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Monday, June 11, 2012

Decorating with Skeleton Keys Part 1

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I've shared my love for antique skeleton keys in an earlier post.  Today I wanted to share one of my displays for skeleton keys.  I found this pretty little frame that I had picked up at an estate sale.  Sorry I didn't take a before picture.  It was in excellent shape, but needed to be jazzed up a little.   I used Krylon Metallic Gold spray paint to add a beautiful gold finish.

It still needed some color, so next I took a Qtip and dabbed some brown paint over the raised design so it would stand out more.  I added some brown scrapbook paper for the background.  Next, I tied some cute little bows around each key.  After trial and error with attaching these heavy keys, I have found that Gorilla Super Glue works the best. 


 I love my glue gun, and it's always on standby!  Sorry Mr. Glue Gun, but for this project it's very hard to get enough glue to hold the heavy key without the glue showing.  So it was Gorilla to the rescue.  It only takes a tiny amount on the parts of the key that actually touch the paper, and gives it a very secure hold.

Here is the finished project.  The best part about this little project is that it can be completed in a very short time.  The only problem is I can't decide which place I like it best.  In my kitchen, by my little coffee bar, or on fireplace mantel. 

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 Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed my little project, and it has inspired you to add the memories of the past with the beauty of the new.   I love hearing from you.  Please leave a comment and tell me what you think.      



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