The Key to Success

August 23rd, 2009 in member junk     
DownHomeDIY DownHomeDIY, member
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I love vintage keys and had a stash that was just waiting for me to dive into.
This is the frame that I bought on clearance.  It was dirt cheap b/c one of the frames was missing glass and the backing.  I find a lot of my junk in clearance sections...broken, chipped, missing problem.  Ill take it!
I removed the glass from the two frames and hung a key with some chain that was spray painted to match in each section.
I hung it on my front door with some thick sage green ribbon. 
I love vintage keys and had a stash that was just waiting for me to dive into.

I love vintage keys and had a stash that was just waiting for me to dive into.


Our house is currently on the market so I decided I wanted to create something unique to make an impression on potential buyers.  I wanted it to be something one of a kind that couldn't be bought in stores.  The keys are a symbol to welcome them in.  This is the first thing buyers will see so maybe this will make us stand out a little bit from the rest.  Could this be the key to our success?  Who knows.  But hey, it is worth a shot right?

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - The Key to Success by Addressing Spaces
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork, whimsical, the key to success by addressing spaces

Comments (13)

alicemom writes: What a great idea! I feel sure it will be the key to your sale.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:13 pm on August 24th
wendygail2 writes: Love those frames! and I love old keys!

good luck with the sell!

gail Posted: 9:03 pm on August 24th
Christina_S writes: Very cute! Good luck with the house sale :) Posted: 4:21 pm on August 24th
shabbychick writes: This looks so welcoming on your door - nice job! And good luck on selling your home.

Kathy Posted: 2:37 pm on August 24th
suewhitney writes: Very good idea. I think cool, welcoming touches go a long way. Good luck!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 1:19 pm on August 24th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wonderful door display! Wishing you a speedy home sale!
Candy Posted: 11:46 am on August 24th
RustyDiva writes: Awesome idea!! Looks great on your door and I would definitely remember looking at your house. Good luck. Posted: 10:55 am on August 24th
byabpryor writes: Very nice.. I like! Posted: 10:23 am on August 24th
MimiToria writes: May this wonderful junk key reincarnation be the ticket to selling your house. Very cool repurposing you did with this form junk.
Gretchen Posted: 8:20 am on August 24th
CottageElements writes: Marybeth, this turned out great! Love how you put it on your front door . . . very welcoming!

Lani Posted: 12:15 am on August 24th
chippingcharm writes: Love this...I've been known to "rescue" junk from the clearance aisle myself :)
VERY inviting...good luck, Laurel Posted: 10:52 pm on August 23rd
JunkArchitect writes:

I think it’s a fantastic idea and very inviting. Good luck selling your home.


Posted: 9:54 pm on August 23rd
roadtriplouise writes: I really like this, good luck selling your house. Posted: 9:26 pm on August 23rd
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