IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!!!! I finally completed one of my projects for Tim!!!
While out junking with friends, I’ve been collecting “treasures” to put in my new craft room. One of the pieces I found was this cool metal (of course) key holder with all the numbers still on there except for one. I thought it would be fun to put some old keys on it for my room.
When I was looking at the fun products Tim sent I saw the paper with all the old pictures and knew I wanted to use it to help tell a story for this key holder.
I love the history you preserve when you find “old treasures” to repurpose, and since I’m becoming an “antique” the older I get – I tend to place more of a value on old pieces!
The key holder makes me think of all the people who lived in some apt. place where this piece might have held the spare keys to their lives. What were their names, their jobs, where were they from, how many children, etc. I loved thinking about how each person in the different apts. might have affected one another's lives, so I decided to make it a collage so I could show the connection.
I loved that the numbers were already shaded with time, and the one that didn’t have a number on it was a blank canvas. I used 4 different size hardware nuts to help me achieve the different heights to back the pictures. It’s hard to tell in the pictures all the different layers.
I had the top metal piece in my “junk jar” where I store smaller metal treasures. I wanted to be able to add some words or a quote that tied everything in.
Keeping with the theme of the keys – I added the door plate. I love how it stays with the theme.
How can you go wrong with a cool, unique key holder, some rusted metal and Tim’s great vintage pieces? Loved how it turned out and excited to finish up the next project!
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Lost and Found Paper
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Keyholes
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Keys
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Plates
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks - Black Soot, Peeled Paint and Antique Linen
Scotch ATG 700 tape
Liquid Nail Glue
Quote- Printed on Close to My Heart Adhesive-Backed Twill
Brown Ribbon – May Arts
Small Variegated Ribbon – Fiber Goddess
Nuts from the hardware store
Flower – one from my collection – sorry, don’t remember where I got it!