Sometimes, when I am strolling through the craft store I see something and I buy it for no reason. At the time, I am not sure what I am going to do with it but I know it has to come home to the craft room. Often, this is because the item has that wonderful red clearance sticker on the price tag. A trip a couple of months ago caused me to buy a cute little paper mache house.
I brought it home and stuck it on my shelf of future projects. I finally realized what I wanted to do with it the other day when my grandmother told me that she seems to be the keeper of spare keys for all of her neighbors and was quite embarrassed the other day when she took ten minutes finding one. Bingo! Project! I decided to make my little house. into a place where my grandmother could store the spare keys.
First, I sketched out the design in pencil on the house. I knew I wanted to hang three keys from it and I knew I wanted her to be able to label the different areas with the neighbor’s last name. I decided on three windows with flower boxes. Each window could hold a key and she could write the name on the window box. Next, I painted in my sketch with paints I had on hand. I finished it off with a coat of varnish and the scewed in small, simple golden cup hooks. Hang the keys and you are good to go. My grandmother can either hang this on her wall of she can sit it on a table. The house has enough weight to it so that it won’t fall over easily.