Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Upcycled Key Board

Hello!  Remember me?
This thing has been following me around for YEARS!  And I have never hung it up or used it or done anything with it other than box it up and move it from one state to another and from one house to another...
That is until now!
This is how I looked a few months ago.. but now I have been totally transformed into THIS:
Ahhh!  Much better.. and here is my journey from trash to treasure!

First I taped the board and then painted it black.  (Of course after I taped it I realized that it was just like a picture from and the mirror came out.)

While the paint was drying I traced the letters to spell KEYS and the actual Key on the black and white paper that I chose and cut it out.

Then I painted two letters white and the key and two letters black.  Both sides.

Once the paint dried then I Mod Podged my paper to my letters.
This is how they looked when they were all Mod Podged together.

Then I glued it all together and added some hooks to hang the keys from and Voila!  A new keyboard for my kitchen!
And here is a sneak peek at what is next on my upcycling agenda!

Can't wait to share the BIG reveal! 
I am sharing with
Beyond The Picket Fence


  1. This looks great and I can't wait to see what you do with that next piece!

  2. That's really cute! Don't you just love having and epiphany after you've taped the whole thing up? I had one during a project I did on Sunday. :) It looks great! I need something similar for my keys. The random push pin doesn't exactly have the same allure. :)

    Can't wait to see what you do with the next piece!

  3. You got your mojo back!!! YAY! It looks really awesome.

  4. So cute! Found you on wandering Wednesday :)

  5. So cute! I have a few things we've been carting around from house to house and you have inspired me to finally do something with them! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)


  6. what a great idea, is there nothing we cant do with mod podge!

    Come visit my blog at:
    Leigh at The Sewing Diva

  7. This is so cute. I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to join Thrifty Thursdays. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!


  8. Great idea! It looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up!

  9. That looks amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with the magazine caddy. I'm your newest follower. It would be great if you could stop by my blog Monday and add your project to The More The Merrier Link Party.

  10. Lovely transformation! Don't you just love it when you can find a use for something thats be knocking around for agaes?

    Looking forward to see what you do with the magazine rack, I just brought one from the Salvation Army store and have to many ideas for it!

  11. What a great job! We need something like that to store our keys!

    Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered:

    ~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY