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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12 comments:

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

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  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!

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  3. So much better after. Love it!

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  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

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

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  6. Your are featured at Thrifty Thursday. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!

    Johnnie

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

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

    -Stephanie
    henry  happened

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  8. 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
    Eleni

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  9. Really cute and clever...lol 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.

    http://slipstitchesandmore.blogspot.com

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

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