I want to thank all my new friends thanks to the Marvelous Maria at DREAMY WHITES! I love NEW people and can't wait to check out everyone's blogs.
Yesterday I showed you a little hint of a project I was going to do for the kitchen. I know there are TONS of knock-offs of the Restoration Hardware's Skeleton Key frame that cost $199.00. Since we've done our budget kitchen reno, I wanted to figure out something I could put under the cabinet in the only available under cabinet wall space I have. I saw the knock offs and knew that would be perfect! Here's my version! While running errands on Thursday with my delightful friend Stephanie, we got a bit of bleached burlap then ran to my favorite junk/antique store (link below) to get a few skeleton keys he had waiting for me. They were 2 dollars a piece! I SWEAR that man has almost anything I ask for when I call! LOVE THAT!
Let me explain why I do NOT have a lot of tutorial photos (this is an easy project so you really don't need them anyway!). My father stopped by just as I was starting this project. All of whatever skills I have with tools and wood and rigging a project, I got from my Dad. He had a router in my hand when I was 13! Now he acts like I can't do anything because of my back issues. Plus he likes a project just as much as I do!
Originally this frame was a BRILLIANT LIME GREEN, if you look really closely, you can see a smidgen of it on the back. My father grabbed the frame and spray painted it before I had a chance to give you a photo. The frame came from my friends supply warehouse for her occasionl sale and tent sale so it would have been painted Heirloom White anyway. It came with this piece of blue mat board taped to the inside of it. As I was taking the tape off so I could wrap it in the burlap, my father FREAKED out and insisted that I NOT wrap it in burlap and use it as is. It is pretty cool looking as it is. I used gorilla glue on the skeleton keys (from my friend Bob's antique store). Do NOT use Gorilla glue because it dries white and it expands...first mistake. I put the mat board back into the frame and glue it in on the back with the gorilla glue, the expanding was actually a plus for that! Lastly, I clipped two grey chiffon flowers to each other (they are from Joanns) and then glued that to the bottom corner of the mat board. VIOLA'. ALL DONE! Sorry for the poor photo, it was night time and I used the dreaded flash for the photo...it really doesn't have a yellow cast.
No I have a 3rd of a yard of burlap I need to find a project for! Any ideas? Let me know what you think of this bargain version of the project ;-)