Wow! It’s been a long time since I have posted anything! We’ve had an incredibly busy summer, and it just now kind of feels like I can sit back and relax a bit. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing some crafty things, but mostly I’ve just been puttering around with ideas.
I did work on this over the summer though. I’ve had a old piece of wood that’s been hanging around the house. It was part of the vintage typewriter stand that we used for the bathroom sink, when we only used the iron legs.
I also had a pair of keys, and a pair of old hinges that we picked up somewhere. I never really thought of all of them going together, until I was going through Pinterest, and I happened upon some pieces put together with found objects. I’m actually kind of in love with this idea.
I gathered all of my pieces, and pulled out my scrapbooking materials. I started by laying out how I thought the pieces of paper would best frame the old pair of keys. I found an old cardboard frame in my supply, and used that, along with the old dictionary page. I added some black ribbon to hang the keys with, and placed that behind the cardboard frame.
I combined all of those with Mod Podge, and used that to add a layer over the finished frame.
I also had found an old graphic online that had a lock on it. I thought that would go with the keys, and I added a saying to it. I used some old trim nails that I’ve had laying around forever to attached both items to the wood.
The final touch was to add the hinges. I loved how heavy these hinges were, and I just attached them so that they would be part of how the piece was able to be hung.
And this is how it turned out. It was super easy, and I used a lot of items that I picked up here and there, but wasn’t sure how they would end up being used. I’m going to see what else is just hanging around, waiting to be a part of something!
Thanks for looking!
Linking up with:
Rustic and Refined
Between Naps on the Porch
A Stroll Thru Life
Home Stories A-Z
Grandma’s House DIY