Monday, August 9, 2010

Old Keys and a Frame

Hi there!

How was your weekend?

We had H's final soccer tournament this weekend.  She played two games.  In the first game she scored 3 goals out of 10 and the second game, she was goalie for the second half and although they did not win she didn't let any goals in.  She was quite pleased with herself and I am glad soccer season is over. YAY!!

(they were the Red Chillies)

I think I might have mentioned somewhere that my parents are visiting us from Portugal this summer.

With all the old key projects all over blogland, I was determined to do something too. Problem was though that I didn't have any old keys lying around.  So when I heard they were coming to visit this summer, I sent my dad on a mission over in Portugal.  I asked him to go check out my grandma's abondoned house.  My grandma passed away in 1987 and no one has lived in that house since that day (other than mice, snakes and some other choice rodents). Well, he found these...

A bunch of old keys still on an a string.  No idea what they were for, I'm assuming they opened the various doors on my grandma's farm house.

Whohoooo!!  I can finally do my old keys project!

This weekend between soccer games I managed to pick up this frame for 25 cents at a garage sale...

First I cleaned the frame and the keys with my favourite, Shaklee's Get Glean
Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate.
( I used the window & Glass spray on the frame glass and a drop of full concentrate on the keys)

( you can order Basic H here through my website)

Then, I grabbed some scrapbook paper, and some scrapbooking glue dots that I had on hand and voila!
(the glue dots are super sticky and super strong) 

It's now hanging between the basement door and the powder room door.

The frame is a tarnished silver colour.

What do you think?  Not bad for 25 cents, huh?

Oh yeah, and my dad was quite impressed with it too. 
He couldn't quite figure out why I needed those "rusty old keys". 
ohhhh dad... The treasures I would find in granma's old house if I wasn't deadly afraid of those snakes!!

I'm linking up to some of these parties.

Don't forget that Friday I will be having a Bloggy Friends Weekly Party link party. 

I will have badge for it, if I can figure out how to do it. :-D

Have a nice week.


Please visit my online Shaklee site here.


Lisa said...

Love this! I'm so into keys lately! I'm actually wearing my key neck;ace today : ) This is so pretty that I'm going to have to look out for some old keys to make my own!

clschaan said...

This is so cute!! I think I would have put some scrapbook paper behind the keys though .. but that's just me .. it looks great .. I'll shut up now

Ginger said...

I love keys and this idea was to cute thank you for sharing it with us all.

One Cheap B*tch said...

There is just something about old keys that I love! What a great way to display them too!

Coming over from Made it 4 Monday!


CIELO said...

Very pretty... Thanks for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and letting us into your lovely home...



Terrell said...

I'm loving this idea!! They turned out amazing and it's a great piece of art!! You're so creative! I'm happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you as a friend at FFD! Happy Monday to you!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Shannon M said...

That looks really great. Plus, it's a bit of personal history hanging on your walls.

Jennifer said...

i love your old keys!!! something about them is kinda magical!!!

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

Great idea! I've some old keys myself....
And snakes??? Eeekkkkssss....!!!! I'm afraid I would never enter the house, despite the treasures! (Well, I think I would let someone else go first, hey, hey!)

Jill said...

I love old key projects. My boyfriend just moved into a house that was built in 1930 and the garage has a bunch of keys left in it, only a couple skeleton keys though. He wants to keep them though because the ACTUALLY still work on all the doors in his house! (bummer...for me anyway!)

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

Love it! You did such a good job. I love any project that is done on the cheap- esp. when it involves vintage items!!

Meg said...

Lucky you for finding great, rustic, FREE keys! I love 'em. Great job on the frame!

Meg said...

OH yeah---I would love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway!
Have a great night!

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

I love this! I want free keys too!! If I had them I would totally frame them just like you did!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Wow those key are gorgeous. I'd be afraid of the snakes and rodents too.

I do need to ask one thing of you. Our event is a HUGE SPONSORED event with a $500 prize package and we NEED to have our party button clearly displayed in the post or on your side bar.


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