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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Key Rack Make-Over

I absolutely love the blog Under the Table and Dreaming, as you probably do too! Click on over there to check out my Dollar-Store-Mirror turned Shabby Chic Chalkboard and the other cool crafts Stephanie rounded up from all over blog-land! Speaking of round-ups, Tater Tots and Jello featured my Eat Drink and Be Scary printable again, in a Halloween printable roundup, so check that out too for some really fun digital images!

So I can't get enough of damask. It's like I'm addicted. After I made the mod podge frame with some damask wrapping paper for Annalise's little friend, I knew I wanted some of it hanging in my house too!

I began with a key rack that I bought several years ago from Ross for $9.99. (I know that because I always leave the price tags on the backs of my bargains so I'll never forget what a good deal I got!)

I always liked the shape and size of it and how it was a distressed black. I will loudly announce that I never liked the rooster though. (That's a lie. I totally did. I'm embarrassed.)


(Kindly ignore the hideous switchplate. We have the replacement. Sitting uselessly in the garage in a Home Depot bag.)



To my surprise, the rooster was actually just printed on some kind of paper that could be peeled off. I did just that and went to work and came up with this!




To make it, I cut a sheet of the wrapping paper to fit on the backdrop and mod podged it right on. It took me a while to decide what else I wanted to do with it after that. I thought about putting on it a big monogrammed 'F' for our last name, but it just didn't look right. I would have liked to put a quote on there but the whole thing was too busy. I considered putting the word 'Keys' on there somehow, but it seemed stupid to write Keys. Then while I was browing the dollar bin at Michael's I found the perfect thing! Antique key rub-ons! And I knew just what to do! I picked up a small plate from Big Lots for $1.25, applied the rub-ons onto it, and glued it right in the middle.




MUCH better!!





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30 comments:

  1. That is totally adorable!! I LOVE the key rub ons! Very clever and frugal:)
    I'd love for you to stop by my blog and check out the fun giveaway going on this week!!
    http://justsewsassy.com/2010/10/04/tuesday-tutorial-halloween-ribbon-ornaments-giveaway/

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  2. This is so cute!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  3. I LOVE the key rub ons! Very sly-and oh so cute!

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  4. So cute! I gave you an award on my blog.Check it out!

    http://theloops13.blogspot.com

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  5. I wonder if my Michaels has those key rub ons...Love them and LOVE this! I need a landing and something like this would be perfect. There's another project to add to my ever growing list =)

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  6. It always amazes me what you find on just random trips out. Nice project.!

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  7. The black and white - love!
    Very striking and the plate is the perfect scale for that area.

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  8. love your blog! so cute! congrats on the quick success!! just wondering if you would be interested in guest blogging on my blog sometime?! I'd love to have you.

    alittlelovelyblog.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh my goodness the key holder is so pretty -I want one --I am going to have to keep my eye out for a key holder to paint

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  10. Oh I saw those rub ons I am kicking myself for not picking them up. I liked them and the bird cages but am trying to not buy anything unless I HAVE to have it as my craft stash is taking over the house.

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  11. Another DARLING link up! TFS on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

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  12. Very new and interesting! I love it! I would love for you to link up to my weekend link party! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com
    Have a great weekend!

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  13. OK you're totally going to have my crawling around Michaels until I find those rub ons. They're already used to me on the floor. They've finally stopped asking if I need help. Too far gone.

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  14. Adorable! So simple and de-chickened. Love it! Lisa~

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  15. Really cute! Great job!
    -Kendall
    {Songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

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  16. That is so cute. I love the rub ons and the damask. Visiting from It's SO Very Cheri.

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  17. Wonderful makeover, the rub-ons were a great idea!

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  18. wow, what a great transformation! it looks great!

    Kimra
    http://crafty-cove.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower. I really enjoy this idea. Stop on by & check us out *we're new*
    http://www.beckhamandbloom.com
    Happy Monda,
    Melly

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  20. So cute! I would love to have you link up over at Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday party! :)

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!
    www.sassysites.blogspot.com

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  21. It turned out fabulous. Now I want to make one.

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  22. That's great! I'm putting this project on my list!

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  23. they are a perfect match!:D
    i'm loving it especially that it is black and white

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  24. It is much better! Terrific job! Thanks for joining our party this week!
    {*Rebekah*}

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  25. Very nice! I looks so much better as a plate! I love that 3D effect! very very fun! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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