I almost fell over backwards when I saw this key art all over Restoration Hardware’s latest catalog spread. How cool are these keys so beautifully framed?
What’s not cool (at least to me) is the price. At $199 dollars each for an 18 x 18 inch square, I had to choke a bit. You see, a few months ago I purchased some of these same skeleton keys for $2 dollars each at my favorite local salvage warehouse. I plan on featuring them in my ‘Home for the Holidays’ Etsy shop – coming later this month. I always thought they’d be so beautiful framed in a collection. So I laughed when I saw Restoration Hardware’s images.
Images via Restoration Hardware
A few days ago, I was doing some discount DIY framing, working on a photograph for my master bedroom. One of the other projects I finished was my own miniature version of framed skeleton key art.
These were so easy to make. The most difficult part is finding the right key. Luckily, I had my own stash.