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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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I knew that would get your attention… and I just couldn’t resist (Jess is most likely wanting to kill me right now!) [This is Jess, and yes, I’m red with embarrassment right now.] Today’s we’re talking about my need for hooks.
I’m a scatterbrained mess.
I’m always looking for my keys, sunglasses, Blackberry. A few weeks ago, I lost not one, but two sets of car keys and ended up stuck at the house while Eric went to work.  I was beyond frustrated at Eric with myself.
Then, I had an idea…
I was going to make a place to keep my keys! I had just been to the Flea Market that Jess posted about, and had an empty gold frame.
 I’m not a fan of gold, so I whipped out some Valspar Black Satin spraypaint (I think I have about 15 colors of spraypaint on hand at all times).
 I also keep big boxes around to spraypaint on… I’ve painted the grass one too many times for the hub’s liking.
   Once I told Eric what I was making, he was a happy camper!
 I ran to Lowe’s while the paint was drying and grabbed three little hooks for less than $3.00 each.
 Oh Snap! The Keys didn’t fit!
Wait… a quick little turn of the frame and…
Instant Key Hook{ers} that perfectly almost fit!
 Here’s the view out our back door leading to the garage (thinking that I will remember to hang them up as I come in the door).
The key hooks are really helping, but I will admidt at least once a week I hear, “Monica, there’s only one set of keys on the hooks…”  UGH… I’d be amazing with half a brain!
 And I’ve had a few requests for a tutorial on how to make this message board, so that will be coming soon!
So, be honest… do you need any hook{er}s too? 

The comments +

  1. i think i asked you guys to link up something else to my party. so many cute things! would you consider linking this to my 20 minute tuesday project? love it!

  2. Kaitlin says:

    I NEED HOOKERS TOO! Honestly the title made me crack up! This is such a great way to make a key rack looks nice! I might have to do one now too since we’ve been struggling to figure out our key system in our new place!

    I’m visiting from Funky Polkadot Giraffe! I would love it if you checked out my blog plus I have a giveaway going on right now!

    Kaitlin @ The Goodey Knot

  3. Gals, I dig your sassy style! Love, the clever “hook” and your witty repartee! Great, creative solution to the lost key dilemma as well! Such a pleasure to have you share your creativity on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17! I hope you’ll swing by and join the party again this week!


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