Button & Key Frame

Last week I was helping my friend Emily move, and so I acquired some gems…including a plethora of black frames! I tend to only use black frames…and prefer black furniture…..so I took most of the black frames she was getting rid of!

Today I had some time to spare, so I grabbed a frame…..

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It’s not very ME…..so I went to my craft stuff and gathered some buttons and keys…

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Now, of course, my favorite super glue EVERRRRRRRR. Loctite Super Glue Ultragel Control is the only one I buy. It’s simply the best. 

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And I went to town…I wasn’t really sure at this point where I was going with it, so I just picked 3 colors and started filling it up with buttons….and then started gluing keys around the outside, still unsure of what my finished product would be.

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My little plates were very useful in the process!

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It was at this point that I decided I didn’t love the keys around the outside…I liked them…but didn’t love them. They looked so BLAH…like they didn’t belong. I really wanted keys to be a part of it, and they were already super glued on there, so I had to think….

…and I noticed the super glue was drying white on the black frame…..BLEHHH.

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ALSO I ran out of super glue….so I planned my meals for the week, made a grocery list, and headed to Michaels, Kroger, and CVS. 

At Michaels, my goal was to find some Stickles…it’s a brand of glitter glue that I love for crafts…but I haven’t bought any in yyyeeearrrsss and wasn’t sure if they had any. I wanted black Stickles to put over all the white…maybe outline the keys, maybe put swirls on the black frame…I wasn’t sure. BUT, lo and behold, no Stickles…just other colors and other brands of glitter glue…so I searched for inspiration…and came across the paper flowers I had used for other frames around my house! I bought two packs of gray/black ones and went on my way to Kroger for groceries and super glue. 

I proceeded to buy ALLL the super glue (only my fave kind) from Kroger, along with my groceries, and then went to CVS to pick up the photos I’d ordered for the frame.

Ate dinner and then continued on with my frame!!

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I finished the keys and buttons!!! Then it was time for flowers…so I just glued them on over the white areas, and found that I now LOVED it!!

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Now, I didn’t want those stock photos on my wall, I had to add pics of me and my bestie!

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Emily had envisioned this as an earring holder for me, but my wall in that area of my room was full…

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So I simply moved a hat, hung the frame, and moved my green earrings from my flamingo to my new frame!

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BAM. That was a fun afternoon!

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