Friday, December 4, 2009

Gimme the keys please

Ok, so I had this HUMONGOLOUS frame my sister gave me…..big, clunky, dirty, free, and fabulous. I took it outside and sanded off the dirt and grime and also distressed it a bit.

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I also had these keys from Pottery Barn. I thought they were a great deal at $19.99 with free shipping. I’ve had them for a while but just couldn’t figure out WHAT I wanted to do with them.

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I took this piece of foam board from an old picture and covered it with burlap…..just wrapped it up like a present and hot glued it on.

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Then I started playing with my keys….laying them out until I got them just like I wanted them.

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I hot glued them to the burlap and also used upholstery tacks to secure them to the foam.

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The keys have little holes to hang them on the walls. This is where I stuck my upholstery tacks….

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Then I just popped that baby in the frame….. I actually had to hot glue the burlap to the frame to hold it in there….This frame is MASSIVE. I know you can’t tell how big it is, but trust me. It’s HUGE. I have to wait on Sweet Andrew to hang this up for me when he gets home. It’s WAY too heavy for me to hang by myself.

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Close up of the keys and tacks

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Isn’t this baby fabulous?? I think she looks like she could’ve come from Ballard Designs or another upscaley kinda place…. My total cost was $19.99 for a SIGNIFICANT piece of wall art. Not bad huh?

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I’m sharing this over at Miss Jane’s:

and Marian’s…..

Thanks for stopping by!



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15 comments:

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
It turned out great and, you're right, it definitely looks like you purchased it somewhere for more than what you paid for it! Great job! Have a good weekend...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I got those keys, too! I couldn't pass up that deal. I have a long narrow frame that I'm thinking of turning on its side and doing my keys on fabric and using that frame. Yours turned out great!

~ RM said...

That is wonderful!! I love those old keys, and the burlap. Ah.... Its a perfect combination!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

That is FABULOUS!!! love that frame. And please tell me you got those keys recently, cause I NEED em!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

LOVE IT!!! It really does have a high end look to it.

Mid Century Madam said...

Great idea. Looks fantastic.

Jane said...

Oh this is so fabulous...I love it! I also love keys too, and burlap and black go so well together. Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

Jane said...

I saw those keys on the PB web site, I love old keys so they caught my eye. I think they look so much better framed than just hanging on the wall like they showed at PB. Looks wonderful!
Jane

Kim said...

This really is fabulous! It looks like it costs a lot more than it did.
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Valerie said...

ooo... love it! just might need to copy this one! thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

They look fabulous, and what a deal!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Yay Loulou ! It looks very pretty.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That looks great! I like the way you chose to arrange the keys and that frame is a beauty! I love how chunky and substancial it is. The burlap was the perfect backing. You're right...great piece of art for $19.99 and a bit of work. Nicely done.

By the way, you should be getting your tray this week. :)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Not only do I adore skeleton keys, I adore how you mounted them! I'm totally stealing this one one day! (when I find keys that is)

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and linking up to SNS #8!

FJ Donna

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Gorgeous!! Love those keys on the background you chose. :)

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