Monday, July 29, 2013

Quick Key Frame Project

I attended a baby shower a couple weekends back and my super-competitive nature paid off, winning me the "clothespin" game.  The spoils?  A hot pink frame with a crack in it.

Add a little superglue, spray paint, a piece of Project Life cardstock, and a key from our first house and I had transformed that free prize into a sentimental but still classy element I can't wait to find the perfect place for in my new bedroom gallery wall!

The first challenge was choosing the right color for the frame itself and the key.

Would I have liked to keep the frame hot pink?  Kind of, yeah! husband gave that one the big old VETO and it would have stuck out like a sore thumb in my new gray/yellow/blue bedroom.  The yellow was the same color I had just spray painted a mirror for above our bed (yes, photos to come) and so I thought it might be nice to grab that color for the key.  I went back and forth on the blues for the frame for a while though until I finally settled on the deep blue on the right.

After the superglue had healed the crack, I took the frame outside for three coats of spray paint and the key got the same treatment.  When everything had dried, I trimmed a scrap piece of striped cardstock down to size and used glue to adhere it to the back of the frame.  Then I just centered the key and glued it right onto the cardstock.

Really, a really simple and cheap project that will look fabulous on the wall.  Once I figure out where the heck to put it.

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