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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chalk Paint, Antique Keys & French Flair

Hi, friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Cool weather is finally here, and it is such a welcome change.  We were in the 90's yesterday, and in the 40's at the moment.  I will get back to my fall decor post, but I had to finish this project.  This frame has been sitting in my garage for way too long, and every time I pull in there I keep thinking I have to finish this.    Here it is!  Finally!


  I wanted to paint this frame to match a table that I shared in an earlier post.  If you missed that post, you can see it here.

alt="Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor's Red, Dark Wax antique keys"

This is the first time that I have ever used three types of paint on one project.   The base of the frame is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor's Silk Red.  I wanted to tone the frame down a little, so I used another favorite, Martha Stewart  Metallic Bronze.  It blended so well with the red after I applied the dark wax.   
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alt="Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor's Red, Dark Wax antique keys"

I also have a new favorite!  I absolutely love the Sharpie paint pens.  They are so easy to use, and give you great control.  I've been amazed how many projects I have completed with one pen.  There's a lot more paint in that little pen than you would think.  Below is the transformation stages. 

alt="Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor's Red, Dark Wax antique keys"

Trying to get a decent photo  is the reason it has taken me all week to get this posted.  Our weather didn't care that I needed some sunlight.  So I apologize now that the photos are not the best.

alt="Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor's Red, Dark Wax antique keys"

I also had these three small frames that I had been wanting to use with antique skeleton keys.  I have a major love for those keys.  One of my very first blog post I shared was finding my grandparent's skeleton key to their old farm house.  When I found the fabric, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with those frames.  

alt="Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor's Red, Dark Wax antique keys Skeleton Keys"

I used the same three paints on these little frames. 

alt="Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor's Red, Dark Wax antique keys"

I had this jute webbing left over from a chair makeover, and it was perfect to attach the frames.  They originally had hooks that connected them.  

alt="Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor's Red, Dark Wax antique keys"


alt="Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor's Red, Dark Wax antique keys"
Thank you so much for stopping by.  I love your visits.  I will be getting back to more fall decor, but I just had to get this project out of the way.  I still have to tackle my fireplace mantel.  If you are a new follower, please be sure and leave me a comment.  I love to return the follow.  :)

Kathy

83 comments:

With A Blast said...

Great job! And I love that fabric :-)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Kathy that frame is so gorgeous! Love the fabric, the color and the keys! The frame highlights are perfect!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very cute project. Love it.

Ana Lopes said...

Wonderful work Kathy! The fabric and it colour are great!
Enjoy weekend!

Hugs from Portugal
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Funky Junk Interiors said...

This is so pretty! Love the rustic with the glam touches! :)

Stephanie said...

I love the frame! You did an amzing job :)

Blessings,
Stephanie

Sarah said...

Cute project. I've yet to try the chalk paint. Need to get myself busy.

Isabelle Thornton said...

SOOO pretty! Thanks so much for linking! Follow me back?
Have a super week!
Isabelle

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Thanks for another great party, too! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for visiting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I do love that chalk paint. It's so easy to use. You'll be hooked. :)
Thanks so much for visiting.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for hosting. I've been a follower for a long time through GFC, email, and FB. :) Love your great blog.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Have a wonderful week. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks so much! I so happy that I found that fabric in red. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by! :)

Patty Wiles said...

Love the red Kathy!

debra said...

What an unusual and beautiful project. I just love it! So creative!

Trish Hughes said...

that is very pretty, would look great in my house,lol

Crystelle said...

The frame is a PERFECT match to that adorable round table! GREAT!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Adorable, and love the fabric! Love the cute little frames with the keys inside, I just bought two little keys like this and now I know how to use! Love the color you choose and the frame! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Jeanne said...

I love antique keys so this is really a feast for the eyes! I saw you at Debbie Doo's! Happy Monday!

Geri O said...

I love the keys and they look awesome in that frame.

Kathryn Cain said...

Love the look...I love using frames and love the shade of red and how the bronze added a layered vintage look...I hung some of my vintage handbags and now I am thinking A good way to show off my pocket watches..love that red, thanks for sharing

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! That would be a great way to show off your pocket watches. I want to see it when you get it done. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Christine @ Let's Get Crafty! said...

OOOOO So pretty!!! Where did you find your fabric and those little frames?

Katie Drane said...

How creative, Kathy! It looks awesome, thanks so much for sharing:)

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I found the fabric at Hancock's Fabric. I was so happy to find it in red. The frames actually belonged to grandmother, but I have seen some like them on Ebay. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for another great party! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for visiting. Have a great week. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Thanks for hosting another great party! Have a wonderful week. :)

Debbiedoo's said...

What a lovely piece Kathy. I love the paint color and your creative thought. Thanks for sharing.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

very pretty! I love the deep color of the frame after martha's paint and the wax! I also love the fabric.

great work!
gail

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for another awesome party. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for visiting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! So glad you stopped by. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I will let you borrow it sometime. LOL Thanks so much for visiting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by, too! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I have a major addiction to those keys. LOL Thanks so much for visiting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks, Debbie! Thanks for another great party. :)

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Wow, Kathy, I love this frame and the technique you used! And it looks awesome with the mini frames & keys instead of a print, it's just perfect! I have to pin this for future inspiration.
Thanks!
Debbie :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! I so happy to find that fabric in red. Thank you so much for pinning, and for visiting. :)

poppilinnstudios said...

Very creative! I just love old keys in artwork or jewelry.
-Lynn

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kathy, Great project! I love the red. You did a beautiful job.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for visiting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I love those old keys, too. So glad you stopped by. :)

Shirley said...

What a great job! You've given me so many great ideas!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Shirley

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

That looks great! I love the red you chose! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop! Hope to see you back next week!

Connie said...

Hi Kathy: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I would love if you stop by and be mine, too.
My granddaughter would flip for this, she's all about Paris. Nice job.

The Rusty Pearl said...

I love all your work.. Just beautiful

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! Thanks for visiting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much. Thanks so much for the follow, and so happy to follow you. :) So glad you stopped by.

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words. Thanks for the follow and hosting a great party. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thanks for another great party! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Polkadot-pretties said...

Thank you for linking up to last weeks craft, create and inspire linky party!

Your project is featured at this weeks party !

Hope you can join us this week

Claire @ polkadot pretties

X

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous, Kathy! The frame turned out great. I love that fabric and have some myself. I did a magnetic memo board with it. Love those little frames, too. They worked perfect for the skeleton keys. You got a really nice piece of wall decor out of this project!

Kathy Moody said...

Aww, thank you so much for the feature! I am so honored. Just linked up! Thanks for hosting another great party! Have a wonderful weekend.
XOXO

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I love that fabric, too! I really want to go get some more. LOL Love the idea to use it for a magnetic board. Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Mariel said...

I love the gold pen idea...it turned out so pretty! Thanks for sharing your great idea with the 'Or so she says...' readers! The newest link party just kicked off today (every Sat. - Tues), I would love to have you back! www.oneshetwoshe.com

Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home said...

Beautiful! I'm loving that red color :o) (AND the cooler weather is AMAZING)!!

Thanks for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week!
xo, Meredith @www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Viva la France! ;)
Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party.
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

Hi I'm Shannon! said...

That is an absolutely stunning project. Gorgeous results. Good info on the paint pen :) Thanks for sharing that tid-bit. What a treasure you have there now!!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

I love it, the red is perfect! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Tami {Curb Alert!} said...

Kathy, this turned out so pretty. Love the fabric, the red really caught my eye (like that beautiful table!) Shared this today over on my Facebook page. Thanks for linking up to the Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! https://www.facebook.com/tami.michel
Tami

Tami {Curb Alert!} said...

Oops, corrected Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/CurbAlert

Christy said...

It's beautiful! What a great project. I'm sure you are so glad to have it done, and it's perfect for your space. Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday.

WTFab said...

How cute! Would love if you linked this up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Kathy! This is gorgeous - love everything about it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I'm back! I'll be featuring this post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday post and will be Pinning this to hopefully do one day! LOVE it!
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

YAY!!! Thank you so much!! I am so honored and thrilled. You made my day. Thank you so much for the great party, too! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Thanks for the great party, too! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thanks so much for the invite! Just linked up and followed you on GFC and FB. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! So excited to be featured. :)

Kathie said...

All I can say is Ooh, La La! This is marvelous! I am wondering if the background is paper or fabric? Either way, I love it. The red and gold are just so classy together. Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

Paint pens - that sounds like it would be a great tool. That frame is so beautiful!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

Pamela said...

Kathy what a fabulous project! I love how it turned out. Thanx for coming to THT!

Cheerios and Lattes said...

Looks great! Thanks for linking up on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back again this week with more great stuff.
-Macknezie
http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

Dani - Diane - ATA Girls said...

Great job - thanks for sharing. Joining from A Little Bird Told Me - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much and thanks for the great party! Can't wait for the next one. :)

Michelle said...

I love this idea! I'll be making my own version very soon, Thank you so much for sharing it!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I can't wait to see your version. Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful weekend. :)

Carrie said...

Oh, how beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Sorry I'm visiting/commenting so late!

srpprcrftr said...

I'm a bit late finding this project and so glad to finally come across it. That frame is so incredible, absolutely crave it. Must try to find some french fabric now and a suitable frame to make your project, knowing it won't be as good as yours. It's so hard to find good frames here (Grand Junction, CO area)but just might look at Hobby Lobby sale of their frames to make it. Would be worth it to find a great frame with the carving similar to yours. Love that drum table also, wow are you good girl. It must be wonderful to teach children and see the results you can affect in them.
Great also that your hubby is willing to hunt at sales, it's not knowing what you might find around a corner that keeps a person looking.
I agree about the friends people can make thru the blogs. I'm not a blogger but have "met" such wonderful helpful, generous people. I can't stay away from my machine very long before I wonder what I'm missing. The talent out there is so awe inspiring. I had no idea there were so many people, mostly women of all ages, crafting and re-purposing things galore. It's so wonderful that women are answering that need to create and redo for their families as well as for profit.
Hope your Christmas was great Kathy and your New Year even better.

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