Friday, April 16, 2010

Key project finished

So I finished the key project. I still had to sand with my handy palm sander...
Then I got out our new brad nailer. I have had this for several years and never used it. I usually choose a finish nailer but for this small project the brad nailer is perfect.
I just nailed all the frame pieces and the base piece all together. Oh and I did use a little wood glue, that never hurts.
Then I went for my can of white spray paint. There was none. I had to do it the old fashioned way, with a paint brush and paint.
It took longer but that is okay. I did two coats and let them dry really well.
Then I sanded it all on the edges and just ruffed it up again, with my palm sander of course. To antique it I used Special Walnut stain and a old sock. Wipe on and wipe off. Kinda like Wax on, Wax off. Ha
I love how the stain makes them look, "old".
Then I used E6000 glue to glue the keys on.
I hope it works, I have to let them dry 24 hours before I can hang them so I'll let you know if they fall off. Hope not! The ones I saw in Rod Works were wired on, but I didn't like seeing the wire so we will see about the glue.

I just love how they turned out. I am so excited to hang them. I think I will just put a sawtooth hanger on the back of each one. I'll show you how they look on the wall soon as I can.

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  1. Brooke those turned out totally awesome. I love it! Can't wait to see 'em hung up.

  2. They look great! The stain to "age" the wood was a good idea - I'll have to remember that.

  3. They look amazing! You did a great job. I've used E6000 a lot. It will hold almost anything. I think they'll be fine hung up after 24 hours.

  4. The e6000 worked great.

  5. These are awesome. I think I need a lesson in using a nail gun! Have you even seen those movies where the nails are flying, well thats me!
    Great job!

  6. Love the look the stain gives these! What a great series to hang on the wall or put in a bookcase!

    Thanks for always leaving such nice comments, Brooke ~ I truly appreciate them!

  7. These did turn out awesome. I have never used that E6000, I'm going to have to get some and give it a try. Great job!