Look at what I did for less than $ 10.00.
This baby is from Hobby Lobby super duper clearance. $ 1.27 originally $ 18.00. It WAS is good shape (until my daughter played with it). She broke it. It is made of a plastic resin material, I thought I had hot glued it back together but when I went to hang it, it fell apart. After a couple more tries I gave up with the glue and just taped it back together. I used clear packing tape and I had a black paint pen I painted over it. Looks pretty good, you have to really look close to notice it.
A GW find. It is the most expensive at $ 3.99 but it was keys and at the time I thought I would do something crafty with only the keys but I have decided I like this piece the way it is. It was originally sold by Target, 1 in a series of 4. Does anyone have the set? Or have seen it in blog land anywhere?
This little treasure was such an ugly duckling when I found it at GW for $ 2.99. It was originally sold by World Bazaar and in the ugliest reddish brown color shadowbox frame. The keys were just glued to a piece of plain wood (even the glue was showing. Ugly, but I have no before pics – sorry. A little can of black spray paint fixed the frame right up. I used my hair dryer to get the keys unstuck from the piece of wood. Found a lovely piece of scrapbook paper and covered that plain wood right up. When I repositioned the keys they were off a bit and I thought I should add something to the center. HOME was it … a few more supplies from my scrapbook stash and viola. Much prettier wall art than how it was originally sold.
These two little shadow boxes came from IKEA years ago… I have never been able to find a home for them until now. I forget h0w much they cost but not much and since they have just been collecting dust for at least the last 5 -6 years they are happy to finally have a home.