Skip to main content

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!


Thank you so much for the feature at:


Linking to:








Comments

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

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

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

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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

      Delete
  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.

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

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

    Greetings from Dubai!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    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

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

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

      Delete
  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

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

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

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

All-Natural Weed Killer - That Works!

Summer is finally here!  The flowers are blooming, the grass is growing, and so are the weeds!

So many times I hear people ask how to kill weeds without harmful chemicals.  Here is my solution:
I start with a 24 ounce spray bottle and cover the bottom with salt.  I held it up to the light so you could see how much salt I use...since I don't measure it! Then, I fill it up with vinegar and add a few drops of dish soap.  Any brand will do since it just helps the solution stick to the leaves.  Shake it up and don't forget to label the bottle. The only thing left to do is spray the weeds.  As you can see, I got this one good and wet. Two hours later... Isn't that amazing?   I've been using this solution for years and it's never let me down.  One thing I will tell you, though, it seems to work better on a sunny day.   Do you have a 'go-to' weed killer?  Be sure to tell us about it in the comments.  As, always, thanks for stopping by and Happy Father's Day to all the …

How To Decoupage Dresser Drawers - With Napkins!

Welcome back!  Last week you saw a garage sale dresser transformed with paint and decoupaged napkins.  If you missed it, click here

Today I have a little tutorial showing how it was done.  Let's get started, shall we?

The drawers were sanded down to bare wood and the edges were painted black to match the rest of the dresser.  The napkins were found at the Dollar Store.
Notice they are 2-ply napkins?  You only need one, so separate those layers! Iron the one-layer.  It helps when you are ready to lay it down on the wet decoupage medium.   Since the napkins were not wide enough to cover the entire drawer, I was going to have to piece them together.  These napkins also had a very definite pattern that was going to need matching, so it was time for some measuring.  I found the middle of the drawer and matched it to the middle of the napkin.  Then I marked the edges of the napkin on the edge of the drawer with chalk.  See the white (chalk) dot? There are actually two of them as guides for …

Spring Grapevine Wreath

You may have heard about all the snow in the northeast.  Fortunately, we didn't get as much as some areas, but the white stuff is still EVERYWHERE!  Since Mother Nature seems to be off her meds again, I created a wreath to encourage her to deliver some Springtime weather.
Last month I bundled up and trudged through the snow to grab some of the vines that were growing wild.  If you missed it, you can read about it HERE.  In addition to the grapevine heart, I made this wreath.   It was an easy process that involved about 9 lengths of vine that were about 6' each.  I started by making a circle with one and winding the vine around it.  I kept adding, winding, and wrapping vines...  ...until I got to a size I liked. The finished wreath is 18 inches in diameter.
I bought 4 bunches of tulips for $2 each and some burlap ribbon for $1.  That's right, the total cost was $9! Since I want to use this wreath for several seasons, the tulips and the bow were attached with wire.  In a few months…