Today I'm joining Chari @ Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites.
"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past. You can visit Chari and all of the participants here.
I wanted to "rerun" this project that I first posted on August 20th because I think this project would make a nice gift for someone for Christmas. This project fits the criteria I promised for my holiday posts....simple, inexpensive and quick.
Here's the post as it ran back in August:
I got on the internet after work today and decided to get some inspiration from the pages of Pottery Barn and guess what they are showing.......vintage-looking skeleton keys.
(photo courtesy of Pottery Barn)
Their idea was simple and beautiful! So here's what I created using the Pottery Barn idea as my inspiration.
First I decided since my keys were not 4" to 7" like the Pottery Barn keys I needed to ground them in a frame rather than have them simply hanging on the wall. I took this thrift store frame I had on hand (this one cost 25 cents) and went to work.
After dismantling the frame and putting the glass away for another project, I painted the frame black, distressed and antiqued it. I tossed the original picture but kept the cardboard backing. I sprayed some spray adhesive on the cardboard and adhered some cream colored fabric that I had on hand. I choose 7 of my favorite skeleton keys and decided on their placement. I pierced small holes on both sides of each key and used thin wire to hold the keys in place. I attached the finished project back in the frame and project completed!
I love the finished project. It will look great hung with a grouping of pictures and photos. Thanks Pottery Barn for the inspiration!!
P.S. The Pottery Barn keys cost $19.00. My finished project cost $7.25.