Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Friends and Chilld's Play

Hello my friends!
Before I show my little project, I want each one of you to know that I truly appreciate the time that you take to read this little blog. I am amazed and humbled that you find it worth your time to read about my "it's done" list. Thank you so much for your kind comments! If you do (or don't) comment I am very grateful for your support. I hope you are not offended if I don't get a chance to visit you. I have three young men at home who also like to have their time on the computer and most days it's tricky for me to get in some blog viewing time. During the summer months the only way I get time to post is to do it early in the morning before my boys wake up. Oh how I wish I could spend hours visiting everyone's blog---what a wonderful way to spend a day! However, real life makes it impossible. I'm sure you feel the same way too. I want you know that I really do value your blog friendship!!!!!!! And if you have a question for me or really want to invite me to your blog home, please just send me an email and I'll be there for you.
Now onto my easy little project. I found these plastic keys at the thrift store for a quarter. They're were meant for a child to play with, but I'm a big kid at heart and I love old keys. The yellow keys had a mouse image on them so I'll share those with my granddaughter, but I gave the rest of the set a coat of black spray paint. Once dry I spritzed on a coat of metallic paint. I "spritz" by spraying at a distance so as not to change the color, just add flecks of color. I like this combination because it gives depth and an appearance of aged metal. The keys now look like real antiques.

33 comments:

terramisu said...

Awesome! I would never see those keys and think, "lets decorate my house with them!" But I LOVE the way they turned out!!!

Lisa said...

Fantastic idea. Very creative to see something decorative from a child's toy. Love it!
Lisa

Gayle said...

Can you say C-L-E-V-E-R-?

Beth said...

BRILLIANT! Love this idea and I will be looking for some play keys on my next Goodwill visit.

Lorie said...

Very cute! I will have to keep my eyes out for a set of play keys like that!

I shot you an email. I would love to feature this cute project on my blog.

Lisa said...

Um...GENIUS, anyone???

Just when I think you can't be any more creative...

Gwen said...

Keys are so popular right now and I never would have thought of using the kid's toys. Great job and wonderful eye!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I too adore old keys. I can also relate to having such warmth for my readers but not enough time.

I just finished a typography basket for my boys room. If you wake up early come by. :)

Songbirdtiff said...

This is wonderful! What a frugal way to fancy things up. I'm learning that there are so many ways to decorate with keys, and I can't wait to see what you do with these.

The Burners said...

Ooo la la - I love your thinking! Great idea. I don't know if I would have seen the value in these little plastic keys. Such creativity! :)

The Burners said...

Ooo la la - I love your thinking! Great idea. I don't know if I would have seen the value in these little plastic keys. Such creativity! :)

Jena said...

How creative! Very ingenious!

linda said...

What a great idea...I love it!

Sam and Kyrsten said...

only you would think to use something like plastic keys and turn it into something beautiful! they look great!

Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage said...

I love that!

Sharon Kay said...

What a wonderful and fun idea you had. They look like the real thing. Sharon K

Sarah said...

LOL I have that same set of keys over here! The non spray painted variety, of course. :)

Frippery said...

You are a genius!

the undomesticated wife said...

That's a clever idea!

Alissa said...

I read your blog everyday but don't always comment! Just wanted to say hi and I love reading your blog!

Delightful Dwelling said...

What a neat idea. I would never have thought of that, you are so creative!

Mrs. C said...

You are so creative! How soon can be at my house???? ;)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a neat idea!! Love the spray color you chose. :) Thanks so much for the visit!

Michelle said...

Very cute and creative...you could've fooled me - they look like the real thing!

Blessings :)
~Michelle

Funky Junk Interiors said...

My jaw hit the ground when I realized the keys were originally plastic! Found you first on Be Different Act Normal. What a cool idea!

Donna

Tamara Jansen said...

Well now, that is seriously COOL! I am definately going to do that in the retail display at our greenhouse :)

Kayleen said...

this is just too cool. I have these keys laying in front of me on the floor right now. I almost threw them away this morning. "Stupid fast food toys" I thought. I can't wait to make them over and hang them! Thanks for sharing!

Richella said...

Joy! My goodness! This is amazing! Honestly, I'm in awe of creativity.

Blessings to you!

Kacey R. said...

Ooooh! I LOVE keys! Great makeover and I am sure your grand daughter will enjoy her yellow set. :D

Melvin said...

Amazing idea....
Really great work....

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jodi @ back40life said...

so clever! LOVE it!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

HA! My son got those in a kid meal and they are all over our house! I'll have to gather them all up and try this. Love it!!

Melissa said...

That is too brilliant! Thanks for sharing- now I have to go find kiddy keys lol

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