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Key hanger

It’s easy to create this handy key hanger from plywood, cup hooks and a few Resene testpots.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 13

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: 20mm piece of plywood measuring 300mm x 150mm, Cup hooks (x3), Masking tape, Paintbrushes (including artists’ brush), Pencil, Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete clear), Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Broom, Resene Elvis and Resene Jordy Blue, Ruler, Sandpaper, Saw

Top tip: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Black White.

Step 1
Step one
Measure, mark and cut the piece of plywood to the dimensions listed above. Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the plywood panel and allow two hours to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the front of the panel with two coats of Resene Broom, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Measure and mask a 25mm strip around the edges of the panel.
Step 5
Step five
Apply two coats of Resene Elvis to the masked off edges, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. Remove the masking tape before the second coat has dried.
Step 6
Step six
Paint a large key shape, as shown, using two coats of Resene Jordy Blue. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear) to the panel and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Fix three cup hooks down the centre of the panel, as shown.

Other ideas: For a monochrome grey effect use Resene Rice Cake, Resene Tuna and Resene White Pointer.

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