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California DIY project/finished

We’ve been spoiled with lots of goodies over the holidays, but last week, during a major kitchen tidy-up, we donated a lot of stuff we hadn’t been using in awhile.

When I rediscovered this beautiful, unused Visit California cheese board in the bottom cabinet, I took one look at it and just knew we’d repurpose it into something clever and useful.

If there was one thing that could use a refresh in our kitchen, it was our key rack. We basically had a mini wall-mounted bulletin board with nails hammered in a row at the top.

It was serviceable but dated, so my husband – always up for a challenge – took my suggestion of cutting up this lovely piece of California in two to create a dual-purpose rack!

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After we measured out exactly how the shelves would look form-wise, he got to work with a saw and got a clean cut somewhere along Sacramento.

Next, it was time to create wooden wall brackets that the shelves would be wood-glued to. We decided that the smaller piece would hold a pair of geodes given to us as a wedding present.

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Along the coastline, we screwed in five simple metal cup hooks for the amount of key sets we own. It was then time to paint the wood brackets, let those dry and eventually mount the two shelves, giving them each a solid clamp for the rest of the day.

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What we ended up with is a one-of-a-kind shelving duo that fits our keys, kitchen TV remote and that lovely wedding memory too.

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Have you started any DIY projects this winter? Let us know in the comment section and happy upcycling!

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