Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vintage Keys...

  You may remember my framed vintage keys from my entryway post I did a while back. I made these framed vintage keys with three small black shadow boxes & added three vintage keys from Pottery Barn. Well, I always loved them, but something always bothered me about them. I hated how the keys kind of blended into the black background. So, yesterday I added some fun Wallpaper samples to the back.. & I Love how they turned out...




Before...


The keys got lost in the black background...

After...


Love the Results









Thanks for stopping by to see this quick little before & after. I am so glad that I did this.. I am even thinking about painting the frames, but that's for another day. Hope you all are having a great weekend! Don't forget to stop by Liz Marie Blog Facebook Page to share your DIY projects & more!!

xx



40 comments:

  1. Just love your keys! What a beautiful desing you have going on there. I stumbled upon you through Surfing Saturday blog hop. I am now follwing you. I love decortating but have no style myself. So will enjoy following your.. Blessings

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  2. I love the keys. It looks great!

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  3. Simple change but makes such a difference...looks great!

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  4. Wow, great job! Thanks for linking up @ "Meet & Follow Sunday."

    www.thethriftymilitarywife.com

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  5. I agree, the keys look much better now. I'm a follower from Meet and Follow Sunday and I'd love if you follow back for more mutual blog visits :)

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  6. Wow! I love it! I am one of your newest followers and on Facebook! I love the keys and the background colors!!
    tatteredtoflattered.blogspot.com

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  7. Just being social. And became your newest follower. The Keys at just cool. Great Job.
    Hope you drop by save-a-dime soon

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  8. Found you through Meet and Follow Sunday, and am a new follower! Love your blog! I love decorating but I'm not nearly that creative or crafty...I think your blog might just inspire me to think outside the box a bit! :)

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  9. The new paper behind them looks great! I love old keys:) They have so much character!

    I came by from FTLOB.

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  10. It looks great! It's amazing what a little bit of color can do to transform some space.

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  11. I love these keys, they're so vintage and elegant! :)

    xoxo
    Katie

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  12. This is lovely! I found you through the Meet and Wonder and really like your site - your sideboard is to die for!

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  13. LOVE! That dresser kicks butt too!

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  14. They look awesome! I love keys!

    momsofalltrades.blogspot.com

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  15. hello newest follower from the hop
    http://everydayproductsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  16. Looks great. :) Love the blue table too. Thanks so much for linking up! xoxo

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  17. Cute ideas with the keys. New follower here. Give me a follow back.

    http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/

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  18. Those keys look great! Definitely better on the light background than the dark!

    Found you through Totally Tuesday Blog hop. I'm following you now and hope you'll come over to my blog sometime too!

    http://beourbest.blogspot.com/

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  19. amazing how a small switcharoo can breathe new light into a vignette. great distressed table too!

    C'est La Vie Interiors

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  20. stopping by from Totally Tuesday blog hop. It's amazing how choosing the brighter background changed the look of your keys entirely. I'm off to check out more of your designs :)

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  21. Love the makeover...I am your newest follower via blog hop.

    sherry

    http://splendiferousgirlsclub.blogspot.com

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  22. Really enjoyed visiting! Hope to see you on my blog sometime:http://the-w-s.blogspot.com/
    I am your newest follower.

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  23. Love your taste! Very cool.

    New follower from Welcome Wednesday! Hope you stop by my blog :) http://littlemissemmylou.blogspot.com/

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  24. Cute idea!
    I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday. Come follow me too! :)
    Sara
    http://curliegirlie03.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh my, what a difference. Really like the keys. I'll have to look for some.

    New follower from Wednesday's Wanderings.

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  26. Hi, I'm hopping over from Sassy Sites and I'm happy to be a new follower of your lovely blog. hugs Katherine

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  27. WOW! What a HUGE difference! They look great!

    The whole dresser/picture set up is lovely.

    *visiting from Winter Friends Wednesday Hop.
    please visit me back:
    http://kabersblog.blogspot.com/

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  28. Stopping by from WW at paisley Passions! Love the keys.. the dresser everything! Looks amazing! I am your newest follower! Hope you stop by and visit me @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com

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  29. I love everything about the after picture. Such a small change made a huge difference. Everything else in the picture is beautiful as well. I'm a new follower from sassy sites! I'd love for you to stop by my blog as well.
    http://thejunkhouse.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love the new backgrounds...so cute and definitely stand out more. Found you on somewhat simple...your keys reminded me of the one that I used on my Bell Makeover. Loved your post!

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  31. Fabulous revamp. I just love my vintage keys you just might have inspired me. New follower,
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  32. Love the update and I just love vintage keys - thanks for linking up to Saturday Spotlight!

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  33. That's amazing how much it brightened it up. I'm following from Where in the World are you Wednesday:) I'm from NC also :)

    Having Fun Blogging
    http://mrsphilipswithonel.blogspot.com/
    havingfunblogging@gmail.com

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  34. ok- loving the new vintage key background, but I'm DYING over the dresser. Did you do the refinish yourself? What color is that? I'm in LOVE!

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  35. So much better! The dresser is fabulous...my favorite hue these days. What a lovely way to welcome your guests.

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  36. Much better! And I LOVE that dresser!

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  37. Great idea, Liz Marie! They really pop now! I did my PB keys in one long frame with a linen background, but I'm looking to change them up a bit. I think a shadowbox frame might be a good idea for a few of them.

    Visiting from Weekend Wrap Up! : )

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  38. ooooh so pretty!!! The new backgrounds are fantastic :)

    I would love it if you would link this up to my party... "20 Below Thursday" which spotlights cute and thrifty projects under $20...just like this one!

    http://christinasadventures2010.blogspot.com/2011/03/20-below-thursday-11.html

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  39. I featured this project today on my blog...thanks for linking it up! Come grab a "featured" button...you deserve it! :)

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