Thursday, February 24, 2011

Framed Keys

I was in Michael's yesterday looking for some bling to use in my scrapbooking when I found these:

Aren't they beautiful?  Luckily I had a 40% coupon because these were a little pricey....$9.99.  I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but I did know that I had to have them.  Last weekend we painted our living room.  I'll do a post about that later.  I really had a mish-mash of framed photos.  Now, normally I like a mish-mash, but I decided I wanted to do all black frames.  Today I spent the morning spray painting the frames black.  While I was waiting for them to dry I started looking at these keys wondering what to do with them.  I found a frame that I had bought probably about a year ago at the Christmas Tree Shop (love that place!).  I hadn't yet found the right photo for it.  All of a sudden it hit me...........why not frame the keys?  This frame was perfect.  It has a rustic look.  I took some scrapbook paper that looked like newsprint and cut it 8 x 10.  I used glue dots to stick the keys to the paper.  If you have never used glue dots, give them a try.  They are so strong.  I use them a lot! 

The back of the frame wouldn't fit because of the thickness of the keys.  Since the hangy thing is on the frame itself I didn't need the back.  I cut a piece of kraft paper 9 x 11 and used some permanent adhesive to stick it to the back.

Here is the finished product.  I haven't decided if I want to hang it or leave it on the top of this cabinet leaning against the wall.


The next time you see this cabinet it will be white and distressed.  That's a post for another day.  I am however, keeping the black hammered hardware.  Oh, and the little country sign will be gone too.

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2 comments:

  1. Welcome to the blogosphere! Cute project with the keys. I'm visiting from SomethingCreatedEveryday.blogspot.com. I just became your newest Follower.

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  2. Laurie, that looks great! I love keys too and I have them scattered throughout my home. I'm one of your newest followers and looking forward to following along.

    Have a wonderful evening,
    Gail

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