I'm not a crafty person by nature. Most of what little I create is an exact reproduction of something I've seen elsewhere. So a few years ago I saw in a catalog a set of framed skeleton keys and decided that they would look great in our bedroom and promptly ordered them. A few days later I received an email saying they were backordered and it would take an additional month or so before they shipped. Over the following weeks, I kept getting emails that pushed the date back further and further. Finally, impatient with waiting, I cancelled the order and went on with my life, never really forgetting the piece.
So fast forward probably 4 or more years, I was in Micheal's the other day and found skeleton keys in the scrapbooking aisle and instantly the memory of those beautiful framed keys sprang to my mind. I bought 2 packages (about 3 bucks a piece) and started formulating my design. A trip to IKEA last week helped me find the exact shadow boxes that would work . . . and I already had some Stampin' Up scrapbooking paper that I thought would complement our decor . . . and Voila! . . . I finally have those framed skeleton keys that I ordered so long ago.
I'm pleased with the result and anxious to hang them on the wall. I made 4 of them, 2 for either side of our bed, I'll try to post pictures when they are up. All in all, I feel rather surprised with my do-it-yourself attempt at craftiness, but don't expect it again anytime soon.