Sunday, November 7, 2010

Entryway Nook - Key Collage Wall

 I've been going around the house trying to add some color to the walls one by one. Most of the rooms still have the same off white base coat color they had when we moved in 3 years ago!

So I've been thinking up projects to work on and today I tackled the nook in the entryway, and the lower half of the dinning room at the same time.

The idea for the nook, came to me one day, when I realized I collect allot of keys. I just love skeleton keys, if I find a really nice looking key, I just have to have it.

I really don't know why I love them so much, but I think it might have something to do with the secret or mystery of what they unlock.

Keys open so many great things, doorways to old long forgotten rooms, hope chests, old iron gates, our diaries filled with our most treasured secrets, they unlock our imaginations, and we can give the key to our heart to some one we love.

 So I collected together all the keys I had laying around the house for a key collage. I managed to find a key hook to hold your keys, that was a hard find.

We painted the wall "Carmel Apple" and then hung the keys. We added a wall decal sticker of a little chandelier hanging from the doorbell box.

I hope this idea may inspire you to make a collage of your own, out of something you love. Look around and see if maybe you have an unbeknownst to you collection of something and then put it on display, share your passion with others and tell your story.

I still have more projects coming up, as you can see in the background on the kitchen wall, I've been swatch painting all over my house. So hopefully we'll keep getting things done around here, and then I can share them with all of you.

Thanks for stopping by! Nicole


  1. That looks really good!! Love the wall color...very warm and inviting.

  2. Im a huge fan of antique keys aswell but Ive never seen any that big! Where did you find those magnificent big keys???

  3. We've collected them from all around! Sometimes at flea markets other times via retail. I know the Nicole bought the big black one with the hooks from T.J. Max! and the chandelier decal came from Christmas Tree Hill.