Thursday, June 30, 2011

Keys to the Castle

So, I've been planning this project for the past SIX months or better.

We found a pile o'keys in one of the kitchen drawers when we bought the Domus.  Skeleton keys, car keys, luggage keys, deadlock keys, all kinds of keys and even a couple of fun key fobs.

So, with a dozen thrift store 8x10 frames, a can of spray paint, a couple of yards of muslin and a hot glue gun, I ended up with this:

Hanging them was kind of a bugger, but I'm happy with the way it turned out.  I used 3M velcro picture hangers which are brilliant.  In addition to keys, I used a couple of knobs we had laying around, and several Coptic crosses that a friend had given us years ago.

The frames are not pure black, but have a bit of highlighting with some rub and buff.

I am really pleased by the way it turned out.

What do you think?  You like?


  1. I like ... I like a LOT!!! What a fabulous project!

    P.S. Never Rubbed, or Buffed, anything. Makes me think that I have been missing out on something. I wonder where I could use this ... hmmmmm.

  2. My goodness! That looks awesome. Very cool idea.

  3. Rub and Buff is awesome stuff <--- sounds like an old jingle.

    And yes, it does sound kind of naughty.


  4. What a great project. Excellent end result!