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« on: July 09, 2008 02:28:02 PM »

Hello everyone =) This is my very first project post on Craftster so I thought I would introduce myself with the simplest of my ongoing obsessions. I love going out to goodwill/salvation army/garage sales to find somewhat ugly things to alter, and most of you are kindred in that way of course. My favorite finds are  old (and many times made of cheap plastic) tracery and filigree decorations. They almost always have imitation gilding so I started altering them to match my taste better.
I found these two giant wall keys at Goodwill. They used to be a hideous gold so naturally, I made them magenta. I used a darker shade in the crevices to accentuate the details of the molding.
Then the frame below is part of a set of three of the same size. I'm only posting this one for now because I haven't put anything inside of the other two yet. I painted the picture inside based on an old damaged postcard from the '40s. Enjoy!


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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008 02:38:45 PM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE that frame and postcard!!!!!  My goodwill NEVER has anything as groovy as those keys either . . .great find!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008 02:40:15 PM »

That is too friggin awesome.
Your books are awesome as well.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008 02:45:34 PM »

Oh those are awesome! I love stuff like that, and I bet stores would so sell them for high priced haha what kind of paint did you use?
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008 02:57:30 PM »

Oh my gosh, the keys!! I want them so badly, they're beautiful!

And the postcard you painted looks fantastic, I envy your talent!
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2008 03:12:37 PM »

wow those keys are gorgeous
nice work
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2008 03:12:44 PM »

These are seriously gorgeous.
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2008 03:17:49 PM »

Beautiful. Great finds even cooler rennovations Cheesy Wonderful job, thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2008 03:19:15 PM »

Those keys are Fabulous!
I LOVE that to painted them a different color,
I wish my thrift stores had cool stuff like that Sad

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008 03:20:20 PM »

goodness!  gorgeous!  also loves the combo of great frames & keys with even greater books  Smiley
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