Tuesday, July 27, 2010

VINTAGE PAINTED OWL KEY HANGER TUTORIAL.

i got these little guys at a thrift store for 6 dollars.
i wasn't in love with the wood, just a little too cabin-like.
there was nothing on the back to hang it on the wall with.
it had a hole on the top of each of the long ends, maybe for candlesticks.


so i used dark brown acrylic paint.
it was way too matte, so i added glossy mod podge.
now it's too glossy, but oh well.
i added some hooks on the bottom to hang our keys from.
i also added some hanging wire to the back of it.

aren't they are just so sweet and forresty?



MATERIALS:

1) vintage wall-hanging

2) acrylic paint

3) 3 or so screw-in hooks

4) picture hanger hook for the back

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) thoroughly wipe down your wall-hanging
    to remove any dust. i used a baby wipe.

2) tape any areas you do not want painted.
    i taped over the felt eyes of my owls.

3) paint your wall-hanging. if it needs a second
    coat, let dry thoroughly in between.

4) after it dries, screw in your key hooks along the bottom.

5) attach a picture hanger hook to the back.
    this method will depend on your material.
    another idea is to hang it up by tying yarn or string to it,
    or using a staple gun to create a hook.
    whatever works for you!

3 comments:

  1. You are soooo creative Jenn...love it!

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  2. Hi Jenn, I have been stocking your blog for a while now. I know Kelly, we met in Hawaii years ago. Anyway I am a photographer too and I love your work and all of the little crafts you do.

    P.S. I love owls too! I threw my daughter an owl themed birthday party last fall. You can cut and paste the link below to see it if you want.

    http://thew8clan.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html#5874975028451453584

    Shannon

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  3. I think they look REALLY cute!!

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