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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

All Keyed Up

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.


Sabrina said...

I love it. I just did something similar with starfish on burlap. We will have to get together soon!,

Angie said...

Cute! I need to make one of these stat!

Ms. Attitude said...

Great idea!