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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pretty Key Hanger

When we first moved in this house about 4 months ago, Sam put a nail in the wall to hang keys on.  That nail has been botherin me ever since.  So I picked up this little key hanger from Wally World the other day.  Bubba informed me that Daddy could make it, but I told him I'd rather pay $5 for it now than wait 6 months to get it!  So anyway, I knew I wanted to pretty it up with some of my favorite paper from Stampin' Up!  Can you guess what paper I went with? 
First I used my Always Artichoke marker to color all the edges, so that if you looked from the side, it wouldn't be plain wood.  Then I traced the shape into my paper, then cut it out and used Mod Podge to attach.  I then used my nail file to get all the edges just right.  Then I sponged some Always Artichoke on the edges and applied another coat of Mod Podge on top.

I dug out my Pretties Kit and applied some halfback pearls along the bottom and tied Very Vanilla Ribbon on each hook.  It still looked like it was missing something, so I decorated a hat pin and stuck that through the ribbon.

It really looks alot better than just a nail in the wall, don't you think?  And yes, I shoved everything that was on the counter over to the side so you can't see all my mess!

I was working on this while the kids were doing schoolwork, and in typical "man" fashion, Bubba couldn't understand why in the world I was taking the time and energy to decorate it when I could have just hung it up plain and would have worked fine!  Such a typical man!


HOPE said...

WOW..very nice Carrie..you did a fantastic job. I was just looking at that KEYS the other week...and wondering HOW I could embellish it..VOILA you did it!

I want to cover some of those unfinished cardboard boxes...I'll hve to get with you on those!

The photo looks like it came out of Better Homes and Gardens! You've done a great job decorating your home.


Twila said...

I love it Carrie, You did a great job of altering it and it looks much better, just like it was waiting for you to add the finishing touch. Have a great day!