Sunday, April 10, 2011

Alarm Clock + Spray Paint

Well, I have certainly been neglectful with my posting lately! I have been working on projects but I haven't finished many. I will share them just as soon as I get my butt in gear.

I have been in desperate need of a new alarm clock so I can stop using my cell phone's alarm ( I love my friends and family, but unless their car is on fire or they're having a baby or something, I don't want to hear from them after bedtime). I went out looking for the perfect alarm clock and couldn't find it. Isn't that how it always goes? I did however find this little guy:

I liked the shape and size of it and I thought the digits were kind of cute, all made out of squares like that. I didn't particularly like the shiny chrome finish (it had finger prints galore after the first day) and I really didn't like the big black snooze button that actually says SNOOZE on it. So I popped off the metal case and went through my box of spray paints and found the perfect color:

They make spray paint specifically for plastics if you want to try this on a plastic clock. Now on to the SNOOZE button issue. I just painted the button with white acrylic paint:

Then I went scrounging through my jar of fabric scraps and found this darling bit:

I attached the fabric to the snooze button using 3M Super 77 spray adhesive. Then I just crammed the innards back in the case (it actually took a bit of finessing to get the clock put back together). And here it is, all pink and lovely:

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  1. Sooooo neat...I don't think I would have ever thought of doing this...looks outstanding.


  2. This project really made me smile. I never would have thought about painting my alarm clock. I have the ugliest clock (had for about 25 years) but I can find my way around it in the dark. I'm thinking it needs a makeover like this. Fabulous!

  3. So much better after. Love it!

  4. Hi! I am stopping by from Tuesday's hop. I am a new follower. This is an adorable clock. How creative. I hope you link it at my Thrifty Thursday hop this week. Blessings...
    Saved By Love Creations

  5. wow, that is crazy clever and CUTE!!

  6. I've just discovered my love of spray paint - life changing! :)

    Stopping by from Saved by Love Creations party - now following!

    henry  happened

  7. I'm hopping from Saved by Love creations party!!! This is such a cute idea!! I love your inspiration... I'll follow:) I want to ready more!!!
    Take care

  8. Really cute and it would've never come to my mind to paint it or cover the snooze button. I enjoyed this tutorial, sweet and to the point.
    I'm a new follower and hope you will stop by. I am also running my blog's first big giveaway and would love for you to enter.

  9. I love this! I am a spray paint junkie so I really appreciate your creativeness.


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