Friday, August 16, 2013

Hitting The Right Key

A few weeks ago I showed you this key plaque that was part of a good garage sale day.

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A couple of weeks ago I painted it with Old White chalk paint. Then I was stumped.  It definitely needed something else to bring it to life.  Does that ever happen to you?  I put it on the side and decided to give it some thought before rushing into anything.  I finally decided on watering down some brown craft paint and doing a glaze over the Old White with it.

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Just the type of look I wanted and I think it has updated this key plaque nicely!

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19 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

That looks GREAT, Kathy!

Plan on keeping or putting in booth?
If selling, write me, I am interested!

Thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend.

~Michele

Betty said...

I agree is does show off the key more. I really like it.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The glaze was the perfect touch, I love it. Hugs, Marty

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow its beautiful now. love what ya did to it.

Okio B Designs said...

It looks very pretty in both the before and after pictures. Really a nice garage sale find. Are you keeping it????

Jeanine

Debbiedoos said...

Happens all the time that I need that extra something, this did the trick!

Marina Pérez said...

Beautiful! Great job!

Marina from Jerez ( Spain )

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love it Kathy!!

NanaDiana said...

Very cute! I like it a lot better white- Is it a keeper or a seller?;>) xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The key to a good project is seeing the possibilities...it looks great!

You asked about the benefits of doing the store window. yes, I hope I sell everything in the window and that it will pull people into my booth...We'll see!

Carol

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Much better glazed. Yes, I do that all the time. Sometimes you have to wait for the right inspiration.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

What a great find! It looks perfect now.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, I love your key now! Your added just the right amount of glaze! It's a great piece!

vivian said...

looks good! great job
happy weekend
xoxo

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Looks great! I almost always end up adding glaze to my painted projects. I need to find more of those large keys!

Maria Elena said...

What a nice find! The new color looks so pretty!

Cynthia said...

Kathy,

This looks great what a perfect addition. Wish in NJ we had good garage sales, here it is all junk. Not even good junk but JUNK!

Cynthia

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That really does look so great now! The power of paint!

Faye Rainbolt said...

Hi Kathy, I love the key!!
I've got some keys I may have to do this!!
Thanks, Faye
The Shabby Cottage

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