Saturday, January 21, 2012

This week's Anthro outfit: keys in fashion & home decor

Here's the outfit I submitted for the week at Effortless Anthropologie. The skirt is an older Anthro piece - an eBay find - Secret Key by the brand Odille. The necklace I am wearing (pictured below) is called Love Story by Fossil. It was another eBay find, and yes, I could make something similar myself but since I got it for a fraction of the price it was worth it to purchase it completed.

I went back in my blog history, because I knew that I have posted about keys several times before. I just think it's so cool to see them showing up in fashion, jewelry, and home decor over the past several years. You can see my posts here, here and here.



So this past week, I also did a little home decor project too. I've been obsessed with these artist printer trays from 7 gypsies. I have several stocked up, and do plan to use them for a traditional paper/mixed media/photo display. But this idea came to mind, so I jumped on it. A while back, I saw these vintage keys in the Pottery Barn catalog. When I saw similar keys in the dollar bin at Michael's, I bought them up. I painted my tray a cream color, and then distressed the edges with sandpaper. I drilled holes on each side of the key, up by their heads (not sure what the proper term is for the bigger end of a key), so that I could feed wire through in order to attach them. And viola! A very cool collection to display.



Once I made this tray, other ideas came to mind, so stayed tuned for another blog post to show the others I made to complete the series for my wall.

6 comments:

Marie Cramp said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They Never have stuff like that at any Canadian Michaels I have ever been to! Lucky! Those keys are awesome! Very cute outfit :)

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You rock!

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cool display! You know how I feel about keys... I have those keys from Michaels too, not all the fun ones you have, but I have them hanging in odd places. I want to put together a whole border of them above the entrance to my studio. I have bins of vintage keys so I am sure that with some nails I could make it work quite quickly. Thanks for the inspiration. And you look absolutely darling! Enjoy the day.
Erin

CharmN Jewelry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice to have key to all solutions and therefore it is nice to try out new designs with these elements.I like the trendy designs and fashion.Gold Charm

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