You know you’re officially a grown up when you geek out over totally “boring” things like cabinet hardware. I’ve spent hours online looking up different handles, pulls and knobs for all kinds of doors and cabinets in our new home, and, well, it’s just plain fun! Our new house already had a key hook/coat hanger mounted to the wall in our den, but it wasn’t quite the style we wanted for the room. I was keeping an eye out for a good replacement when I noticed the brass knobs I just bought for the doors on our bookshelf built-ins were actually just what I was looking for! All they needed was to be turned upside down to make the perfect hook. Just to be sure, I tried fitting a key ring over the knob and it was just the right size. So I promptly ordered four more of them to create my own custom key rack.
I bought a piece of wood the thickness and height I wanted and cut it down to the right length (about 3/4″ thick, 3.5″ tall, and 15″ wide).
Before painting the wood white, I drilled four evenly spaced holes to fit the cabinet knobs onto. Just place your hardware on top of the board to get an idea of where they should sit based on the design (I put my holes a little closer to the bottom since the hooks go upward).
Once you attach all your knobs, add some hangers onto the back of the wood piece and you’re ready to use your new key rack!
I can’t tell you how much I love this little project! Not only does it fit the decor of the rest of the room now, it exactly matches the hardware on the bookcases that it faces. Yes!! Of course, I call this a key rack, but I also use it for bags and coats as well, so don’t feel limited to just keys. I’ve still got a long list of projects to get to, so I’m glad for one that not only looks cute but was quick and easy as well! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
This is a brilliant idea, we’re decorating our new house at the moment and this is just what I have been looking for. I feel a DIY moment coming on!
Hannah | Granite City Girl x
Such a cute idea! I am redecorating my apartment at the moment so I love all your inspirational tips and idea 🙂
Totally with you on the geeking out over cabinet hardware, so you’re not alone! Love this little project. Perfect for a “work from home” Friday. 🙂
There’s nothing better, brass and all ☆
Great projet! Simple and beautiful.
This is such a fun and cute idea! I love it!
I made something similar while back. I used a repurposed cupboard door for the base and retro handles that I found at a second use hardware store.
Love this. Such a cute and chic idea.
Such a cool little project. Love the white with the gold
Cabinet knobs can be so fun! My mom made something like this to display her jewelry a while ago.
Beautifully simple and elegant! And of course I adore the combination of white and gold, it’s so classic!
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I love this! I could totally see myself doing something like this for my daughter and son. Thanks for the inspiration!
I love how simple and functional this is, but it also looks really chic! Awesome!
I like to guess who the posts are from. I know it says it at the top and side of the post, but I don’t look at that ~ I like to scroll thru the photos & guess. I’m usually right. 😉
Great idea and perfect if you’re on a budget. Love the bag too. xx
Haha, I guess I’m officially a grown up because I spent an afternoon looking at cabinet hardware the other day. Very cute idea!