I couldn’t resist buying these Pottery Barn keys ~ 7 keys for $19.95! I’ve read several other blogs where others have also purchased them or did a PB look-alike project with keys they had or found elsewhere. I think that mine more closely resemble Jane’s at Mamie Jane’s. Anyway you look at it, this can be a great wall decor project for your home or to give as a gift.
I had picked up this remnant fabric from Joann’s that I used on the back of a pillow I made for my Dad at Christmas. It seems to be a linen type fabric. I had enough left over to do some other projects.
I had two of these pictures, which I knew were going to be redone somehow, and this project seemed perfect for it. I removed the picture and spray painted the frame black. I used the backing from the picture and hot glued the fabric to the backing.
I then lined up the keys how I liked them laid out and made some pencil marks. I thought I might use hot glue, but this is not a shadowbox frame nor is it deep enough for me to have the glass over the keys. I didn’t think hot glue would hold up over time so I wanted to “sew” the keys to the backing using the little holes in the top of the key.
I had a couple of tags that had a very thin twine-like tie and thought that might work. So I picked up this hemp twine in the jewelry section of Michaels, as well as this package of assorted needles.
It was very difficult pushing this huge needle through the fabric and backing so to move things along quicker, I made marks and drilled holes through it. It was quite the job and did grab onto the fabric in spots, but wound up being what worked best for me. It took me about an hour to “sew” the keys onto the backing.
I attached D rings to the frame for hanging. Since it was such a long frame and had a little weight to it with the keys, I felt it was best to have something on both ends.
Here it is ~ finally done!
Now if I can just find a small chest or table for that wall . . .
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Funky Junk Interior’s Saturday Night Special
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
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