Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fabric Shadow Box with Ginormous Keys

So right now, (much like the rest of blogland) I am In. Love. with Skeleton Keys. Well, a good friend of ours mom owns a model home furniture liquidation business.... So Mr. Husband and I strolled over there one weekend and I almost gasped when I saw these...

Mr. Husband was like "D, what in the heck are you going to do with oversized keys?!?" And I was like "Mr. Husband... I'm going to build a huge shadow box frame with molding and fabric." And before he could give me his typical "you're crazy" look, I was off to Home Depot and Home Fabrics :)

I came back with some super thin plywood stuff, molding, and some yellow fabric I had had my eye on for some time, but I just could never figure out what to do with it... until now!

Here's the thing... I don't claim to ever know what I'm doing, because most of the time I'm doing it for the first time. But I always give myself a pat on the back (more like a jolt when I really impress myself) when stuff turns out like this:

Here's a closer look at the fabric...

And for the first time, I'm linking up to some blog parties! Yay! I never thought I would get to this point!!

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  1. That is beautiful! I didn't realize the scale of the keys until I saw the shot of the shadow box over the bed...I would have loved finding those as well :) You did them well. Stopping by from the CSI project.

  2. Oh, my that is beautiful. I didn't realize how big it was until I saw it with the bed. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That looks awesome. You are so creative. Nice..

  4. Wow - those keys are amazing! And I love the fabric you used. Great project!


  5. I love keys too and these are just awesome! I did't appreciate their size either til I saw them over the bed! BIG!!! You did a fantastic job! Stopping by from the CSI Project. Please stop by my blog and enter my CSN $45 GC giveaway!

  6. I could have sworn I posted a comment here... lol...

    Love the keys - VERY NICE JOB!

    I was hoping, if not too topic secret, you could provide the name of the place where you scored these awesome keys. I am local, and we just bought (yet to close on) a large house... I have 3700 sq to fill!

  7. yowza, i was not expecting those keys to be so giant, but i am glad they are! they really make a great impact and focal point above the bed. good job.

    i am off to become your newest follower! hope you have the time to visit my blog, too. found you thru my backyard eden.