Simple Key Art

For some reason I have been stalling on decorating in our new (after 6 months I use the term new loosely) place. Part of it is compressing both of our styles and partly because I wasn’t sure how long we going to end up staying here. The last part has to do with money. I would rather re purpose things I already have than buy new things. This is how I re-purposed some ‘old’ frames for a new look in our bathroom:

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With that said I had these pictures frames that I bought at TjMaxx last year for $6 each. When I first purchased them they were all different colors and  spray painted them all black. They have been sitting in a little crate waiting to be hung since March now. Wow that sounds way worse as I type it out then it did in my head.  Well its a good thing I am getting around to it. This is how they were set up at my condo.

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While I was wandering around Hobby Lobby with a friend last week I came across these wooden keys for a whooping .98 cents (after 50% off for all unfinished wood sale)! I snatched them right up and knew I needed to do something with them. When I got home I remembered the frames in the crate and got to work.

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I tried the keys on different paper and tried to figure out the colors.

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Nothing I tried seem to work well. I decided to try making the keys dark instead. All I did to do this was stamp them on an ink pad, then I blotted them with a paper towel just to make sure the ink didn’t run. And they looked so much better with the frames.

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The stalk white paper was not working quite right for the look of the bathroom. I decided to bring in left over burlap for the shower curtain project and it looked perfect.

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Before I hung them all up I cleaned all of the glass with rubbing alcohol. There was still left over residue from the price sticker and it was driving me insane. All I did was lightly scrub the glass with a paper towel dipped in alcohol.

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After they were all cleaned and put together I hung them up.

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The top of the toilet needed a little something too.

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Check out how much better the bathroom looks!

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