Thursday, February 18, 2010

Stick A Fork On It

For those of you who requested that I tell you how I painted my sub floors, I'll do a tutorial next week. I need to dig a sample board and paints out of the cold garage and let them warm up first. So I thought I'd share another easy fix in the meantime.
These are my keys. Every time hubby borrows them he tells me that I'll need a new key chain soon. He says this e v e r y time. Which got me to thinking, they're my keys, they should have something unique hanging from them.
My solution came when I spyed this beautiful little olive fork at the thrift store for 10 cents. Isn't the detail on the handle exquisite?
And
it's real sterling silver.
Since sterling silver is rather soft I just snipped off the tongs with wire cutters. Then I used my brute force to bend the end (then hubby used his brute force to finish the job).
Now I have a key fob that is
sterling silver and uniquely exquisite!


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20 comments:

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Fabulous!!! I just saw some keychains made with vintage silverware just like yours while I was out antiquing this past weekend. I don't remember who much they were, but I know they were not 10 cents. Way to go. I want to make me one now. I just need to find a piece of silverware that has a fabulous pattern on the handle.

Mom in High Heels said...

Very cute and very you!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

I've made them with larger pieces of silverware... but this little olive fork is sooo dainty! Absolutely gorgeous!
gail

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That fork handle is just gorgeous, Joy! What a great idea and you get to see it every day!

Sue said...

Love it!

I had painted the subflooring in the kitchen of our last house. Hmmmm...wonder if we still have any pictures of it. Actually painted it two different colors, the first in a checkerboard pattern. It was great- after a year I would give it a fresh coat of paint-no tougher than mopping! I got a ton of compliments on the floor too!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Adorable!!

Kelley said...

It's SOOO a.Joy.able!

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I have a few pieces of flatware that I've been trying to find something to do with. They're neither sterling nor exquisite, just inexpensive light-weight stainless purchased decades ago from one of those magazine mailers, but they're monogrammed and have a pretty design, so it seemed a shame to get rid of them. I've been lurking here for at least a year, but I don't think I've commented (much?) before. I love your blog and get so many great ideas here! Thanks!

Billie said...

toooooo cute! I also love that you only have two keys....you know instead of the 5 pounds some people carry around....understated elegance.

Inviting said...

How awesome is your olive fork keychain? I absolutely love it. If you'd attached the end of it instead of the top, it could work simultaneously as a keychain and self-defense precaution.

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Jenna said...

What an amazing idea! I'm blogging about it here- http://percolatingprojects.blogspot.com/2010/02/forkkeychain.html

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

So nice! That little olive fork would have been way hard to pass up! LOL It is so you! :-D
It wouold make me smile everytimie I handled it!
Enjoy your day.
Mercy

Mama Byrd said...

jealous! AND olive fork hunting!

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the gypsy magpie said...

This is such a great idea! How creative you are... I doubt many people would look at a lonely little olive fork (and how many people would know THAT is what it was anyway!) and turn it into such a work of art. It's lovely!

Kerin said...

Bet you smile every time you see your keys. 10 cent fork = dozens of smiles. What a great deal!

Sandra said...

Wonderful and creative key chain idea!

Julie @ Not Too Shabby said...

I love this. I'm going to make some as gifts. Now I'm going to have to find some cool silverware.

Blessed Mama said...

10 cents? Wow! I am thoroughly impressed and quite jealous. Can't wait to see the tutorial on your floors!!!

Andrea said...

Love it!!!

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