I took the last week of June off from work and did a lot of projects around the house. I think I was feeling creative. OR I am sick of my yard sale purchases sitting waiting to be done. Either way, I got some stuff done. I think my creativity is gone this week though. I'm not working my normal hours so I have a lot of free time, but so far this week I've been laying on my couch feeling down. Blah. I need the creativity back....
Anyway, this project I was really excited about. I have always wanted to do something with skeleton keys. So I picked up three at my favorite "junk" store. They were 2.50 each. Which is fine but my Dad told me he has a box of them. Damn! (Dad, I'll still gladly accept a few for other projects)
The keys are sitting on my back porch (yes, the steps are weathered, but they look kind of cool with the keys)
I got a wooden frame for $1.25. I painted it black and scuffed it up a bit.
Then I used burlap from a ripped sack that we used for the Greek Olympics. (Resourceful, right?) I cut a piece and glue it on to a piece of cardboard to fit the frame.
After the burlap dried, I glued the three keys directly on the burlap.
I love how it turned out! It's exactly how I envisioned it. It's now hanging in my living room.
And for the record, I need new lamps. Like yesterday.
What do you think of the key project? It's totally pottery barn, right?
I kid. I kid.