The inspiration of this project came from my house key. I was fumbling around with where to put it in my room, and came across my cable holder and a cork. I started brainstorming and flipping through pins on Pinterest to find projects that people had done with corks for keys or reminders. The two below were the most common projects done for keys using recycled wood.
I fell in love with the stained wood, cork aesthetic as well as the metal hooks. However, I wanted to mix it up a little and not copy a design found online. Therefore, I combined a couple keys rack ideas with a smaller cork backdrop.
I took the cork and wood frame idea and combined it with bottom hanging hooks seen below. This allows me to hang reminders on the corks and the keys on the bottom.
However, I then came across my succulent still in the orange plastic pot it came in when I got it during finals week last year. I realized that instead of buying a glass pot from the store, I would find a way to up-cycle a new pot for it an integrate it into my key holder. I have a lot of natural light in my front walkway, and succulents are pretty hardy.
I am currently working on the integration this week since my first few designs took longer than expected.
I hope to show the finished product in my final up-cycle report.