I couldn't help but think of the name of the album that Stevie Wonder released in 1976 when I started on my latest project. Since I have so much time on my hands relaxing at home enjoying the nice cool weather, as others are finally feeling that summer heat index start to rise, I thought I would scrounge around our shed for some more scrap pieces of wood to paint on. When I found a couple of old ledge shelves that were no longer being used, I had an indea for what to do with them.
Almost immediately after picking them up and looking at them, I envisioned piano keys. So off I went in search of a graphic online that I could print out and use to trace onto the shelves. After tweaking the size of the graphic, I painted the shelves black and then went about transferring my image onto the wood. Then it was time to paint using left over Martha Stewart "Glass of Milk" white. When I finally finished them, I had to admit that they turned out pretty darn cute. This can either be placed on a table, shelf, or any flat surface, to be used in a creative vignette, or attach a hanger on the back, or a couple of hooks on the top and hang it on a wall.
Not only did I complete the two piano key pieces, but I also completed a couple of distressed signs that will be sure to add just that right touch of color or interest to just about any kitchen. I have really found a lot of joy in using stuff that would have just found it's way into the trash, and being able to give it a new life and purpose. Now I think I'll put away my paints for a bit and enjoy the fantastic views of the sunset I have nightly right outside my window.