Tuesday, September 2, 2008

DIY button madness!

Before...

When we moved I thought about getting rid of this clock we got for our wedding. It was huge, which was nice, but I didn't really love the faux tuscan antique look. We decided to try to give it a makeover. Jon and I brainstormed a bunch of different ideas (putting tiny figurines inside, decoupage, etc.), but nothing seemed to fit. My friends gave me a bag of antique buttons for my birthday, and it inspired me to cover the thing with amazing buttons. We bought an assortment of 600-750 on eBay and sorted them into colors. I decided to just concentrate on the light colored ones, and we chose a color theme (aqua and red). After some spray paint and industrial strength glue (E6000--can bond metal engine parts) we had this.

After!

I loved how it turned out. Each button is unique and I love the different textures and mother-of-pearly-ness. And, super easy.


8 comments:

Lorrie said...

I am AMAZED!

ber said...

you are my craft hero.

Kirt said...

You are the Craft Queen of the West Coast!

Leslie said...

ooo- so cool. I was surprised how big it is! You're apartment is looking so hip!

Kenzie said...

eh hem, dad, i hope you meant that because I am the queen of crafts now on the east coast! Mal, I am proud to call you my sister. I think it is awesome!

Brett & Syd said...

Very awesome work. I can't believe you didn't like the faux Tuscan look...that is truly shocking to me...

Megan said...

I love your clock! I hope your craftisness can rub off on me! : )

Mark and Kris said...

Mal,
that clock is awesome! I really love it. You really changed it and it will be a great conversation piece long after it stops running. I love mosaics and it reminds me of that. I enjoyed your blog.