Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Keys To My Heart

I've been looking around the blog-o-sphere, thrift shops, and online shops for awhile trying to find some antique or skeleton keys with no luck. I've debated buying some on ebay, but never bit the bullet. By now you've probably learned that I'm quite the procrastinator.

I was committed to buying them when I saw some great, albeit mass manufactured, keys in the pottery barn collection. When I went to add them to my cart they were back-ordered til late November. I liked them a lot, but I wasn't about to wait that long for some keys.

So while David and I were browsing Hobby Lobby last weekend I ran across a set of keys for less than $15!


I had David's dad cut them off of their ring and I mounted them to one of my empty linen shadow boxes from Target that has been hanging in the bedroom empty for months now!

They look exactly like what I had envisioned that I wanted and even better yet, they rang up half price at the register. So I paid less than $7 for all of them.

I love me a great deal! : )

xoxo

25 comments:

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love it when things ring up for less than you think they are! Those look so good in the linen shadow box and I even like them better than the Pottery Barn ones!

traci in virginia said...

They look great! My 12 year old daughter is into skeleton keys and wears old ones on necklaces. I bought a bunch of 4 on Etsy and put them on pretty ribbons for her birthday. She now has several to pick from when "accessorizing"!
Love your shadow boxes! (also loving your couch!)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Looks great, as does the entire room. The keys would look great with an aged finish as well. I've used a dry brush treatment on black items to give them an aged finish. For your room they look perfect as is.

Eli said...

They look amazing as do all of you projects.

Suzy said...

Gorgeous, I have actually been looking for some pretty keys on Ebay to hang in a frame too!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Lovely!

I love skelton keys too!

~Linds~ said...

Great idea! They look wonderful!

Lynett said...

Another fabulous job! Love it!

Brittany@Superwoman said...

I have a whole drawer full of old skeleton keys, and I still don't know what I'm going to do with them!
I really love the shadow boxes!

:::Lyzz::: said...

They look great! I love the antique-ness and what a score at that price. On another note, I have those exact same accent pillows on your bed and I absolutely adore them. They look great in your bedroom, too!

Suzie said...

Oooh, Lovely! And, I love the comfy and cozy feel of your bedroom.

other-option said...

Oh Joi - it's seriously like you're in my head! I've been stalking ebay, goodwill and other online sites for several months looking for just the perfect skeleton keys to frame in a white shadow box I have had sitting empty since June. Love this project - and congrats on such a great find!
- Danielle

Melissa said...

your bedroom is GORGEOUS!! :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love them. What a great deal, too.

Aura said...

I have a few Hobby Lobby keys myself! I love that store.

Oonafey said...

Looks great!! Once again, totally jealous of your eye and your finds... lol

Lynsey T said...

Your guest room is adorable and I love reading about all your crafts. Can I hire you???

mrs.leah.maria said...

Seriously, live with me. :)

Leslie G said...

Looks great! I love a steal and Hobby Lobby is such a great place to find PB look alikes! Great room too!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous. Great find on the keys!

lsquared7110 said...

I have got to ask - where did you get your duvet cover?

Freckles Chick said...

Ohhhh, they're perfect!! I should just hire you to get things done for me around our home b/c I've been wanting to do this forever.

Kalee said...

Oooh, I love this! And it's always great to find something perfect for your home that doesn't break the bank!

laura @ so alaurable said...

Great project! Google Reader just suggested your blog to me, and I'm glad Google did, as we read a lot of the same blogs. Going back now to read through some more of your archives!

Elizabeth said...

I'm in love with your bedroom!

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