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« on: April 12, 2013 02:54:21 PM »

I am a property manager by trade and we have serious key issues.  I am not kidding when I say that we have to change the locks on rental units every week.  Either the tenants are locked out, a lock "breaks" (someone kicked it in), a tenant moves out...etc. It seems like every time we really need to find keys suddenly all copies of the needed key mysteriously disappears.  I say "mysteriously" because for real it seems like there is a key stealing monster out there. Needless to say keys are the bane of my existence. About 3 months ago I decided that something cool needed to be made from all the extra useless keys.  I came up with the idea for a lampshade/lamp for my office.  I then decided that the keys needed to be blingified because I am the boss to a bunch of hardworking men and they would be horrified/amused by it.  I have a fantastic supply of bling thanks to my sister working at Michael's and a huge jar of whimsies that I have collected for half my life.  I finished decorating 20 keys before I found the correct lampshade to attach my keys to...a purple shiny material perfect for horrifying the guys. 

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Keys up close


























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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013 05:18:12 PM »

Clever idea,I also was a property manager and had a coffee can full of useless keys and I made a wind chime with mine, that was nearly 15 years ago and it's long gone, but maybe you could make a blinged wind chime out of the never ending supply ( I understand about constantly having to replace locks and keys)
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013 06:25:15 PM »

I just hit THIS ROCKS!
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013 08:27:38 AM »

I am so making a wind chime next!  I am glad you think it rocks...I think so too  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013 09:50:39 AM »

This should be hideous, lol, but it turned out gorgeous.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013 12:47:40 PM »

Haha! Love the background story and love your new lamp!
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013 09:34:49 PM »

*applauds*
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013 01:15:09 PM »

This is probably the best thing I've ever seen made out of old (non-skeleton) keys!  I hope that the menfolk were duly mortified and repulsed.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013 10:18:21 PM »

way to bling out your stash of keys!  Awesome Grin
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This is so great!!!  How did the guys react?
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