Thursday, August 23, 2012

Keys, Keys, and More Keys

It's a fun day when you get to go to Lowe's and buy a new door lock. Then ask the key guy to make you eight new keys. He then makes a comment about how you must have a big family.

After a solid five minutes of key making you feel bad and scale back your order. You also realize your new lock already comes with two keys! It's like you won the lottery.


Did I mention we moved? 

Naturally new houses call for new door locks. Among the chaos of packing, keeping the house super tidy, etc. I forced a crafty project on myself. Why buy those generic key covers when you can spray paint? Enter Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.


At the time the color choice seemed like a good idea. Afterall, they would match the metal of the new door hardware.


Of course hindsight is always 20/20 and I probably could have gone with a bolder color. These are sleek though. Classy and sleek.

As for our old keys, I decided to make a keepsake out of one of them... because I'm attached and emotional like that. I had seen this idea awhile back on Pinterest. (Here is the link to the actual blog.)

Sure, a map could have been cute too.

And here is my little creation.


That purple image/sketch-looking thing in the background is our house. I played around with a photo in Photoshop then applied my favorite filter: Poster Edges. It was meant to blend in to the background a bit. But also be... well... relevant.

I should also clarify that this is clearly the husband's key as I am not a die-hard Ravens fan. Shame, I know.


  1. Love it! I am planning on doing the same day...(and without the artistic!