Unlock some inspiration to use keys as decor

By on Jan 3rd
Antique keys made modern with a touch of paint. From Design Hacks.

Antique keys made modern from Design Hacks. As always, I recommend Rustoleum Ultra Cover for any spray painting needs. Remember to prime!

I recently started going to auctions and this time brought home a big basket full of vintage and not-so-old keys. I love the look of them and would like to do something more creative than display them in a bowl. Most of the ideas I've found are crafts to do with little kids.

It will take a few years to grow any craft-aged kids, so what can I do now that will reinvent these keys?
–Sarah

They're so hard to pass up, right? They're like, charged with symbolism. To get you going, here some inspiration for what to do with your stash of keys.

Keys as decor from DesignSponge

It can be as easy as hanging them! Keys as decor from DesignSponge


Mounted keys from Young House Love.

Mount them in a frame like they did over on Young House Love.


Keys as lampshade

Make a lampshade of sorts like Etsy seller VintageHaus did.


Shadow box of decorative keys

Try them in a shadow box like Etsy seller ButternutWoods.

Share your key decor ideas in the comments!

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About Cat Rocketship

I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things.