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.