One of the
I purchased the set of 7 vintage inspired keys with a gift card from Pottery Barn (Thanks Sandy!). They were $19 with free shipping, and you can see them here. They were another item from my "wists" (see left frame, toward the middle...) When I unwrapped them, truthfully I was disappointed, but was rejuvenated Saturday when I came across the perfect frame on clearance at HomeGoods. $10? Yep. Check. (Oh, and side note... you will be blown away by what I scored at HomeGoods this weekend! I'll share that over the week)
So, here's what I did.
I had to
(yes, it did take a boxcutter, scissors, a flat head screwdriver, and the end of a hammer to remove the middle plaque. And I thought I was strong. My art kicked my ass.)
Next, I decided how the keys would be arranged. I ended up only using 6 of the 7 keys since one had a bulky midsection and wouldn't have been glue-able nicely.
I used the hot glue gun, and attached each key in two places to the fabric.
I sprayed the frame with some semi gloss black spray paint, to match the black velvet interior shadow box, and because the brown had some scratches.
Then, I finally had to reassemble the monster frame. I re-glued the velvet panels that lined the shadow box section, and hot glued the wood frame onto the back of the frame once again.
I'm so glad the keys grew on me! While they're not real vintage, or even real patina-ed, I decided I like the color green that some of them have. Instead of framing each key seperately, in this piece they look like a series, and will go well with the colors in the new office. :)
I can't wait to show you the art work in it's place in the new office! But, we're putting the finishing touches in there, and doing final cleaning up, so I can't just yet. It'd be embarrassing. Trust me. :)
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