!  It’s quick, easy and cheap!  Lots of bang for your buck;)

I say cheap because I started with pieces from our scrap wood pile:)

I used an old sheet of bead board, a 1×6 and 1×3’s.

I trimmed out the bead board with the 1×3’s

using Gorilla Glue wood glue and a staple gun to secure them.

Next, I hammered a saw tooth hanger through the back.

I attached the 1×6 with wood glue and drilled 2″ screws through the back (pre drill so the wood doesn’t split)

I spray painted it with 1 coat of Rust-Oleum black gloss.

I found these super cute glass knobs at Hobby Lobby (50% off of course;)

and paired them with these pretty hooks from Home Depot.

I pre drilled holes for the hooks

and put the knobs through the top holes on the hooks then secured them on the back.

I attached it to the wall, added the metal buckets (purchased at Ikea for $1 each) and filled them with dried hydrangea.

That was it!  Time invested was about 1 hour and money invested was about $15!  LOVE:)

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Friday!






  1. Jodi Boydston on August 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I’m really diggin this shelf and the fact that you say it was from your wood pile is so super cool! I know I’m about 5 years late, but better than never.

  2. Heather Vroom on June 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Um, my key holder just realized it is the fat friend.

    This looks perfect on your wall! How creative to combine the hooks and the knobs, I never would have thought to do that!

  3. Cori Evers on November 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I made this a little smaller than yours (16″ shelf) to accomodate my smaller pails but it still came out lovely. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  4. Kathy Mormino on October 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I love this project! Gorilla Glue? AWESOME! I would never have guessed it!

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  5. Sabrina on September 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Girl, that is so cute!!!

  6. Joy Millam on July 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I just found your blog, I noticed that your washer and dryer are on a short platform; I’m assuming that you made it, can you post about that or send me pics… I need to unstack mine and use my limited space better. Thanks.

  7. Ashly on July 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Cute! I am super excited to try something like this in my home. I must hand it to the two of you girls, you both come up with the cutest ideas. I need to get creative. Thanks for the really awesome idea.

  8. amy on July 13, 2012 at 4:26 am

    What are the measurements for your wood pieces?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 14, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Hi Amy,
      The main piece is 23.5″ wide by 21.5″ long. The shelf is 18 3/4″ long:)

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      • Amy on July 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm

        Thanks so much!!! 🙂

  9. Anne-Marie on November 12, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Stunning! I absolutely love this and I’ll make it! Very clever!! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  10. Krista-Artista on August 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    This is such a great idea! I love how you dressed up the hooks with the knobs. Very creative. Love everything about it!

  11. Lina on August 13, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Love this!! I am working on my hook project now with chalkboard paint 🙂 Great for the kids and their “Stuff”! Love the buckets…
    Fancy Frugal Life

  12. Kathy on August 9, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    This is fantastic! Love it! Will definitely try this one – Pinning on my Pinterest!

    • Ashley on August 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you Kathy!!!!

  13. Diana on July 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    This is such a great idea! Our beloved IKEA secretary desk finally met its maker and I’ve been looking for something to use the remaining wood for. This project looks perfect!

    • Ashley on July 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      Great idea Diana!!!! Love recycling old pieces:)

  14. June @ I will craft..... on July 26, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Wow what a great project from scraps.

    I love it.

    • Ashley on July 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      Thank you June!

  15. Stephanie on July 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Hey Girls!!! Here is my post on the board I made!!! Thanks again soooo much for the great inspiration!!!

  16. The Redneck Princess on July 26, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I am going to be here all the time, that is sooo cool!!!

  17. Maggie on July 26, 2011 at 1:05 am

    wow i luv luv this you make it so easy to make..
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    Have a fabulous week,

    • Ashley on July 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you Maggie;)

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