Recently, I saw this post on Design*Sponge, and I knew I had to give it a try. During our last move, I found several keys in various bags and drawers that I have no clue what they open. This adorable project is a great way to use those mystery keys and to clean out your jewelry box.
Here is what I did:
(1) First, I went through my jewelry and pulled out some of the older and/or broken pieces. Since I tend to hoard the extra buttons that come with dress pants and shirts, I finally had an excuse to use some of these as well. (I don't even know how to sew a button on a pair of pants, so don't ask me why I do this.)
(2) Next, I spray painted all the little knick-knacks black.
(3) After the paint dried, I arranged the items in a key shape on a piece of scrapbook paper and took a picture to use as a guide.
(4) Finally, I broke out the glue gun. After I framed the picture, I added a little place card that says, "Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Eventually, this will go into our middle bedroom, which right now is a glorified storage room. Until then, I found a home for it in the guest bathroom.