Kelley MacKay
Kelley MacKay
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  • Anna, TX

Recreated Missing Keyhole Cover With Molding Clay

2 Materials
$1.50
Easy

i was redoing my moms grandmothers chest of drawers. It was missing a keyhole cover and I could not find anything close. So I decided to try my hand at creating one with sculpey molding clay. Very pleased with the results!



how to duplicate decorative pieces for furniture



before



how to duplicate decorative pieces for furniture



painted



how to duplicate decorative pieces for furniture



bought 2 oz pkg at Michaels used 50% off coupon ($1.50!)



how to duplicate decorative pieces for furniture



rolled putty in a ball and I pressed it into back of my original keyhole cover creating a "mold". Use some type of powder in hardware piece (to keep from sticking) and I put a little on my working clay. i removed putty from my original keyhole, and baked according to instructions.


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Once I had my mold (pic on left)...I took more putty, pressed into the "mold" (remember to use baby powder or some type of powder)...I delicately removed putty impression from the mold. I used a tool to clean up edges (it helped for me to put original hardware over clay that I popped out of mold). Once I was happy with detail clean up I baked this piece (same time). Picture below show the replica on top and the original on the bottom..

how to duplicate decorative pieces for furniture



spray painted. Once it's all dry I will attach to my chest of drawers!

Suggested materials:

  • Sculpey III clay  (Michaels)
  • Rustoleum Spray paint  (Home Depot)

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Lynne
    on Apr 7, 2017

    WOW Kelly!!! That is beautiful - not only the keyhole covers - but the whole thing. I'm in awe. Just one question did the backboard on the top come with the original - or did you find that elsewhere?
    • Sylvia Candler
      on Apr 9, 2017

      Awesome job on the keyhole cover! It's hard to tell the difference between the two.
  • Gina
    on Apr 8, 2017

    Did you bake the mold before using it?
    • Debra
      on Apr 15, 2017

      It said she baked according to instructions
  • Chenee Roheim
    on Jun 4, 2017

    Wonder if this would work in creating a missing antique buffet handle?
    • Kelley MacKay
      on Jun 4, 2017

      I know people have done handles- but not sure how the durability would be if actually pulling on it.

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