Floor Samples to Key Holder

My prayer? Help me find my keys!
My least favorite text to get from my husband is, "I have both sets of keys," which leaves me at home with nothing to get around on but my own two legs. It doesn't help that our key rings are nearly identical or that we don't really  have "our" cars. We have the kids car and then the other car. Whoever has the kids usually ends up with the van...and often with the van keys with the remote opener. With keys growing legs and walking in and out of pockets, off shelves, and I swear, up and down stairs we needed a better system for keeping an eye on these devious keys.
And why buy something when you can make it for practically free?

Here's what I scrounged up:
These were leftover from our kitchen renovation planning which is still in progress...and will be for quite some time. Since baby number three we've switched into basement renovations to create more space. Someday I'll be able to kiss our 80's laminate flooring goodbye. 

 I totally have a girl crush, or is it a crafting crush???, on Lake Girl Paints, especially her Dip and Drag painting technique. So worth checking out! I've been waiting for the "right" project to try this out on. Adds some pops of color to our living room.

 I used wood glue to hold the pieces together and E-6000 glue for the pop tab holders. Sealed with polycrylic.

pop can tabs glued on for holders

as it appears with the different lighting

his keys, her keys, spare

Now that I'll be able to find my keys I'll have to come up with a better excuse for being late! lol

Featured at: http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2014/02/upcycled-linky-party-37.html

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  1. Hi Audra,
    great minds think alike! :)) I have a similar key holder my hubbie made of a leftover wood piece, but we didn't painted it. (hm... I have to give a thought on that...) Our keys used to migrate too and hide from us, but now they behave and we can find them in a second!


  2. Sweet, love the paint job!! Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2014/01/upcycled-linky-party-36.html

  3. Great idea! I love that it didn't cost anything to make =) I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party, going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-3.html

  4. Love all of the colors you used. Ours tend to walk away as well, this is a perfect solution!

  5. What a great idea to reuse those samples! I have a bunch of them floating around the house. I just couldn't bring myself to toss them. I love your use of color, I am a total color girl, so anything bright and cheery gets a thumbs up from me! Awesome!

  6. Neat....My ex and I always had our CARS so we had our KEYS...and that was so easy for us! Love the colors.


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