Sunday, January 31, 2016

Key To My Heart

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I've been working on a little project to honor the holiday:
I've been playing with power tools and came up with these cute little plaques.  I started by cutting the wood to about 6 inches, dry-brushed some white paint on each one and let it dry.  Then I got out my vinegar/steel wool stain and brushed it on.  My jar has been sitting for a few months and looks like this:
Pretty, huh?
It looked like this when it was brushed on:
I used a rag to wipe it off and let it dry overnight.
This is what it looked like the next morning:
I painted a heart, let it dry, scuffed it with sandpaper and gave the whole thing a quick spray of Krylon to protect it.  Two holes were drilled at the top for the jute hanger, and two more tiny holes for the wire to hold the antique key in place.  A dab of glue was also placed under the key. Done!
I added a bow to this key.  What do you think?

Here's one without the bow:

I think they make a lovely Valentine's Day gift...and, yes, they are for sale.

Have a wonderful week - so glad you stopped by for a visit.  I hope you'll 'pin' and follow!


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13 comments:

  1. Very cute! I love the aged look. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Beverly. I appreciate the pinning and tweeting!
      Ann

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  2. Cute! I love crafts that involve hearts and keys!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. I love antique keys and I wanted to do something different with them.
      Thank you for visiting the Cottage!
      Ann

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  3. That is so cute. You are pretty handy with your tools.
    I am a new follower. Thanks for linking up to our Table It Link party.

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    1. Thank you, Linda - power tool are my new passion LOL!
      Happy to have you as a new follower.

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  4. Love the rustic look! Lovely idea! Have a great day ahead!

    Greetings from Dubai!!

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    1. Oh my goodness, Dubai! I'm pretty sure your weather is warmer than ours!
      Thank you so much for visiting the Cottage, Shantana. I hope you'll visit again soon.
      Ann

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  5. Add a little hook and they would be perfect for a key holder all year round.

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    1. What a great idea! Thank you for the suggestion.
      Glad you stopped by the Cottage, please come back again soon!
      Ann

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  6. Super cute project! Love it! Thanks for sharing great tutorial!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Ana.
      I'm so glad you stopped by the Cottage - please come back again!
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Ann

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  7. Love it!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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